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James Charles hits back at haters with ridiculous makeup tutorial

Published: 17/Apr/2020 21:45

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and beauty guru James Charles is no stranger to receiving hate online — and he decided to hit back at the trolls with a hilarious makeup tutorial using their negative comments.

Charles is one of YouTube’s most popular makeup moguls, boasting over 18 million subscribers on the platform — but fame isn’t all sunshine and roses, with the star having undergone intense scrutiny in the past.

His drama with former mentor Tati Westbrook saw him lose thousands of subscribers in May 2019, coming under fire after she accused him of using his fame to manipulate the sexuality of straight men, which he ultimately debunked in a response video shortly thereafter.

While the YouTuber has since recovered from the scandal, he continues to receive a large swath of hateful comments across social media, which he decided to put to good use for an April 17 video in 2020.

As a way to hit back at the trolls, Charles decided to use their mean comments to guide his makeup look, an idea he also used in 2018 — a year before his drama with Westbrook.

This time, the makeup mogul used green color corrector, as per a hater’s suggestion, which he laughingly admitted made him look a bit like Shrek.

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James Charles has a unique way of hitting back at his haters – by using their comments to guide his own makeup look.

That’s not all; the haters’ suggestions also drove him to use a strikingly white foundation, as though hearkening back to his viral selfie from 2017 that quickly became a meme across the net.

One comment even claimed that “skid marks” looked better than his current contour routine, leading him to mimic tire marks on his cheekbones, while another’s claim that his eyeshadow was “cliche” prompted him to paint the word in rainbow lettering on his eyelids.

Of course, not all of these comments were just about his makeup skills: Charles also received a slew of homophobic insults, drawing attention to the vile vitriol that internet anonymity brings out against vulnerable groups online.

In the end, Charles looked about as ridiculous as can be — proving that haters’ opinions aren’t always worth taking into consideration, no matter how self-important they feel they are.

The beauty guru ended his satirical look by asking commenters to leave positive and uplifting messages to other viewers, ending his humorous clapback on a cheerful and lighthearted note in wake of the seriously demeaning comments from internet bullies.

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Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.