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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.

James Charles, YouTube
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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Jschlatt teases return to Twitch after year of not streaming

Published: 24/Jan/2021 16:00 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 16:03

by Georgina Smith

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Content creator Jschlatt has suggested on Twitter that he may be making a return to streaming soon after sticking only to YouTube uploads for the past year, leaving his fans hopeful.

Jschlatt is a popular YouTuber who makes content about a variety of games like Among Us, and has also participated in the streamer dating show Love or Host.

He has over 2.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channels combined, and while he used to actively stream on Twitch, he hasn’t done so in around a year.

Back in August 2020, the YouTuber uploaded a video in which he explained why he hadn’t been streaming since the middle of January that year.

He explained that he used to stream daily on Twitch during the SMPLive era, a popular Minecraft server, as well as previously streaming weekly on YouTube.

In order to keep up the momentum of being on Twitch, Jschlatt explained that he felt like he “needed to be funny 24/7,” and due to the fact that people only seemed to want to watch him play Minecraft, he would see his view count plummet when he played other games.

For that reason, he shifted his focus to YouTube content and stopped streaming from his Twitch channel, though some fans were left wondering if the decision was permanent or temporary.

On January 24, streamer Ludwig replied to one of Jschlatt’s tweets remarking, “one year since u last streamed big guy,” to which he simply replied “soon…” with a smiley emoji.

While there are of course no details as to when exactly this might be, the brief interaction seems to have got some fans wondering if Jschlatt really is planning on making a return.

“What the f**k does this mean, WHAT DOES IT MEAN,” one fan replied, another saying “I don’t care if you stream or not as long as you keep being yourself big guy.”

It seems that as excited as fans might be, they’re ready to support Jschlatt with whatever he decides to do with regard to streaming, and hope that there’ll be more content from him on the horizon.