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James Charles Speaks Out After Being Accused of Ripping Off Merch Design

James Charles Speaks Out After Being Accused of Ripping Off Merch Design

James Charles is reacting to accusations of plagiarism.

The 21-year-old YouTuber reacted after Ethan and Hila Klein, the husband and wife duo best known for their H3 podcast and YouTube channel h3h3Productions, called out James‘ merch for looking “the same exact” as Hila‘s design for their brand, Teddy Fresh.

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“I know we didn’t invent colorblocking but I’m having a hard time w the new james charles merch, it’s the same exact design as Hila‘s. Combined with the fact that his audience is so huge, many people will assume he designed it and start accusing us of plagarism. What do you think?” Ethan wrote on Twitter, adding “It’s possible it’s all a totally cosmic coincidence but he used pretty much the identical colors here too, he at least moved em around a little bit.”

“When you DM’d me yesterday, I sent you the original photo that inspired my collection, explained I’ve never seen your brand, but also asked what you wanted me to do… You didn’t reply. After last year, I vowed to keep conversations private and create solutions, not drama,” James responded, adding “@h3h3productions If you’d like to continue our conversation and find a solution, my DMs are still open!”

“I give you permission to share our convo. You told me you were going to sell them anyway. You also admitted that the similarity wasn’t a coincidence. I dm’d you because I wanted to keep this private but I found your response combative and dismissive,” Ethan then replied.

Their back-and-forth quickly went viral on Twitter, with many social media users weighing in about the situation. Check out the tweets inside…

James recently hit the town with many influencers to celebrate a birthday.

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