James Charles Just Ripped Off This Popular YouTube Show And It's BOLD
9 April 2018, 10:57
The YouTube makeup guru got dragged on Twitter once fans clocked the similarities.
James Charles has been feeling the fire on social media these past few days, after fans of a popular former YouTube show realised his new series took more than a little inspiration from it.
On April 1st, James debuted a brand new YouTube show called the "James & Ian Show" which sees him and his younger brother Ian discuss all manner of subjects, which are brought to life with zany, quick-fire editing. It sounds like the recipe for the perfect YouTube show, but there's just one problem - it already exists.
RuPaul's Drag Race fans will notice that James' new show is exactly the same as Drag Race alums Trixie and Katya's YouTube show "Unnhhh," which was later picked up by Vice TV as "The Trixie And Katya Show." And boy did they let James know that they'd clocked the similarities.
James Charles has legit just ripped off the trixie and katya show pic.twitter.com/cMdT8VwFlR— 𝔧𝔞𝔪𝔢𝔰🕳 (@imjustaholesir) April 2, 2018
The James and Ian Show is literally pissing me off so much...It’s not even funny... and I thought @jamescharles was one of the most creative youtubers🤯 #UNHhhh and #TheTrixieAndKatyaShow is incomparable ❤️ @trixiemattel @katya_zamo ❤️— enikogall (@enikogall) April 8, 2018
is no one gonna talk about how james charles is literally copying trixie and katya with his new show— 𝓂𝒾𝒶 (@byersgreenfeld) April 1, 2018
After the backlash, James admitted to taking "major inspiration" from Trixie and Katya's show, and promised to build on the original concept to create something new in the future. He also added that he did credit Trixie, Katya and their editors in his video's bio.
lots of plans to build on our concept and make it our own, but like I said we made sure to credit the originals who we love during the beginning stages. 😊— James Charles (@jamescharles) April 2, 2018