James Charles defends Charli D’Amelio amid video backlash
Magnificence YouTuber James Charles thinks the web was too trigger-happy in canceling TikTok star Charli D’Amelio.
Charles, who was in attendance on the now viral “Dinner on the D’Amelios” video posted to YouTube, took to social media to defend the 16-year-old as she hemorrhaged followers attributable to what some perceived as offensive remarks and an total snotty perspective.
By Thursday night time, TikTok’s hottest star was sobbing over the lack of 1 million followers — and pondering quitting the platform — in an Instagram Stay video. Her buddy Charles was not having it.
“This Charli state of affairs is NOT sitting proper with me,” he vented on Twitter. “100M followers in a single yr & y’all anticipate her to know how one can be an ideal function mannequin? Demise threats as a result of she’s a choosy eater & made a joke a couple of milestone? 30+ yr olds dragging somebody half their age? Feels acquainted.”
Charles, 21, is a outstanding make-up artist and vlogger with a major following of his personal. He has 23.8 million subscribers on YouTube, 29 million followers on TikTok and seven.2 million followers on Twitter. He was the primary male ambassador for CoverGirl, however has come below hearth for controversies of his personal previously over on-line feuds with fellow social media stars, shady initiatives and problematic feedback about Ebola and Africa.
Each Charli — who boasts TikTok’s largest following ever — and sister Dixie D’Amelio are dealing with fan backlash for his or her actions in the course of the video with private chef Aaron Could. Dixie, 19, spat out and vomited meals ready by Could whereas Charli requested for “dino nuggets.”
“I threw up; that was not good,” Dixie mentioned. The 19-year-old has 43.8 million followers on her TikTok account.
Charli was additionally criticized for sounding ungrateful for not hitting the 100 million follower threshold quick sufficient, after gaining a whole lot of hundreds of followers every day main as much as the drama.
“Ugh, I simply want I had extra time as a result of think about if I hit 100 mil one yr after hitting a mil,” she mentioned within the video.
“95 million not sufficient for you?” Charles quipped again.
Charli had over 99.5 million followers as of Wednesday — however her depend has dropped to 98.6 million as of Thursday afternoon. She has not issued a proper apology or assertion for her habits, however Dixie and their father, Marc, have each launched half-hearted video explanations of the state of affairs.
“I’m so grateful for the entire alternatives I’ve had, so I might by no means in any approach wish to be taken as disrespectful, particularly from an out-of-context 15-second clip,” Dixie says on TikTok. “I like Chef [May], and I might by no means disrespect him in any approach and perhaps don’t decide somebody’s character over a 15-second video.”
Reps for Charli declined The Submit’s request for remark concerning the on-line controversy.
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