James Charles is having the worst month ever. Some of his friendships have exploded on the World Wide Web. He's lost millions of subscribers, and so many people on social media are throwing a #JamesCharlesIsCancelled party. Then, there are the very serious sexual predator allegations against him. Charles has issued an apology to his former friend Tati Westbrook for causing their friendship to end. As for the other accusations that have come from every direction of the internet — some from Jeffree Star, even — he's not going down without a fight.
The internet may be trying to cancel James Charles, but Charles is out to cancel what he considers to be serious false statements. He dropped a video called "No More Lies" and addressed every single allegation against him from the top to the bottom.
He started off with an interesting “thank you” to Tati Westbrook and Jeffree Star.
“I do want to issue a 'thank you' to both Jeffree and Tati for taking some of the responsibility for blowing this whole thing up and for starting everything. I really respect that a lot, and I appreciate the fact that they were trying to redirect the hate away...," he shared on his YouTube channel.
Charles' thank-you comes after Star shared on Snapchat that he does regret tweeting out his personal beef with Charles and that it "could have been handled behind closed doors 100%."
Westbrook also issued out an additional explainer video on her channel where she expressed similar sentiments.
He also further explained his history of being attracted to straight men using none other than a clip from his frenemy Jeffree Star.
We see what ya did there, Charles! The clip he shared from Star's channel is of Star explaining how he ended up routinely involved in straight guys. In short, Star explained that lots of guys who publicly identify as straight will only intimately engage with him "behind closed doors."
Charles complimented Star's explanation of how men who identify as gay engage with men who identify as straight and how hard that journey can be. Charles also made sure to confirm that when he approaches straight men and they confirm that they are straight and uninterested, he brings the conversation to a "halt" and does not pursue further.
He posted this screenshot of how he says Zara Larson herself met the boyfriend she was defending.
First, Charles noted that had he known the guy was Larson's boyfriend, he would not have messaged him. Then he noted how straight women are allowed to thirst over random guys on social media and are accepted, as this tweet shows Larson did.
"For me, as a gay man, to DM the same person in private with a simple compliment is predatory. These stereotypes are on gay men, have been, and continue to be very, very harmful to the community and have been historically used to villain-ize gay men in society."
Charles also blasted people for fabricating stories about him touching people inappropriately and then admitting to them being "a social experiment" and doctoring tweets when he says he no longer has the Twitter app.