James Charles Returns to Social Media Following Controversy: ‘I’m Trying to Move On With My Life’
James Charles defended his decision to return to social media just days after he announced he was taking a break.
In the wake of his drama-filled feud with fellow beauty blogger Tati Westbrook, the 20-year-old YouTuber told his fans he decided he was going to take "some much-needed time away from content production." So when he documented his experience at Kylie Jenner's new skincare launch on Instagram, people were confused.
As a result, Charles was forced to comment on his quick return to social media.
"I said I wouldn’t be filming for a bit and would pop in on my other socials, point being to focus on living rather than forcing content. Healing for me consists of doing things that make me happy, such as playing with makeup & being social, instead of laying in bed all day," he posted on Twitter.
"Social media is a part of my life and I like keeping up with all of you, and I know a lot of you like keeping up with me!" Charles continued. "Posting a few stories of me smiling doesn't mean 'I'm better' or my break was for sympathy."
"It means I'm trying to move on with my life and better myself," he added.
Charles also debunked a rumor that's been going around amid all the controversy... that the Kylie Cosmetics mogul unfollowed him in the wake of his feud with Westbrook. It turns out, Jenner was never following Charles in the first place and he cleared that up, writing, “She never followed in the first place lol stop believing everything" after someone questioned why he'd post a photo with someone who doesn't support him.