“This is not OK. Please apologize.”
Obviously, if you’re even 2% familiar with internet culture, you know James Charles is no stranger to controversy.
Well, last week, James stirred up controversy when he posted a TikTok where he lip-synched to an Indian classical song, while using a face-altering filter. Have a look:
People on Twitter explained why it’s inappropriate and offensive for James to use that filter:
“This is not OK. Please apologize,” one fan wrote.
And one person emphasized how disrespecting classical Indian music is “never fucking OK.”
People were offended James — who has almost 22 million TikTok followers — chose to use this filter:
Since the backlash, James has half-apologized, saying “1.8 million other people made this video, yet I’m the one getting cancelled lol.”
What are your thoughts on the situation? Let me know in the comments below!
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