James Charles’ Pennywise Tutorial Sparked Insane Drama With “It” Cast
Last year, James Charles became CoverGirl’s first male spokesperson. Since then, he’s come under fire for insensitive past remarks, and the makeup artist’s latest tweets and a makeup tutorial have landed him in hot water again.
In case you missed how this whole sitch started, it all began when Charles originally went to see It. He wrote in a (since-deleted) Twitter post, “Ok five minutes in and IT is already awful stay tuned for updates.”
Finn Wolfhard, star of the movie (and Mike from Stranger Things) clapped back, asking why he was on his phone in the movie theater in the first place.
Charles later apologized to the star on Twitter and even in a video (that was inexplicably filmed in the back of an Uber), explaining that while the movie was well made, it wasn’t his cup of tea.
So naturally, when he announced he’d be doing a Pennywise tutorial, people were a little confused. But as he captioned the vid, “You don’t have to like a movie to do makeup from it. ;)”
One of the film’s stars Wyatt Oleff subtweeted Charles, writing “When you decide to exploit a movie that you hate for money & attention cause why not.”
Fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson then responded to Oleff’s tweet including James Charles’ handle, “JAMES DO NOT MAKE ANOTHER UBER APOLOGY VIDEO. I DO NOT DESERVE THIS MANY GOOD THINGS.”
But Charles assured Dawson he wasn’t planning on saying he was sorry again, saying, “I’m not apologizing for doing a tutorial my followers asked for I promise sister.”
Oleff then backtracked on his subtweet, saying he intended it to only be a joke.
But Charles was having none of it. He said, “It’s not funny though?” He accused Oleff of knowing that the tweet was going to result in the YouTuber “getting dragged left and right once again.”
Oleff stepped up and apologized, even asking people to quit talking trash.
When Charles responded to the apology with his customary “thank you sister,” Oleff corrected him, saying, “brother** but ok.”
Charles claimed, “We’re all sisters down here,” even including a red balloon emoji, but Nicholas Hamilton (who plays Henry Bowers in the movie) thought it had gone far enough and ended it all with an “mmm but stop tho.”
Meanwhile, the rest of the Twitterverse watched the entire exchange like…
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