AceShowbiz - James Charles made sure people know Charli D'Amelio has his support amid recent controversy. Shortly after his pal and her sister Dixie D'Amelio apologized for their treatment of personal chef Aaron May in their YouTube video, the beauty vlogger came to the TikTok star's defense, insisting that her situation is not sitting right with him.
On Thursday, November 19, the 21-year-old fired back at Charli's trolls via Twitter. "this charli situation is NOT sitting right with me," he addressed the backlash. "100M followers in one year & y'all expect her to know how to be a perfect role model? death threats because she's a picky eater & made a joke about a milestone?"
"30+ year olds dragging someone half their age? feels familiar," the makeup artist continued as he made a reference to his own past controversies. Back in 2019, he lost millions of followers over his feud with fellow beauty blogger Tati Westbrook, shady projects and controversial comments about Ebola and Africa.
Before James jumped to her defense, Charli herself, who has since lost around 1 million followers on TikTok, had issued a statement. "Seeing how people reacted to this, I don't even know if I want to do this anymore," she tearfully said in an Instagram Live. "This is messed up stuff that people are saying. Like people telling me to hang myself. People just blatantly disrespecting the fact that I'm still a human being is not okay at all."
Charli's sister, meanwhile, took to Tiktok to respond to the criticism. "I'm so grateful for all of the opportunities I've had, so I would never in any way want to be taken as disrespectful, especially from an out-of-context 15-second clip," she said in the clip. "I love Chef [May], and I would never disrespect him in any way and maybe don't judge someone's personality over a 15-second video."
The D'Amelio sisters first came under fire after mocking their personal chef and sounding like ungrateful brats in their family's YouTube video, "Dinner With the D'Amelios", posted on Monday, November 16. In the clip, the siblings enjoyed dinner with their parents and James. At one point, 19-year-old Dixie vomited the food prepared by their chef, while her 16-year-old sister asked for "dino nuggets."