Why Is James Charles Being Canceled On Twitter (Again)?

The YouTuber and Instagram beauty influencer just became Twitter's first casualty of 2020.

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It's New Year's Day, and suddenly #jamescharlesisoverparty is trending on Twitter in both the US and the UK, making him, as one user noted, "officially the 1st person to be cancelled in 2 different decades and 2 consecutive years."

Why is James Charles trending on Twitter, and has he been canceled (again)?

Only days ago, James Charles happily uploaded his own version of James Cardon's Carpool Karaoke, happily singing along to Christmas tunes with fellow YouTubers Colleen Ballinger, Joey Graceffa, Manny MUA, Nikita Dragun and Larray.


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You might think Twitter's wrath has to do with the video Manny (MUA) Gonzalez uploaded to YouTube on December 30, just three days after their Karaoke session.


The 30-minute Q & A session titled "Finally Addressing the Rumors About Me," features Manny answering his followers' pre-submitted questions. He reveals hat yes, he is gay — "I'm fully gay," he says, "I'm actually gold star gay" — but no, he is not hooking up with James Charles or involved with him in any way other than as a friend.

But no.

Or, you might think the James-Charles-is-over-party is somehow related to the TikTok that surfaced pn December 31, showing a $45.00 hoodie from Charles' Sisters line of merchandise for sale in a Goodwill store for $6.99.


But again, you would be wrong.

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You might also think he's been canceled because of the recent Tweet he sent complaining about being the subject of "straight boy punchlines."


"[I] understand that james charles straight boy punchlines are an easy way to get likes," he wrote, "but i've had enough of the edited dms and fake dating app conversations. some of y'all are far too ugly to ever get my attention and lying for clout is even uglier. cut it out."

The tweet seemingly references last year's brutal feud between Charles and beauty blogger Tati Westbrook, as well as his recent Twitter encounter with yet another YouTuber, Logan Paul.

On December 21, Paul jokingly pulled James Charles into the drama surrounding rumors Paul had made a soon-to-be-leaked sex tape.


"James Charles," Paul wrote, "ur next."

Charles replied teasingly, "Sorry bro I only go for straight guys."

Once again, however, you would be wrong.

As it turns out, the current outrage is over this video James Charles shared to his New Year's Eve Instagram story, in which he may or may not be saying the N-word.

Charles can be seen happily enjoying his night, dancing and singing along to the chorus of "My Type" by Saweetie, the lyrics of which include the N-word:


"Rich n—, eight-figure, that's my type
That's my type, n— that's my type
Eight-inch big, ooh, that's good pipe
Bad b—h, I'ma ride the d—k all night"

Charles has not (as of now) deleted the story, and while he hasn't officially responded to the news, he did responding to a Twitter user who asked him if he'd said the N-word.

"no? turn up the volume & listen, I skip over it. how stupid would I have to be to confidently record a video of me singing the n word and still have it up the next morning."


One thing is for sure, Charles is unlikely to win any competitive lip-syncing contests in the near future, as it does seem difficult to tell at first glance which words he is and which he is not singing along to specifically.

In the meantime, whether or not this latest social media fiasco will indeed turn out to be Charles' final undoing remains be seen.

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Deputy Editor Arianna Jeret, MA/MSW, has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Style, MSN, Fox News, Bustle, Parents and more. Find her on Twitter and Instagram for more.