vulcan_rhapsody (vulcan_rhapsody) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

James Charles' History of Predatory Behavior, Plus: his Subscriber Count is in Free Fall

That episode with Shawn Mendes


In 2018, Shawn started a live stream on Instagram to show off his juggling skills. James popped into the stream and wrote, "Can u juggle me like that." After he left his comment, Shawn ended the live stream, which has made fans believe that James made him uncomfortable.

Another fan confirmed this theory, after revealing that they attending a secret session with Shawn, who supposedly said he sees James' comments all the time and doesn't like the "weird sh*t" he writes on his page constantly.

After hearing the news, James took to Twitter to apologize and explain himself, which led to Shawn apologizing to HIM.

Despite Shawn clearly not being happy with the excessive attention, weeks later James Charles said that he still DMs him.

Hooking up with a 'straight guy' and outing him to his girlfriend and the world

Word on the street is that James Charles hooked-up with a guy who labels himself straight and has a girlfriend. When the guy didn't comply with JC's request for more contact, James outed him. "All I've asked for over the last 2 months was one last conversation for closure and you chose to ignore that and be a douchebag. So I told your girlfriend who is amazing and beautiful and can do way better than you."


James Charles also subtweeted about the guy. His followers quickly figured out who he was talking about and harassed him until he shut off comments. Both the guy and his girlfriend have blocked JC, with the girlfriend making her social media private.

Coachella 2019

James Charles attended Coachella together with his friend Gage Gomes, which resulted in very public arguments on social media. Gage claims he has always been transparent about not being sure about his sexuality or feelings, while James Charles claims he was used for a free ride and his feelings were manipulated and toyed with.


Gage: "James saw this an opportunity to manipulate me as a person who may or may not have tried to figure things out their sexuality, after he fact of telling him I was straight. [He] goes after heterosexual men 99.9% of the time. (...) I was never lying to him, it was always how I felt at the time."

"I guess he wasn't sure how I was feeling, even though I was telling him the whole time I wasn't into experimenting at that time. He proceeded to get extremely upset with me and tried to play his emotions, push his emotions onto me, kind of guilt me intro trying something that I didn't want to do".

Catfishing for nude pics in high school?

After the Coachella scandal broke, a former class mate accused James Charles of pretending to be a girl to get nudes from athletes. There was a post on ONTD.


Someone pointed out that James' Charles must have picked the 'female' gender option on his Tinder account (despite previously saying that he isn't trans):

Possible sexual assault

Someone on twitter related a story from James Charles' high school days, implying that James assaulted a straight friend after asking him if he was straight. "Knowing how much of a predator he was back in high school when he had no power, god only knows how much of a predator he is now that he is rich, famous, and powerful."

His reasoning

Ryland Adams: You'd be able to find a masculine gay guy.
James Charles: I mean there are millions of them, but there's no challenge about it.
Ryland Adams: It's never gonna end in a relationship.
James Charles: Well, not with that attitude!

Tati calls him out

Tati: Everything is overly sexualized, and that is the underlayer that I've finally have had enough of. During the last phone conversation with James, he said some things about a situation that happened in Seattle at my birthday dinner that literally made me want to vomit. You tried to trick a straight an into believing he's gay yet again and somehow you're the victim. It's really disgusting to manipulate someone's sexuality, especially when they're still emerging into adulthood and don't have everything figured out yet. You are using your fame, your power, your money to play with people's emotions, you're threatening to ruin them, you're threatening to embarrass them, and you do that to have them behave sexually in your favor even if they're straight.

Tati: That behavior is not okay, whether you're a woman, a man, gay, straight, bi... whatever sexuality you are, that is your personal call and it's not someone else's to take, it's not someone else's to play with, it's not someone else's to mess with, and how dare you laugh about and make meme after meme and retweet, 'I love straight boys, I love straight boys', and make it a joke. That behavior is not normal and it's not okay. Cracking someone's sexuality is not an escape room. This is shit that will follow them for the rest of their lives.

Tati: You need someone to tell you to stop it and that's exactly what I did, in your kitchen, in front of Gabriel Zamora. I had enough respect for you, and love for you, and care for you, to tell you to go and get some help. I told you that this was not good and you could have your career completely destroyed.

Tati: Even to his dad, he said that every man is a little bit gay and that there is no such thing as a straight man.

Tati: At my birthday dinner, you talked in detail about the things you wanted to do to the waiter. And when I said, 'James, he's straight', your response was, 'it doesn't matter, I'm a celebrity'.

His lame reply

James: Boys have been a topic that I've talked a lot about in my social media journey, and it's a topic that I wish I hadn't. I've been in a lot of very unique and strange situations, and I left people confused or upset, and I learned the hard way about ways that I can interact with boys that I'm interested in and also ones I shouldn't be talking to. This is a conversation that I know a lot of people are uncomfortable with. I should have been far more careful with bringing it to the public eye.

In little over a day, James Charles has lost 1.6 million subscribers on Youtube (10% of his overall count).

[Spoiler (click to open)]

James Charles' subscriber count has been falling by several thousand since he made his tone-deaf comments about the MET gala, but they're in an unprecedented freefall since Tati released her video yesterday.

Annoyingly, the attention around his and Tati's drama means that he earned more TODAY than some people make in a year.

Sources: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

This is apparently only the tip of the iceberg.
Tags: beauty / makeup, internet celebrities, lgbtq / rights, lgbtq film / media, scandal, shawn mendes

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