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 at the D’Amelios” video posted to YouTube, took to social media to defend the 16-year-old after she began hemorrhaging followers attributable to what some perceived as offensive remarks and an general snotty perspective.
“This Charli situation is NOT sitting right with me,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “100M followers in one year & y’all expect her to know how to be a perfect role model? Death threats because she’s a picky eater & made a joke about a milestone? 30+ year olds dragging someone half their age? Feels familiar”
Charles, 21, is a outstanding make-up artist and vlogger with a major following of his personal. He has 23.eight 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 underneath fireplace for controversies of his personal up to now for problematic feedback about Ebola and Africa.
Each Charli — who boasts the platform’s largest following ever — and sister Dixie D’Amelio are going through fan backlash for his or her actions through the video with private chef Aaron Might. Dixie, 19, spat out and vomited meals ready by Might whereas Charli requested for “dino nuggets.”
“I threw up; that was not good,” Dixie stated. The 19-year-old has 43.eight 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 tons of of 1000’s of followers every day main as much as the drama.
“Ugh, I just wish I had more time because imagine if I hit 100 mil one year after hitting a mil,” she stated within the video.
“95 million not enough 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 conduct, however Dixie and their father, Marc, have each launched half-hearted video explanations of the state of affairs.
“I’m so grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve had, so I would never in any way want to be taken as disrespectful, especially from an out-of-context 15-second clip,” Dixie says on TikTok. “I love Chef [May], and I would never disrespect him in any way and maybe don’t judge someone’s personality over a 15-second video.”
Reps for Charli declined The Publish’s request for remark concerning the on-line controversy.