James Charles apologizes to Lauren Conrad for "nasty" Instagram rant - Dexerto

James Charles apologizes to Lauren Conrad for “nasty” Instagram rant

Published: 20/Aug/2020 13:28 Updated: 20/Aug/2020 14:11

by Georgina Smith


Beauty guru James Charles has issued an apology to TV personality Lauren Conrad, following his public rant after receiving a PR box of empty makeup products from her new range.

Earlier in August, James had already come under fire for criticizing celebrity makeup brands when he subtweeted singer Alicia Keys for releasing a “makeup brand” that later turned out to only be a skincare range.

He publicly named Alicia as being the celebrity he’d subtweeted, and apologized for considering the new line to be a “cash grab.”

James also said: “It wasn’t [his] place to gatekeep this industry.” He called his previous tweets “childish” and insisted he is “not the gatekeeper of makeup.”

James Charles Apology
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James Charles apologizes for his rant directed at Lauren Conrad

However, on August 20 James uploaded an Instagram story in which he berated a PR box that was sent to him by a “new makeup brand from somebody who has no business having a makeup brand.”

He showed fans an unsealed tube of what was meant to be highlighter with no product inside it. He also demonstrated that there’s “no actual ink in the eyeliner pen.” The beauty influencer ends with a plea to “stop making makeup brands!”

This time the turnaround for an apology was much quicker, only a few hours later uploading a written apology on his Instagram story, naming Lauren Conrad publicly.

He says he’s “been on the verge of tears all day” and that opening the half-hearted PR package was the “icing on the cake” for weird things to happen that day, ultimately causing the public outburst.

“My stories talking about the products were supposed to be funny but they just came across as nasty,” he continues. According to James, he and Lauren “spoke privately about the misunderstanding and are both good.”

For now, the frustrated rant remains up on his Instagram story alongside his apology in an apparent move to remain transparent about his mistakes.


Jinny banned from Twitch again for reckless driving

Published: 20/Oct/2020 17:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch star Jinny has revealed that the streaming platform will be banning her after she drove quite recklessly on a scooter while visiting Germany.

The popular IRL streamer explained to her viewers that her impromptu decision to ride a scooter without very much experience was a bad idea.

“I got banned. Not yet, but I will get banned because of scooter,” she said. “Because I don’t have a driver’s license, I’ve never tried scooter that much. So, I made a lot of mistakes.”

As Jinny further noted, even though she tried to be careful, mistakes were bound to happen. “So, I’m just not going to ride scooter to avoid any mistakes being made.”

In a since-deleted clip, Jinny can be seen riding a scooter while wobbling and appearing to have significant trouble steering.

At one point, the streamer even ran a red light and nearly bumped into other people trying to ride their vehicles.

“It was green! Damn it!” she cursed after crossing the road. “Wasn’t it green?”

How long will Jinny be banned for?

According to the Korean streamer, this ban will last for seven days, because this isn’t the first time Twitch has had to discipline her.

As Dexerto previously reported, Jinny was first banned back in July after playing The Last of Us Part 2 on stream.

During the broadcast, she erroneously referred to the female character, Abby, as a “transgender” which resulted in the platform banning her for a “hateful comment.”

However, Jinny was unbanned a mere eight hours later after making a public apology.

The ban timing is extremely unfortunate as Jinny is in the middle of a trip, so being unable to stream takes some fun out of the experience.

For her part, however, Jinny is taking the ban seriously and accepts that it was her fault. As for when she will be banned, she claimed that it will happen when it’s “morning in NA,” so the ban should be kicking in at some point on October 20.