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James Charles reacts to backlash after posting “offensive” TikTok

Published: 11/Aug/2020 21:18

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star James Charles is facing backlash after taking part in a TikTok trend that many critics have found offensive and racist for seeming to making fun of Indian culture.

James Charles is one of YouTube’s biggest beauty gurus, boasting over 20 million subscribers due to his insane talents with a makeup brush and his top-tier collabs with other social media stars.

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In spite of his popularity, Charles has been at the brunt of critics’ ire as of late, after hopping on a popular TikTok trend that uses a classical Indian song and a wavy filter.

The filter kicks in as the singer’s voice trills, creating a humorous and unique effect in time with the music — but in spite of its apparent comedic intentions, many critics are taking issue with the filter’s use across TikTok, as well as Charles’ involvement with the trend.

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“Disrespecting Indian classical music is never f***iing okay,” one user wrote of the scandal. “Not James Charles, Capital FM, Dua Lipa and many more are doing this TikTok s**t. Wtf is wrong with you all? Casual racism is never f**king okay.”

“F**k James Charles and f**k anybody else who thinks mocking Indian culture is funny,” another chimed in. “You guys are so quick to drink you chai tea and have temporary henna tattoos and appropriate the s**t out of our culture. Sit down and shut the f**k up.”

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Despite the backlash, it doesn’t look like Charles is letting the criticism get him down, as evidenced by his pointed response to the matter in an Instagram comment.

“1.8 million other people made this video, yet I’m the one getting cancelled lol,” he wrote. “I thought the filter was funny, not the song. The singing is impressive as hell, but I deleted the video because I obviously didn’t mean to offend.”

James Charles speaks out on the controversy around his TikTok.
Instagram: James Charles / kenzleakin
James Charles had a pointed response to the backlash surrounding one of his recent TikToks.

While Charles has since deleted the TikTok in question, some critics are clearly unhappy with his response; but this isn’t the first time the makeup mogul has been dragged into drama (2019, hello?), and it seems that he’s learned how to roll with the punches.

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Chase Hudson responds to Josh Richards saying he has ‘no style’

Published: 18/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Josh Richards has had a chip on his shoulder about Chase Hudson for quite some time. But the TikTok star has finally responded, and he’s taken the high road.

TikTok star Chase Hudson might only be 18 years old, but he’s already quite the internet celebrity. He has more than 25.6 million followers and around 1.4 billion likes, which is insane. Billboard has even named him as one of the top ten music influencers on TikTok.

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But unfortunately, when you’re that popular, someone is bound to have a problem with you. And in this case, it’s Josh Richards.

It started on his podcast when he and his co-host, Dave Portnoy, made fun of Chase Hudson’s unique fashion sense. In their eyes, he had no style at all, and Josh event went as far as calling him an “a**hole.”

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Chase Hudson responded with class

Their comments didn’t sit too well with Chase Hudson’s fans. But the man himself chimed in on the drama, and instead of adding fuel to the fire, he decided to take the high road.

“Josh tried to say, like, you had bad style or something like that,” said an interviewer from The Hollywood Fix. He was referring to the comments on their podcast. “I think you got really cool style, man.”

“I mean, I don’t want to say anything,” said Chase Hudson. He opened his hands and showed the camera some cool rings and black nail polish. “I want this one to be up to the fans. What do you guys think? Do you guys think I have an okay style?”

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Chase Hudson turned in front of the camera to show off his swagger. He was wearing a black and white facemask, a grey sweater, black jeans, a white belt, a brown bag, and matching brown leather shoes decked out in bling.

“I think you’re unique in your own way, man,” said the interviewer. “Keep doing your thing.”

“Thank you,” said Chase Hudson. It was a nice moment and one that he seemed to genuinely appreciate. But more importantly, he was able to turn something negative into something positive.

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Chase Hudson TikTok DramaChase Hudson is known for his unique fashion sense. This outfit is one of many examples.

Instead of feeding into the drama, he encouraged his fans to channel their energy into focusing on what they like about his style rather than the negative comments Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy said about it.

After all, we could all benefit from a little more positivity in the world, and Chase Hudson’s classy response sets a good example for his fans and followers.

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