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.


Julez Smith confirms breakup with former Disney actress Skai Jackson

Published: 17/Jan/2021 21:07

by Charlotte Colombo


Beyonce’s nephew (Solange’s son) Julez Smith, has seemingly confirmed in an Instagram Q&A that he and former Disney star Skai Jackson have broken up after text messages showing Smith talking about his relationship with Jackson went viral on social media.

In a series of screenshots from a group chat leaked to social media, Smith, 16, can be seen talking to his friends about his relationship with Jackson, 18.

The two-year age-gap between the pair seemed to trouble some of his friends, with one of them saying: “Isn’t she two years older than you?” When Smith responded that “age doesn’t matter,” his friend retorted “it does for me.”

These screenshots also caused speculation as to the reason the “complicated” relationship ended, with Smith appearing to confirm that Jackson cheated on him. Claiming that he “made sure to ruin her life,” Smith boasted that he “f****d her good, got her addicted then left.”

As these text messages circulated online, fans on Twitter also uncovered an old romantic selfie of the pair, which appeared to confirm that there was indeed a relationship between the two.

Behind Jackson and Smith is a poster of the Disney Channel show Jessie, which Jackson had a starring role in between 2011 and 2016.

However, Smith has made it clear that their break up was not on good terms. When asked in an Instagram Q&A if him and Jackson were still friends following their split, he responded by saying: “f**k no.”

Julez Smith is the son of Solange Knowles, who is a recording artist and pop star Beyonce’s sister. His father is Knowles’ ex-husband Daniel Smith, whom she married at 17 before divorcing him three years later.

Although Smith has spoken out about his relationship to fans on Instagram, Jackson is yet to comment publicly on claims the two were in a relationship. However, fans did notice that Jackson has turned off her Instagram comments.