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James Charles Responds to Zara Larsson, Calls Her Tweet Hypocritical

James Charles Responds to Zara Larsson, Calls Her Tweet Hypocritical

James Charles is speaking out in response to Zara Larsson, who called him out last weekend for once sending a flirty DM to her boyfriend Brian Whittaker.

Zara‘s tweet was sent out amid the accusations of predatory behavior that James was facing and now he’s responding to them in a brand new YouTube video.

Zara Larsson, who is a pretty big singer, tweeted saying that I messaged her boyfriend multiple times, knowing he was straight and this tweet got almost half a million likes before it was deleted,” James said in the video. “In her defense, she did later on say it was only one message, but it was way too late because the media had already ran with it, saying I was harassing straight men and wouldn’t leave him alone. Had I known he was dating Zara Larsson I clearly never would have messaged him in the first place, but this is all very hypocritical considering [the tweet Zara sent] to find her boyfriend.”

If you didn’t know, Zara posted photos of Brian on Twitter in November 2015 and said, “Who are you where do you live how old are you why are you so fine how do you like your eggs cooked in the morning?” They eventually met up and started dating.

“I’d like to pose a question to you, the audience, and ask why is it okay for Zara Larsson, a woman with a public platform, to tweet these photos of a shirtless man and [say what she did], but for me as a gay man, to DM the same person in private with a simple comment, is predatory,” he said.

“These stereotypes around gay men have been and continue to be very, very harmful to the community and have historically been used to vilify gay men in society,” James concluded.

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Posted to: Brian Whittaker, James Charles, Zara Larsson

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  • Lucas

    He’s not wrong

  • MsManagement

    Oh please talk about trying to change the subject. She called him out on hitting on straight men not on using the internet.He did acknowledge that she checked and tweeted that it was “only” one dm however he does not mention that she also said he commented on Brians pictures. Why does he himself say that he only goes after straight men? is there a lack of gay men where he lives? Have some respect for peoples sexuality.