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Entertainment • Aug 25, 2019

James Charles "leaks" his own nudes following Twitter hack

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James Charles "leaks" his own nudes following Twitter hack
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Makeup mogul James Charles, among several other top YouTubers, were victims of a widespread Twitter hack on August 24 - but Charles isn’t letting the virtual attack bring him down.

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The hack took place on August 24, with the malicious user (or users) behind the scandal posting racist, homophobic, and sexually suggestive Tweets to Charles’ Twitter account - even threatening to release nude photos of the social media star.

The YouTuber also lost his verification amid the attack, likely due to the hacker’s posts, which even included a message praising noted serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Despite the mayhem, Charles retrieved his account shortly thereafter - and he bounced back in an unexpected way by posting his own nudes to spite the hacker.

“Hi, I got my account back,” Charles wrote of the incident. “Just case I ever get hacked again, here’s the ONLY nude I’ve ever taken! Can’t threaten me with it now 🤠🖕🏼 Get a life.”

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The nude photo quickly went viral, with one fan asking how long it took the YouTuber to convince his management team to let him post the nude.

“Approximately 8 minutes,” Charles answered.

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While fans made a meme out of his response to the hack, not everyone was amused by the pic, with some commenters criticizing the YouTuber for posting a naked photo of himself online.

“Literally no one asked for this,” one user wrote.

“Yeah, well I didn’t ask to have my security and privacy threatened either, so this is me taking back ownership of the situation,” he replied. “Move on with your day.”

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Charles wasn’t the only YouTuber affected by the hack, either: top YouTuber Shane Dawson was similarly hit by the same scandal the day prior, along with Vine star King Bach and YouTuber Amanda Cerny.

The hackers even hit the account of deceased YouTuber Desmond “Etika” Amofah, stirring up outrage across his community with offensive messages regarding his passing.

While no exact source of the hack has been revealed, Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR is blaming the incident on AT&T, a sentiment echoed by King Bach, who accused an employee of switching his SIM card.

In spite of the widespread hack, Charles isn't letting threats of blackmail ruin his day - and he's not afraid to fight back!

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