Everyone wants to get into the latest social media feud.
It started with setbacks due to “rude” and “justified” 16-year-old TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, who lost 1 million followers after publicly complaining in a YouTube video that she had not yet reached 100 million – left her with almost 98.5 million at the moment. Fans as well as other internet-based celebs – including YouTuber Trisha Paytas, later criticized D’Amelio’s comments. D’Amelio has so far been unapologetic.
Paytas, 32, continued her pile-on as she pulled makeup guru James Charles, 21, a frequent collaborator from D’Amelio, calling him a “predator”
“Has certainly always said that no one deserves to be canceled,” Paytas tweeted to his 676,000 supporters on Thursday. “Everyone has room for growth / positive influence. Except James Charles. Cancel him. He [is] an eternal victim with a conflict of superiority, has never said sorry all his life / hangs out regularly with a minor girl. ”
In a Twitter response, Charles said: “I did not want to respond to this because I did not want to give Trisha the attention she clearly wants. However, I have now been accused of being childcare and this is not an accusation that I will take lightly. To insinuate that the relationship between Charli and I is anything but just a friendship is completely disgusting. ”
“I do not need Charli and Charli does not need me,” Charles continued for his 7.2 million fans on the platform. “I became friends with the D’Amelio family as a whole very, very early because it was all very, very new to them and I wanted to be a friend and a mentor in every way I possibly could. And even though we were not the same age, Charli and I had one thing in common that comes into the spotlight at a very, very young age. ”
Charles then launched his counter-attack on Paytas.
“This is something that Trisha has never experienced because the only reason she’s in the spotlight is because she’s said racist things, she’s said ‘n the word’, she’s done blackface, she’s offended trans society, she’s offended The DID community, she said Hitler was not that bad of a guy, voted for Trump and has started a fight with every other creator on this platform, ”Charles concluded.
In response, Payta denied many of Charles’ accusations, including that she voted for Trump, that she was wearing blackface and that she did not think Hitler was that bad of a guy. She told The Post that Charles “got everything wrong with his statement to me.”
In fact, Charles is no stranger to age-related controversies. Last year, he was called out by celebs on social media Tati Westbrook and Jeffree Star, who had also accused him of predator tactics and later apologized.
Westbrook later claimed that Shane Dawson, a cohort of Paytas, had “manipulated” her to shame Charles.