James Charles is being called out for 'disrespectfully' using a Ouija board
25 October 2018, 14:33 | Updated: 25 October 2018, 14:34
James Charles is being criticised for the way he used a Ouija board in his latest video.
Beauty YouTuber James Charles is always doing crazy things like low-key harassing Shawn Mendes and buying insanely huge houses. His latest *thing* is using Ouija boards in his videos! In his latest video 'A Ghost Does My Makeup', James uses a Ouija board to guide his makeup choices. He asks his resident 'ghost' (his friend Cassie) a series of questions, moves the planchette around the board whilst being really dramatic, and then the 'ghost' hands him brushes and products and things. It quickly becomes clear that the video is a Halloween-themed joke, and that he's not actually trying to contact the dead.
James probably thought this was a really funny and creative idea for a video... but he was wrong.
did you guys not like today's video? i was so excited about it & thought it was creative and funny but the number of dislikes really has me down :(— James Charles (@jamescharles) October 24, 2018
The video got an unusually high number of dislikes, around 20,000 more than an average James Charles video. This might be down to the fact that James used a Ouija board, and we all know that the afterlife should NOT be messed with. People were upset about James using the Ouija board for a joke-y video, when they can be quite serious and dangerous, especially when used incorrectly. Has James not seen that horror film series 'Ouija'?? (In all seriousness, some people have strong beliefs about Ouija boards and how they should or shouldn't be used, which James probably didn't realise when filming the video).
Yeah I agree, I love James but Ouija boards are definitely not something to mess around with and are very real. Again I don’t mean to be rude, just kinda concerned for James.— xXJessyXx (@HeppelJessy) October 24, 2018
You shouldnt really take using a ouija board so lightly. I understand if you dont believe in this kind of stuff, but have respect for it at least. I love you James but please educate or audience on being careful with this type of stuff.— 🔪𝖘𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝖘𝖕𝖔𝖔𝖕𝖞 𝖑𝖎𝖘𝖆🕯 (@lisaromero202) October 24, 2018
I just think that a lot of people don’t like the way you used the ouijabored in the beginning. Like a lot of people really believe in stuff like that, myself included and take it really seriously 😐— Sammy Evans (@Sammy_x_colby) October 24, 2018
It was just really cringy and stupid, plus it’s not funny to clickbait or mess with a ouija board with disrespect. That’s why I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would— Olivia.Styles (@OliviaS63642003) October 24, 2018
Some people were also put off by the Ouija board being in the thumbnail, probably not wanting to get spooked when watching a makeup tutorial, which is fair enough.
I absolutely love you and your content! Being totally honest I didn’t even click on the video since there was a ouiji board in the thumbnail. I have no idea what the content is, but I’m not a fan of ouiji boards so I chose not to watch— Mackenzie Brown (@kenziemacbrown) October 24, 2018
Some people didnt watch the video because of the ouija board in the thumbnail. Even if you dont practice wicca and all that, many people do believe in spirits (regardless of religion too) and would rather stay away from that stuff :)— 🌺🇧🇷 (@Warllayne) October 25, 2018
Like many others, I skipped it because of the ouija board in the thumbnail. While I appreciate your talent and comedy, I make a conscious decision to ALWAYS stay away from anything like that due to past experiences.— Hailey Alizabeth (@HaileyAlizabeth) October 24, 2018
So let this be a lesson to us all: don't mess around with Ouija boards, because they can be dangerous.