James Charles hit again at claims he’s transphobic after he joked about being drafted within the navy.
The YouTube star, 20, tweeted about having to serve within the navy after the hashtag #WorldWar3 trended on social media following the demise of Iranian navy common Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike on Friday, January three.
“When the federal government comes knocking on my door for the draft,” Charles captioned 4 images of himself in wigs, make-up and clothes on Friday.
He was subsequently slammed by some followers who criticized him for joking about dressing up as a girl, particularly since President Donald Trump has banned transsexual individuals from serving within the U.S. navy.
“Posing as a minority that will get killed each day for a meme. Wow,” wrote one commenter.
“Trans ladies get killed for purely present and ur out right here being all I’m going to decorate as a girl to keep away from being drafted though I’m a cis white homosexual reduce the s–t james,” one other wrote.
“Simply to make clear, this tweet has nothing to do with the trans navy ban, which I clearly don’t help,” the primary male Covergirl spokesperson replied as he sought to make clear his publish. “It’s a lighthearted joke relating to the truth that I needed to register for the draft once I turned 18, similar to each different boy, & i don’t wanna battle in a struggle. that’s all.”
Charles was beforehand concerned in drama final Might after he acquired into an internet feud with fellow magnificence influencer Tati Westbrook.
He and his former mentor had a really public falling out after the 37-year-old posted a 43-minute video on YouTube by which she known as out Charles for double-crossing her with a hair vitamin endorsement and accused him of sexually harassing straight males.
Charles, who misplaced almost three million YouTube subscribers amid the battle, posted an apology and denied Westbrook’s harassment allegations and the pair agreed to place their variations behind them.
He subsequently canceled his Sisters tour, admitting, “I’m nonetheless not doing effectively,” after the scandal.