JAMES CHARLES FINALLY ADDRESSES GROOMING ACCUSATIONS

ACCOUNTABLITY.

In his 14-minute upload titled “holding myself accountable,” the 21-year-old spoke out about messaging 16-year-olds on Snapchat.

He started off by apologizing, calling the situation “really embarrassing,” saying that he “fully understands” his actions and how they were “wrong.”

“Within the past couple of weeks, two different people – both under the age of 18 – have recently come forwards and said that they had inappropriate messages from me on social media.”

- JAMES CHARLES

“In both these cases, I added these people on Snapchat, asked how old they were right away, was told that they were 18, believed them and engaged in flirty conversation, and later on found out that they were actually 16.”

- JAMES CHARLES

James went on to explain that he’d reflected on why this happened in the first place.

“It sucks and is embarrassing to admit this, but I have to… I’m desperate. I do understand that with these videos coming to light, it’s looking like I’m actively searching for younger people to be in a relationship with…That is absolutely not the case.”

- JAMES CHARLES

James ended his video by apologizing to those involved and promising to change his behavior.