Here’s the thing about the things you think in your head – THEY ALL DON’T NEED TO BE SAID. When you have a platform, or if you don’t have a platform, all things don’t need to be said.
James Charles though, he doesn’t abide by that. He says what he wants, when he wants and makes excuses for it. Look, I admire James’ makeup prowess and the platform that he has built for himself, but I think he needs to watch what he says and not use it for bullying or being an asshole.
I’m sure that we all know that shit happens in life and mistakes are made. Lauren Conrad sent out press packages for her new makeup line and James got a package that arrived empty.
“I just opened a PR package from a new makeup brand from somebody who has no business having a makeup brand,” he said. “Stop making makeup brands. Stop! Stop!”
Rude. Rather than reaching out to the brand, he took to Instagram stories to complain. He knows the power of his platform and knows what him speaking out wouldd do.
But Lauren took it all in stride and responded with tact and kindness.
“For those asking about the empty components sent to James… let me tell you a funny story,” Lauren commented on Instagram. “The woman who put together the gifts (it was me) decided to fill a makeup bag full of empty samples to make sure everything would fit inside. When beauty products arrived and it was time to fill all the makeup bags she (again, me) accidentally included the bag full of empties with the others and it was sent out.”
James later apologized for his words (which he shouldn’t have said in the first place).
“Wanted to write an apology to @LaurenConrad for my stories earlier,” he said. “I’ve been on the verge of tears all day long from a ton of things going wrong & opening her PR package was the icing on the cake of weird things happening today. My stories talking about the products were supposed to be funny but they just came across as nasty because I was so upset, not with her, but with other things that happened today. Lauren and I spoke privately about the misunderstanding & are both good.”
You and Lauren can be good, but you’re still rude as fuck.