Y'all......... James Charles is in trouble again. The beauty YouTuber is facing backlash after posting a Snapchat video impersonating Adam Ray Okay's viral Latinx TikTok character, Rosa.
If you've even opened the TikTok app – or Twitter or Instagram, for that matter – you've definitely seen Rosa's videos. The character wears dramatic lashes, unblended contour, and became internet famous for hilariously relatable "dude come here" videos.
Apparently, James Charles is a fan, because he recreated one of Adam's recent videos, called "POV: Rosa finds out her 8th period partner is gay."
Though James made the video in good spirit, fans weren't happy that he mimicked a Latinx accent when so many Latinx women are persecuted and discriminated against because of it.
people are defending james charles for using that latinx accent and im fucking livid i used to speak like that and i had to fucking supress that shit because people would make fun of me and i wouldn’t be taken seriously and the fact that A WHITE MAN can do it and get praised is— janet loves changbin (@besitobinnie) February 26, 2020
james charles really made a video imitating rosa and added a really thick accent like he says he’s latino but i bet he dont even know anything besides the basic hollywood stereotype 🤢 pic.twitter.com/yATtzA5olh— leighla (@uglysayswhat) February 25, 2020
I’ve been traumatized by that video of James Charles faking a hispanic accent— ari 🧷 (@furbcult) February 25, 2020
this video of james charles ruining the “dude come here” meme is sendinggggg me. he is really faking a spanish accent i—— mybachelortweetsgoviral (@illumisami) February 25, 2020
James seems to have responded to the drama via Twitter. Yesterday, he posted a statement, saying that he thinks it's "truly sad" when people take time out of their day to try to cancel him.
I get that a lot of people don’t like me. I’ve learned to accept & understand it - but the extent that some people on this app are willing to go in attempt to ruin my life is truly sad. I hope one day people find a way to feel validation without having to bash others for likes.— James Charles (@jamescharles) February 26, 2020
"I get that a lot of people don’t like me. I’ve learned to accept & understand it - but the extent that some people on this app are willing to go in attempt to ruin my life is truly sad," James wrote. "I hope one day people find a way to feel validation without having to bash others for likes."
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