OK sisters, here’s the tea.
Famous YouTuber, beauty influencer, model, and makeup artist James Charles is willing to let it all hang out for a headline. Like countless other online entertainers, Charles is always down for a news-making scandal that creates buzz on social media and undoubtedly leads to thousands of followers finally pulling the trigger and subscribing to his channel.
In a move that is equal parts pathetic and attention-seeking, the contoured vlogger leaked his OWN nude while attempting to play it off as an accident.
james charles accidentally leaking his own nudes is the most james charles thing you could do like that would only happen to him and i don’t know if i should laugh or feel bad
— kim (@auhdolan) July 18, 2018
James Charles’ nude Snapchat selfie
“I ACCIDENTALLY JUST POSTED A NUDE ON MY SNAPCHAT STORY AT LEAST MY BODY LOOKED AMAZING LMAOOO I’M DELETING MY ACCOUNT BYE,” tweeted Charles in the aftermath of his “accidental” upload.
I ACCIDENTALLY JUST POSTED A NUDE ON MY SNAPCHAT STORY AT LEAST MY BODY LOOKED AMAZING LMAOOO I’M DELETING MY ACCOUNT BYE
— James Charles (@jamescharles) July 18, 2018
Really? If Charles was being honest about the horror of suddenly realizing that he’d shared a nude selfie, he would have quietly deleted it instead of posting about it on Twitter for his 1.26 million followers. As someone who has literally built an entire livelihood around the minefield that is social media, there’s no way that Charles was actually under the impression that his stans wouldn’t immediately flock to Snapchat and view his story.
Who’s gonna tell James Charles that we know he posted his nudes on purpose pic.twitter.com/Hp44T3MZij
— . (@VODKAHOMO) July 18, 2018
Obviously, Charles NEVER considered deleting his account, which is a major promo tool and sponsorship cash cow for the makeup artist. Getting your nudes broadcast for millions of strangers to see is no laughing matter (looking at you, David DeLuise), and the fact that Charles would shamelessly place himself on the same level of hacking victims is actually pretty disgusting.
In this new era of the YouTube celebrity, nothing is off limits when it comes to pandering for more views and subscribers.