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    Updated on Jan 6, 2020. Posted on Jan 4, 2020

    James Charles Is Being Called Out For An Anti-Trans Tweet About Being Drafted

    "It's a lighthearted joke," he clarified in a tweet.

    With the tumultuous state of foreign affairs right now, memes about World War III and the military draft have been scattered all over people's timelines.

    me when i get a draft letter for WWIII cause you mfs wouldnt shut up about women having equal rights

    They can’t draft you if they can’t see you #WWIII

    James Charles decided to make a meme about being drafted, captioned, "Me when the government comes knocking on my door for the draft."

    me when the government comes knocking on my door for the draft

    He used pictures of himself dressed in wigs and dresses.

    Many were quick to criticize James for dressing as a woman and joking about the draft, especially since Trump banned trans individuals from serving in the military.

    @jamescharles This is completely disgraceful. Perhaps you could hit pause on your relentless campaign of self-promotion, and opt not to make a possible massive loss of life an opportunity to amplify your brand.

    @jamescharles trans women get killed for purely existing and ur out here being all 😁😁😁😁😁I am going to dress as a woman to avoid being drafted even though I am a cis white gay 😂😂😂😂😂 cut the shit james

    this is disgustingly transphobic but honestly not unexpected from the notable transphobic and kinda racist james charles not to mention there is not a draft there wont be a draft and making light of the transgender ban in and of it self (although i object to serving) sucks

    if any one of u support or like james charles unfollow me i don’t CARE this is transphobic as shit https://t.co/vGYPZYe8Js

    Others, however, said James was not intentionally being offensive.

    Not a huge fan of James Charles after some of the transphobic, racist and ableist remarks he’s made in the past. However, not everything the kid says is problematic. Stop reaching. Not every tweet he posts is a personal attack.

    hate James Charles but saying this is transphobic is kind of reaching since he more so implied that he’d be pretend to be a (presumably cis) woman to avoid getting drafted not saying his joke was funny but I don’t think it’s fair to attack him for transphobia in this case https://t.co/nwv5IkJPCG

    James clarified his tweet afterward, saying, "This tweet has nothing to do with the trans military ban, which I obviously do not support."

    just to clarify, this tweet has nothing to do with the trans military ban, which I obviously do not support. it’s a lighthearted joke regarding the fact that I had to register for the draft when I turned 18, just like every other boy, & i don’t wanna fight in a war. that’s all

    What do you make of this situation? If you have any thoughts, let me know in the comments below.

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