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James Charles left stunned after fan “faked cancer” to get noticed

Published: 18/Jun/2020 21:03

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles was shocked after discovering one of his fans had faked having terminal cancer as a ploy to get his attention on social media.

Internet personalities know better than most the crazy lengths viewers can go to for an interaction with their favorite entertainers, with some even committing serious breaches of personal privacy for a potential photo op.

However, some enthusiasts take their fandom too far, as seen in the case of beauty guru James Charles, who was tagged multiple times on Twitter by a fan who claimed to have end-stage cancer.

James Charles Pride makeup look.
James Charles, Instagram
James Charles is one of YouTube’s most popular beauty gurus, boasting over 19 million subscribers on the platform.

Among the fan’s many Tweets was one particular post that claimed their final birthday was on the horizon and that they’d tried to get Charles’ attention before their death.

“Today is unfortunately my last birthday I’ll ever have, which sucks,” the fan wrote. “I’ve tried my hardest to try and get a notice from James Charles or Joe Woahy.”

James Charles fan tweet
candyycharles, Twitter / Clevver News, YouTube
One of James Charles’ fans claimed to have late-stage cancer in a series of Tweets vying for the YouTuber’s attention.

“James Charles, I don’t have much longer to live,” they wrote in another Tweet. “Cancer is kicking my a** and I can’t fight it any more. Please remember that you gave me the best thing I could ask for, and I love you so, so much.”

James Charles Fan tweet
candyycharles, Twitter / Clevver News, YouTube
The fan claimed that they didn’t have much longer to live in posts that became increasingly desperate over time.

A later post from the fan’s alleged sibling seemed to confirm their death; a heartbreaking proposition that was later found out to be a total hoax, as evidenced by his response to the matter shortly thereafter.

Although Charles had reportedly interacted with the fan sympathetically beforehand, the YouTuber seemed stunned by the matter after becoming aware of the fan’s lies, noting that his own mother is a breast cancer survivor.

“I just found out that one of my fan accounts faked cancer and their death?” he wrote in a now-deleted Tweet. “I understand people wanting to get noticed by their idol, but my mom’s a cancer survivor and lying about something so serious just does not sit right in my heart.”

James Charles responds to fan
James Charles, Twitter / Clevver News, YouTube
James Charles seemed stunned after learning of the fan’s true intentions, noting that his own mother is a breast cancer survivor.

Charles’ fanbase was quick to echo his sentiments and condemned the viewer for going to such extreme lengths just to get noticed by him — a situation that marks yet another hugely unacceptable breach of privacy for influencers in an already huge mountain of such instances.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.