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James Charles Is Facing Backlash For His Pregnancy Photo Shoot

"Nobody asked for this."

In the past day or so, James Charles has done a lot.

For starters, the beauty YouTuber seemingly went bald — yup.

@jamescharles / Via Instagram: @jamescharles

And he also posted a TikTok and Instagram of himself doing a pregnancy photo shoot...

...which left people confused AF:

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Turns out, it was — unsurprisingly — for a video, called, "24 Hours Being Pregnant."

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Still, people were not happy with the whole pretending to be pregnant thing, considering how many people struggle to get pregnant each year:

@jamescharles @lauramellado To pretend to be pregnant when there is women who cannot. 😒😒

I’m sorry but James Charles and his team really filmed that shit, made those comments and didn’t see anything wrong with it? How thirsty for clout can you be?! So gross, disrespectful and insensitive. Also I’m sure he’s at an age where he knows that pregnancy jokes aren’t ok

Twitter: @hurricane929

@jamescharles @lauramellado this is actually gross and offensive to all women as a whole lol

Twitter: @trustissued_

@jamescharles @lauramellado im 34 weeks rn & don't even fw you..not gonna upset myself & watch this train wreck either. just came to say i highly doubt you were able to even find a touch of how it feels to be pregnant. messy & deadass nobody asked for this 💀

Twitter: @bummygrl

Others called out the fact that his video referenced Halsey — who has endometriosis — and her pregnancy photo shoot.

halsey literally had endometriosis. for him or his team to say 'very halsey' while he's taking FAKE pregnancy photos is fucking disgusting and it mocks everything that she's been through😐

@jamescharles @lauramellado james please don’t be insensitive saying “that’s very halsey” when she has endometriosis and she has to work hard to have this baby. please watch your words

Twitter: @aisling_43

@jamescharles @lauramellado This kinda sucks, Halsey took these pictures to speak about her pregnancy after struggling with endometriosis and miscarriages...but what do I know

Twitter: @kodabugmusic

And it appears Halsey soon unfollowed James Charles after James posted the pregnancy pics:

@iamhalsey / Via Instagram: @iamhalsey

Some fans defended James, saying other YouTubers have done this, and people were being too sensitive when it came to James:

@jamescharles @lauramellado doing anything. He never intended to make fun of anyone. Like stop being so overly sensitive. This has to do nothing with you. Don't take it so personally. It's literally so annoying at this point.

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As for the backlash, it looks like James was expecting to get some. In the video, James said, "This video is not being made in any way, shape, or form to make fun of or make light of pregnancies and the sensitivities and the complications that come around it. It's obviously such a beautiful, beautiful thing that women go through with their bodies. It takes a whole lot of strength as well."

"This video is not being made in any way, shape, or form to make fun of or make light of pregnancies," James said.
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"This is just a lighthearted video to see if I can last for 24 hours experiencing some of the challenges," he added. "We also thought it'd be really important to donate a portion of today's video proceeds to charities helping women through pregnancy complications."

"This is just a lighthearted video to see if I can last for 24 hours experiencing some of the challenges."
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Well, there you have it. Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!