Another day, another opportunity for James Charles to be dragged for controversy. And while we could beat around the bush and tiptoe around the fact that this is a daily occurrence, this time we'll get straight to the point.
The beauty YouTuber is in hot water for allegedly copying a musical group's a cappella rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner and passing it off as his own at the Ace Family Charity Basketball Game, enraging music fans everywhere.
And while James insists that he simply "forgot," social media isn't letting him off that easy.
Naturally, the internet immediately created a scandal surrounding this.
Turns out the rendition Charles and friends sang was not theirs at all. In fact, it was stolen straight from a singing group named the Ruppe Sisters. Given that Charles isn't the first, nor will he be the last person, to sing another person's rendition of a constantly remixed song, the real issue came from Charles claiming it as a rendition he composed himself.
So is this how it's going to be forever?
Will beauty influencers who have reached a certain level of popularity continue to be excused for their bad behavior, regardless of who they step on in the process? It's definitely seeming that way for Charles, who's been able to get away with similar wrongdoings time and time again.