YouTube Beauty Guru Exposed for Lying About the Thing That Made Him Famous
Our minds are BLOWN right now. Before James Charles was known for making a dumb AF comment about Ebola in Africa, he was a 17-year-old boy who got famous for bringing his own ring light to his senior-pictures photoshoot in order to make his highlight pop. Beauty makeup pictures.
So I retook my senior photos &, brought my ring light with me so my highlight would be poppin. I love being extra pic.twitter.com/7Qu1yu8U2P
From there, the teen appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was noticed by Zendaya and became CoverGirl’,s first male spokesperson. Basically, the decision to take his yearbook pics with some good lighting changed his life COMPLETELY. Turns out, the whole thing was a lie.
Fellow beauty guru Thomas Halbert (A.K.A. ThomasBeautyy) had a falling out with his ex-BFF and decided enough was enough —, it was time to tell the world the truth. The 19-year-old then revealed (with receipts, of course!!!!) that JC did NOT, in fact, bring a ring light to the photo session, but instead Photoshopped the pics to make it look like he had amazing makeup.
TH also provided screenshots of text messages between himself and James, which show that the latter admitted to lying.
The CoverBoy has yet to speak out about being ~exposed~, but it seems that Thomas had a slight change of heart and apologized for starting drama on social media when he was “,drunk AF.”,
i do want it to be known that james is an amazing makeup artist and is talented. i told yall last night that my tweets were uncalled for
i told yall i',m trying to be a positive person and last night was a moment of weakness. Those screenshots and everything was out of context
i don',t agree with some of the things he',s done in the past. i',m not kissing ass or anything. yes he retouched his pics but he did retake.
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my actions were nasty and i did them out of adrenaline and anger. i was petty for no reason lol
i just got off the phone with james. the unfollow was deeper than y',all realize as dramatic as that sounds lmao plus i was drunk af
i should',ve talked to him privately. i want to reiterate that i KNOW i was wrong. i',ve apologized.
stop praising me for nasty behavior
also i don',t mind if you don',t like me or wanna trash talk. my life is positive. i',m loving myself more and more everyday. i',m good.
In the wise words of Hannah Montana, “,everybody makes mistakes.”,
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