James Charles Says People are Trying to “Ruin” His Life After Video Mimicking TikTok Star Rosa Goes Viral

Kelsey Stiegman
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From Seventeen

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.

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," James wrote. "I hope one day people find a way to feel validation without having to bash others for likes."

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