Makeup artist and YouTuber James Charles had fans and followers worried and confused when he took to social media to make a desperate post while “sobbing” after what seemed like a failed relationship.
“I officially give up,” he tweeted on February 22. “I’m sitting sobbing in my hotel room at 8 a.m. when I have to be on set in an hour. This is no one’s fault but my own because my dumb ass continues to go for the same type of insecure cute boys and it gets me hurt every. single. time. I f—king hate myself.”
Naturally, James’ fans, a.k.a. his “sisters”, flooded the comments on his post to let him know they were there to support him while he goes through this crappy time in his love life.
I officially give up. I’m sitting sobbing in my hotel room at 8am when I have to be on set in an hour. This is no one’s fault but my own because my dumb ass continues to go for the same type of insecure cute boys and it gets me hurt every. single. time. I fucking hate myself.
— James Charles (@jamescharles) February 22, 2019
“Stop right now, stay strong ur worth everything we love u,” one fan wrote, while another added, “Please don’t let a boy ruin your success, he doesn’t deserve you, you are perfect to us.”
Drag queen Trixie Mattel had what we would consider the best advice on the comment thread. “Date the ugly,” she replied to his tweet, adding a little silver medal emoji at the end. Silver medals are for second place, so if she’s trying to say James should date the second cutest dude in the room … she might be onto something, TBH.
James first launched his YouTube channel in 2015 and now has over 12 million subscribers. He’s loved by some of the best and brightest of the makeup community, including Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. He has done several YouTube videos with both of the makeup-focused Kar-Jenner sisters. He even gave singer Demi Lovato a fresh and beautiful face of makeup in the weeks following her release from rehab in the fall.
We hope things get better for James and his boy troubles soon — we all know what it’s like!
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.