James Charles hits back after he's called out for Photoshopping his pictures
21 March 2019, 15:51 | Updated: 21 March 2019, 15:57
He just can't catch a break.
James Charles has just been facing criticism left, right and centre lately – and now he's clapping back. First, fans were pissed over the excessive ad breaks in his YouTube videos and now he's having to defend himself again over Photoshopping his photos.
James Charles claps back at backlash over his excessive ad breaks
Basically, James has been accused of overly Photoshopping his images – something he's never denied, tbf. The particular photo in question was of a makeup look James shared on March 7, which featured turquoise stars in the inner corner of his eyes.
Lets be real, James slayed this look. However, the YouTube beauty guru was accused of altering the image because his eyes were identical, the lines were defined with precision and the colours were more vivid than how they looked on his Instagram Story.
A fan exposed him with a video – which has since been deleted – showing the edits on James' photo. It read: "so disappointed in @jamescharles for this...sis you're such an artist i've admired and followed U for so long & gained so many followers because you recreated one of my looks but you've dead ass let me down. We would rather see imperfections than literal Photoshopping ur eyes."
People thought it was unfair that he is getting away with drastically editing his photos, whilst influencers with smaller followings would be cancelled for it.
The copy and flip photoshop.... 🙄 if the talent is there, there is no need for all of that. So misleading for other MUAs in the industry.— MissRiss (@missrissxx) March 18, 2019
👀 @jamescharles I know you just love me so much can I get a statement about the alleged mirroring of your makeup looks that is going around twitter today? Pretty please? Dms are open. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/gGq99uY2Cy— The Viewers Voice (@theviewersvoice) March 20, 2019
to be fair, if any of us smaller influencers did that we would get so much backlash... if we smooth our pics too much we get hate but why is it okay for him to photoshop a whole eye? idk i still think hes so talented but theres a double standard— ariana lucidonio (@makeupby_ari) March 20, 2019
that’s exactly what im saying. he tries to make his photos absolutely perfect, making it very hard for newer MUAs to compare— emma🎗 (@emma_dwson) March 20, 2019
James – who openly edits all of his photos with Facetune and Photoshop – clapped back at the haters and admitted that he flipped one eye over to the other.
No? Lmao I photoshop all of my photos. It didn’t photograph the way I wanted it to so I flipped one eye to the other 🤷🏻♀️ still looked amazing in person— James Charles (@jamescharles) March 20, 2019
He said: "No? Lmao I photoshop all of my photos. It didn’t photograph the way I wanted it to so I flipped one eye to the other still looked amazing in person."
Nonetheless, James' fans defended him and applauded his openness.
@jamescharles photoshopped his eye color out and the “loading...” on there for a picture.🙄🤦🏻♀️ If you watch his YouTube channel you’d see where he’s trying to write it out himself but it’s a little too far over & he says he’s gonna photoshop it before hand so 🤷🏻♀️ it’s not that deep— Nicole 🤦🏻♀️ (@angeliqueee_7) March 20, 2019
But it's common knowledge that everyone photoshop their makeup photos, and James is mad vocal about how much he edits. We all know he did the look but maybe he didn't like the symmetry in the photos and photoshopped HIS OWN EYE over his other eye... Why is this a big deal— Vilina (@VilCreates) March 20, 2019
lolol how come there’s always a @jamescharles scandal?? he’s always been so open to the fact that he uses facetune and photoshops. i think he’s proven he’s a good artist w or without photoshop. stop making something out of nothing.— colby (@ColbyEckstrom) March 20, 2019
I have seen James in person. Was less than a foot away from him at the grand opening of the Morphe store in Mississuga Canada when I took my 12 year old daughter to see him.. Photoshop, ring lights.. James really is that pretty in real life, he looked the same..— 𝒞𝓇𝒶𝓏𝒾𝒾𝒮𝒽𝒶𝓇𝓀 (@SharkGi95005562) March 20, 2019