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James Charles slams news outlet for using fake “ugly” photos of him

Published: 16/Jan/2020 22:06 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 23:08

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and beauty guru James Charles slammed LGBTQ+ media outlet Pink News for featuring heavily edited photos of him for a “completely false” narrative.

As one of YouTube’s most popular makeup moguls, it comes as little surprise that Charles is front and center in many celebrity news circles — but the content creator is taking issue with one of these outlets in particular.

LGBTQ+ centric site Pink News featured the internet star the subject of a now-deleted Snapchat story, which headlined with a garishly edited photo of Charles sporting a receding hairline, forehead wrinkles, and overly-plump lips.

A heavily edited photo of YouTuber James Charles.
Pink News / rileyanntoine, Twitter
Pink News used a heavily photoshopped pic of James Charles for a SnapChat story that has now been deleted.

The disturbing picture quickly made the rounds on Twitter, with a fan tagging the YouTuber in a post that read, “Girl, what have they done to you?”

The fan’s tag didn’t escape Charles’ notice, which prompted his scathing review of the site, which he slammed for using the photo as well as misleading headlines about him.

“I’m so sick of this,” he wrote. “Pink News is a joke. They claim to be a LGBTQ+ news outlet, yet choose to clickbait ugly edited photos and completely false titles about me literally EVERY OTHER DAY, instead of reporting about actual things going on in our community.”

Charles’ response didn’t go unacknowledged; Pink News has since replied to his comments in an open letter, where they revealed that the SnapChat story was deleted as it did not match with the site’s mission.

“We made an oversight on a recent Snapchat story about you,” the outlet explained. “The story did not align with our core values and has been removed. PinkNews stands for the fundamental rights of the entire LGBT+ community and its allies. We exist to inform, inspire change and empower others to be themselves.”

Pink News' open letter to James Charles.

While the YouTuber has yet to respond to Pink News’ apology, it doesn’t look like Charles is letting any negativity bring him down, as revealed in his emotional 2019 recap video where he claimed that he has finally recovered from his viral drama with mentor Tati Westbrook.

It looks like one of YouTube’s biggest stars is ready to take on the new year — no matter what shade is thrown his way.


Asmongold defends Forsen after learning the real reason for Twitch ban

Published: 27/Nov/2020 20:11

by Michael Gwilliam


Popular Twitch star ‘Asmongold’ went to bat for fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors after the Swede was banned from the platform on November 26.

At first, no one knew the real reason for Forsen’s ban, with some thinking it may have been DMCA-related. However, viewers soon discovered that for a brief moment in a recent broadcast he showed a gif of a horse in a very inappropriate scene.

Despite this, Asmongold decided to stick up for Forsen during his own broadcast and call out Twitch for banning him due to an honest mistake.

“How the f**k is that going to be TOS? If…I don’t understand. You’ve got other people and they’re going around showing Animal Planet,” he explained. “Like you see literal animals killing each other, but you see a horse’s d**k?”

To this, Asmongold makes an interesting point. There are streams on Twitch that document animals in the wild and they can get into some rather freaky situations that, while natural, aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’d show your boss.

“Listen, horses don’t wear clothes, you know that?” the streamer sarcastically stated. “So, if you look at a horse, you’re going to see their d**k. Like, that’s all there is to it. It’s weird, man.”

However, right after making this argument, the streamer learned that it wasn’t just the horse that got Forsen banned, but the girl who was in the gif with the animal that changed the whole conversation. Briefly, anyway.

“Okay, that’s a little bit different,” he confessed. “It’s a little bit more than what I thought it was.”

Despite this, Asmongold still defended Forsen for the mistake of showing the gif. “I don’t think it’s really that big of a deal. You show that for like a second, right? Cause it’s an accident.”

According to the popular World of Warcraft player, one second of footage shouldn’t determine a whole Twitch career. “That seems stupid to me,” he added. “But you know, here we are.”

Unfortunately for Forsen, the streamer says this time, his ban is indefinite and it’s unclear when, if ever, he will be unbanned.

Hopefully, with Asmongold speaking out, Twitch can agree to let this incident slide and let Fors back on the platform so he can stream again.