In a video uploaded to his channel Saturday (March 30), YouTube James Charles briefly discussed his encounter with pop star Ariana Grande, deeming her the “rudest celebrity” he had ever met, and describing that his experience with her was “really crappy.”
“I went to her show here in L.A.,” Charles detailed in the video, alongside fellow YouTubers Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams. “I posted a bunch of videos from the night, and she had DMed me, like, ‘Thank you for coming!’ She was so sweet… She followed me and DMed me. She was like, ‘I wish I knew you were coming. I would’ve loved to have you backstage.'”
Grande is not one to tolerate racism, considering she reportedly fired a backup dancer for using the N-word in September. Her fans evidently brought Charles’ scandals to light, leading the “Side to Side” singer to then unfollow the makeup guru.
“I sent back a strong-worded message to her and was like, ‘You have 100 million fans,'” Charles continued in the video. “‘It’s really disappointing that you’d stoop to the level of listening to people bullying me just to appease them, but OK.'” Charles did still admit his admiration for Grande, calling her extremely talented.
Twitter, as expected, had some thoughts.
james charles said ariana is the rudest celeb and “appeases bullying” because she unfollowed him after HE tweeted racist things pic.twitter.com/95aPAy7Zhl
— ashley (@camilasfate) March 30, 2018
is it just me or do i find it so cute that ariana unfollowed james charles because she didn’t want to disappoint us by following a racist. wow i love her.
— ? (@explicitlyag) March 31, 2018
james charles: ariana is a rude bitch for unfollowing me!
also james charles: pic.twitter.com/r5jk9w9S9x
— matthew (@mxtthewt) March 30, 2018
so apparently Ariana is the rudest celebrity James Charles has ever “met” just because she followed and unfollowed him in the same day lmfao that boy is so annoying
— diogo (@buterassheesh) March 30, 2018