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Twitter declares James Charles canceled for his predatory straight boy fetish

CoverGirl model/makeup artist James Charles has lost over 2.5 million followers and counting in a matter of days after shocking allegations were lodged against him by fellow influencer/YouTuber Tati Westbrook last week.

On Friday, Westbrook posted a video to her channel titled “Bye Sister” in which she alleged that Charles, who she once considered a friend, had made a habit out of coercing straight guys into participating in gay sex acts against their wills.

“You know, it’s really disgusting to manipulate someone’s sexuality,” Westbrook said in the video, which has garnered almost 40 million views in less than a week, “especially when they are still emerging into adulthood and don’t have everything quite figured out.”

“You are using your fame, your power, your money to play with people’s emotions. You’re threatening to ruin them. You’re threatening to embarrass them. And you’re doing that to have them behave sexually in your favor, even if they’re straight.”

In response, Charles released his own video, apologizing for his actions and saying, “I’ve been involved in a lot of very unique and strange situations that have left people confused or upset, and I learned the hard way about ways I can interact with boys I’m interested in.”

“This is a conversation that I know a lot of people are uncomfortable with,” he added, “and it’s something I should have been far more careful with, bringing into the public eye.”

But this hasn’t stopped folks on Twitter from declaring him officially canceled, with many declaring him a sexual predator with a straight boy fetish.

Here’s what people are saying…

Related: James Charles releases teary apology after being accused of coercing straight men into having gay sex