Content note: This story contains discussion and imagery of domestic violence and police brutality.
TikTok challenges run the gamut from innocent — like these dance moves — to completely gross, like airplane toilet seat licking (PLEASE, DO NOT DO THIS). But the newest TikTok mugshot makeup challenge is, clearly, questionable, and beauty mega-influencer James Charles took it to a level that many fans find straight-up objectionable.
Here's Charles' entry to the mugshot challenge.
Charles posted the above image on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. As you can see, Charles appears to have a bloody nose, one bruised eye and one black eye, and bruising around his lower jawline, suggesting strangulation. He captioned the image simply "mugshot."
The implications are pretty immediate.
Obviously, this is an upsetting image. There's no denying that it's meant to be disturbing and evoke uncomfortable feelings. And fans were uncomfortable, commenting that he appeared to be glamorizing domestic violence and police brutality.