Here we go again! Beauty influencer, James Charles is once again in the news for some craziness. The 20-year-old icon claims his account was hacked. And before he was going to let a random person blackmail him with his nakedness, HE decided to post it himself! James got praised and condemned at the same time for the move.
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James’ Twitter got into the wrong hands
On Saturday, 24 August, famous beauty vlogger and influencer, James Charles, was the talk of town for an X-rated photo.
The YouTube Megastar revealed that his Twitter had been hacked into. And just like most hackers, James was threatened with the release of his nude photos. But Charles snatched the two-minutes of fame from them, when he took made the move first.
“Hi I got my account back, just case I ever get hacked again, here’s the ONLY nude I’ve ever taken,” he wrote. “Can’t threaten me with it now, get a life.”
The photo of Charles showed him posing in a bathroom, standing naked beside a luxury giant bathtub.
The response to this post were mixed
So far, the tweet has been retweeted over 22,000 times and liked 223,000 times as well.
But the comments underneath the post were mostly hilarious than supportive.
— Kemdizzzle (@Kemdizzzle) August 25, 2019
— ¿alex? (@hoemoticon) August 24, 2019
— 🅚🅨🅛🅘🅔 (@kyliemelissaxo) August 25, 2019
James, I love you sister, but it’s not the only one. pic.twitter.com/P4b8IA7YX9
— Harmony Marie Hall (@_Harm0ny_) August 25, 2019
On the other hand, some people couldn’t hide their disgust with James’ post.
“This was so unnecessary. You could of literally deleted it and been absolutely fine. You’re an example for literal children. I hope you know that. this really wasn’t a good decision. have a nice day”, a user wrote.
“This is a very immature response to being hacked. Consider the average age of your viewers before showing them softcore porn. I know you’re barely an adult and have a lot to learn, but this is really not a good way to retaliate”, another added.
“He’s the clown and the one pretending his account was hacked when in reality we all know he’s an attention wh*re and was dying to show his surgery and face tuned enhanced as*”
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James Charles has been hit with numerous controversies this year alone
The beauty icon, who has 4 million Twitter followers, more than 16 million on his YouTube channel and another 16 million on Instagram, has had a pretty busy 2019.
Back in February, James caused a standstill in the entire Birmingham, when he visited the city’s mall to open a shop for his brand, Morphe. Over 8000 fans were present to meet and greet with the YouTube star.
Earlier in May, he got into some sort of internet ‘brawl’ with fellow beauty vlogger, Tati Westbrook. Tati, who is acknowledged for giving Charles his big break, accused the blogger of disloyalty. Apparently, James endorsed vitamin company Sleep Vitamins by SugarBearHair — a direct competitor of Westbrook’s beauty brand Halo Beauty.
This revelation had him instantly losing 3 million YouTube subscribers in a day, and a subsequent crumble to his beauty empire.
He had pretty much been in hiding until this came up.