“I’m so, so sorry to let you down and let you down,” continued Charles. “As scary as it is to think about it, I’ve also resigned myself to the fact that this isn’t just something I can move on from. I am aware of that no matter what I say in this video, say or 10 videos down the line or a year of videos down the line, those stories and allegations are going to haunt me for the rest of my life and the rest of my career and that sucks. “
He pondered, “It’s so horrific and embarrassing, but at the end of the day it’s my own fault and responsibility to take responsibility for what I’ve done.”
In February, Charles denied having “cared for” a minor on Snapchat. At the time, a 16-year-old said the YouTuber asked for pictures of her “body”.
In a statement, Charles replied, “The accusation that I nursed this person is completely false.” According to Charles, they added themselves on Snapchat and the victim claimed to be 18 so Charles started “flirting”. After learning the teenager was 16 years old, Charles told them he was “uncomfortable” with the situation, according to the vlogger.
The producer of Instant Influencer praised in his statement: “Because of situations like this, I am now going to ask to see everyone’s ID or passport instead of trusting someone’s word for it [person] I have a conversation with. ”
In April he released his video “Holding Myself Accountable” and then parted ways with his long-time beauty sponsor Morphe. “In light of the recent allegations against James Charles, Morphe and James have agreed to end our relationship,” the brand said in a statement. “It is and always has been Morphe’s goal to create a positive, safe, and empowering space where all beauty lovers can freely share their artistry and passion for cosmetics, and Morphe is committed to promoting that goal.”
Ultimately, Charles said in his new video, “All I can do is learn from this situation and figure out how to better protect myself and move forward more cautiously, and I promise I will do exactly what I will do . ”