The internet was quick to get James Charles trending on Twitter after the star was allegedly accused of saying the n-word.
In a clip he uploaded to his Instagram Story on New Year’s Eve, the Youtube star was seen to be singing along to a rap song. Not long after it was posted online, the community came after him as he was accused of saying the said racial slur.
He was then “canceled” yet again, with the hashtag #jamescharlesisoverparty trending on Twitter on January 1st.
This marks the popular influencer as Twitter’s first casualty of 2020.
James Charles isn’t a stranger to controversy. Some fans were quick to speculate he did it on purpose for the clout and attention.
“Please not even 24 hours into 2020 and he’s already managed to be the first scandal… don’t you get tired? ”
“[He’s] officially the 1st person to be cancelled in 2 different decades and 2 consecutive years.”
In the said Instagram Story clip, James Charles was clearly enjoying his night, dancing and singing along to the chorus of “My Type” by Saweetie.
“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”
The lyrics of which included the N-word.
Fans were quick to defend their favorite Youtuber, saying he has obviously skipped over saying the slur. However, it wasn’t enough to stop the enraged Twitter mob.
In a world where “cancel culture” is popular, James Charles had to speak for himself to clear the matter. Responding to a Twitter user who asked him if he’d said the N-word, he said:
“I skip over it. How stupid would I have to be to confidently record a video of me saying the n word and still have it up the next morning.”
Only days before the incident, James Charles uploaded his own version of James Cardon’s Carpool Karaoke, where he happily sang along to Christmas tunes with fellow YouTubers Manny MUA, Nikita Dragun, Colleen Ballinger, Joey Graceffa, and Larray.