James Charles. Manny MUA. Jeffree Star. Wayne Goss. Bretman Rock. All men serving iconic lewks with massive followings in the ultra competitive YouTube beauty industry.
Long gone is the stereotype that makeup is just for women – men have been displaying sick skills in makeup application for hundreds of years since the origins of drag, and now men wearing makeup on the daily is celebrated across social media.
Last week, James Charles cause huge waves in Birmingham, when 8,000 of his fans showed up at a shopping centre to watch him open a brand new Morphe store.
His appearance caused huge traffic jams – a fact which was discussed on a segment for ITV News Central.
On air, the female newscaster was advised by her co-anchor to start her own YouTube channel as her makeup was beautiful, to which she replied:
'That’s because I take advice from a woman, not a man.’
that’s okay, my makeup tips are reserved for the other 14 million people that are excited to learn & express themselves https://t.co/XGIt5NUFnn
— James Charles (@jamescharles) January 29, 2019
Viewers did not appreciate her comment, seeing it as dismissive of the influence and skills possessed by some of the biggest names in digital beauty in their opinion.
Her comment was originally picked up by YouTuber Callum Markie, who tweeted a recording of the segment and said: ‘Says the 50 year old woman on national tv whining about what a 19 year old puts on their face just because their name isn’t Stephanie.'
'I really hope the grand kids are proud.’
James Charles himself replied to the tweet, saying: 'That’s okay, my makeup tips are reserved for the other 14 million people that are excited to learn & express themselves.'
Love Island's Samira Mighty also tweeted in defence of the MUA, saying: '
'Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh . What happened to accepting everyone. He’s got better make up skills than you Hun.’
We're sure the newscaster's comment was just a bad joke, but sister has been told.