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James Charles hits back at fans angry over his YouTube advertisements

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and makeup mogul James Charles has dealt with controversy before, as evidenced by his quick response to angry fans complaining about his advertisements.

A Twitter user by the name of Sophia Marchetti lashed out at Charles in a Tweet on March 19, where they noted that the YouTuber had placed six ads within a 24-minute-long video.

“JAMES. SISTER. SIX ADS IN A 24 min video PLEASE. STOP,” Marchetti wrote. “...girl, I know you gotta make that money but maybe 2-3 for 24 mins idk, I’m tired of ads being the new transition.”


Charles was quick to clap back at the angry fan, quote Tweeting the post with a savage statement.

“6 ads on a 30 minute YouTube video equals roughly 4 minutes of ads..., but a 30 minute TV show has 8 minutes of non-skippable ads and no one questions it,” Charles replied. “Please stop complaining when YouTubers recognize their worth.”

He wasn’t finished there; the YouTuber went on to further explain his stance on the matter, claiming that he would gladly appear greedy in the hopes that traditional media will recognize the value of the online space.

This isn’t the first time Charles has lashed out on Twitter in response to hate, either - the YouTuber likewise threatened legal action against content creator Jovan Hill, after Hill released a faked screenshot of Charles allegedly saying a racial slur.

James Charles, Twitter
James Charles, Twitter

Charles recently became YouTube’s most popular makeup channel, reaching a whopping 15 million subscribers on March 10.