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James Charles Accused of Being Transphobic After Tweet About Being Drafted

James Charles Accused of Being Transphobic After Tweet About Being Drafted

James Charles has found himself in the middle of another controversy.

After the death of Iranian military general Qasem Soleimani was announced, many people took to Twitter to joke about a possible World War 3 and being drafted into the military.

The 20-year-old YouTuber tried to join in on the fun, but his joke missed the mark.

“Me when the government comes knocking on my door for the draft,” James tweeted along with several photos of himself wearing wigs and dresses.

After the tweet, many people slammed James for dressing up as a woman and joking about the draft, especially since Trump banned trans individuals from serving in the military.

“Trans women get killed for purely existing and ur out here being all 😁😁😁😁😁I am going to dress as a woman to avoid being drafted even though I am a cis white gay πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ cut the s–t james,” one person tweeted back.

James then clarified his tweet, writing, “Just to clarify, this tweet has nothing to do with the trans military ban, which I obviously do not support. it’s a lighthearted joke regarding the fact that I had to register for the draft when I turned 18, just like every other boy, & i don’t wanna fight in a war. that’s all.”

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