James Charles has ruffled a lot of feathers recently, after making transphobic comments in a new makeup video.
The video, called "THE TRUTH... My Crush Does My Makeup," was a collab with Jeff Wittek Wittek.
In a certain conversation, Charles talks to Wittek about the 'Kinsey Scale', explaining how he's a 5.5. "So you're not even full gay," Wittek says, which leads Charles to explain that there have "been girls in the past who I've thought were very, very beautiful. There's also been trans guys in the past, too, that I was really, really into for a moment in time."
James saying that he is not "full gay" because he's been attracted to trans men means that he effectively said he doesn't consider trans men to be actual men.
Now that's offensive.
OUT writer Rose Dommu explained it when she wrote on Twitter that James' comment "sister sucks."
Since the backlash, James has apologised, saying that the "implication that my trans brothers & sisters arent [sic] valid," is "NOT what I was trying to say."
He continued: "You are valid in your identity!! I apologize & should've chosen my words wiser!" Yes, he should've.