Charles vaguely addressed the drama on his Instagram Story.
"I wanted to say thank you to those of you guys who did leave positive comments on today's new Met Gala video. The reaction is definitely quite split. I knew this was going to happen, though; I talked about it in the video. Anytime anything like this ever happens with an influencer doing something new people tend to be very, very up in arms about it, and I can see why. But regardless it was such a huge honor... and nothing is going to take away from my amazing time that I had."
In true James Charles fashion, he posted a YouTube video following his entire Met Gala journey.
He also posted an entire video documenting his first Gala experience. He touches on the idea of YouTuber representation at the event, with fellow influencers Lilly Singh, Liza Koshy, and model Rosie Huntington-Whitely at the 10:03 mark.