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James Charles slams TikTok stars for homophobic content

Published: 4/Apr/2020 13:38

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star and beauty guru James Charles has hit out at TikTok creators for making jokes at the expense of the LGBTQ community in their April Fool’s Day prank videos.

James Charles has built a massive following of over 17 million subscribers on his beauty channel and has quickly become a role model for many in the LGBTQ community.

During April Fool’s day many creators often look for new ways to surprise fans with entertaining prank videos, however, James Charles was not happy with certain TikTok stars who made jokes at the expense of the LGBTQ community.

James Charles, YouTube
James Charles has collaborated with top TikTok stars such as Addison Rae and Charli D’Amelio.

The YouTuber posted a short video revealing that he had discovered videos on his “For You” page where TikTok creators made videos pretending to come out as gay, and was not happy with what he saw.

“I just looked at my For You page and apparently several straight TikTok boys thought it would be hilarious and groundbreakingly funny to make April Fool’s day prank videos coming out of the closet,” he explained, clearly disappointed with the creators.

James explained that even in his own community, people still face challenges to openly admitting their sexuality and that the jokes were quite insensitive. “I’m here to tell you it’s not funny, you know why it’s not funny? Because people in my community die for coming out of the closet,” he said.

@jamescharlesI’m all here for self expression but the queer baiting on this app HAS to stop♬ original sound – jamescharles

“It is a very serious and hard thing that people in my community go through and it is not something to make a joke out of just so you can get likes and get on the ‘For You’ page on TikTok,” Charles added.

James also explained that he was fine with people expressing themselves in other ways for April Fool’s and even applauded some of the memes made about him, however, he had seen enough of the fake “coming out” videos.

“I’m even here for the James Charles memes because sometimes they are funny” he admitted, “but what I’m not here for is queerbaiting, it is ridiculous, harmful and you can get likes in other ways.”

The beauty YouTuber claimed that some of the videos were “especially ridiculous” before revealing that many of the people making the prank videos had ‘slid into his DM’s’ and issued them a warning to cut it out.

James Charles has previously hit out at TikTok creators for trolling him on the app when users baited him to get more views on their videos.

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Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.

SeanBargelski

There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.

JosRiv286

This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.

LegendOfElena

Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.

Cruzader1993

This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.

ObiWanJerrNobi

Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.