James Charles Defends Jaclyn Hill From “Ugly” Beauty Community Trolls
Jaclyn Hill gives James Charles a run for his money in being the most-hated YouTuber in the beauty community, but these two controversial influencers stick together when times get tough. Jaclyn was the victim of a ton of abuse on social media over the weekend when she posted a photo of herself in a shopping cart while at the grocery store. The beauty mogul received multiple comments that criticized her for posting to Instagram when she hadn’t yet uploaded the “explanation” video she was promising her followers. She was also plagued by haters who told her to stop trying to be “relatable,” considering, along with her groceries, she had a Hermes Birkin handbag in her cart.
On Saturday, James Charles, who’s also no stranger to online hate, called out a Jaclyn Hill hate account on Twitter whose username is @WhinyMillionaireWithFurryLipstick. The troll shared Jaclyn’s cart photo with the caption: “The epitome of class & grace. Going to the grocery store in her slippers and pajamas, then posing in a grocery cart. We call this trash in civilized society. #JaclynHill, no one feels sorry for you or thinks this is cute. #trash #growup [sic]”
The epitome of class & grace. Going to the grocery store in her slippers and pajamas, then posing in a grocery cart. We call this trash in civilized society. #JaclynHill, no one feels sorry for you or thinks this is cute. 🙄🙄🙄#trash #growup pic.twitter.com/6hc1b66QRK
— WhinyMillionaireWithFurryLipstick (@FaceJaclyns) October 12, 2019
James quote tweeted the troll and wrote: “y’all are so f*cking weird… an account and thread of people literally dedicated to hating jaclyn hill? the ‘beauty’ community continues to prove that it’s ironically the absolute ugliest place on social media [sic]”
y’all are so fucking weird… an account and thread of people literally dedicated to hating jaclyn hill? the “beauty” community continues to prove that it’s ironically the absolute ugliest place on social media https://t.co/mu8SlCH8Hq
— James Charles (@jamescharles) October 13, 2019
The majority of James’s followers praised him for sticking up for Jaclyn, but others encouraged him to stay out of the drama that he often finds himself caught up in.
I understand James you are trying to stick up for her and anyone but you’re just getting better and out of DRAMA please don’t fight this battle for her cause I don’t want more people attacking you too. I don’t agree with people bullying her but please don’t do this
— 𝒆𝑹𝒂 𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒈𝒆𝑩𝒂𝒃𝒚𝑫𝒐𝒍𝒍 ♡ 🎃👻 (@SavageBabyDoll_) October 13, 2019
Others actually questioned James’s intentions when sharing the tweet, criticizing him for drawing more attention to the harmful words.
See James you actually just said one thing with your words, but just spread the embarrassing tweet to millions. Jaclyn really only has her stans. Retweeting this is reaching way more people than they would…but you knew that
— lauren ♈️🌞♏️🌖 (@lawlaw410) October 13, 2019
You literally just made even more people see this lol you’re worse
— Shay Rae (@shayrae97) October 13, 2019
It looks like Jaclyn herself might be angry at James for retweeting the hate page because she hasn’t responded to or ‘liked’ his tweet. Jaclyn uploaded a new video to YouTube yesterday where she explained her absence from social media and also addressed trolls who have been bullying her online for months. Watch it below.