For starters, the beauty YouTuber seemingly went bald — yup.
And he also posted a TikTok and Instagram of himself doing a pregnancy photo shoot...
...which left people confused AF:
Turns out, it was — unsurprisingly — for a video, called, "24 Hours Being Pregnant."
Still, people were not happy with the whole pretending to be pregnant thing, considering how many people struggle to get pregnant each year:
Others called out the fact that his video referenced Halsey — who has endometriosis — and her pregnancy photo shoot.
And it appears Halsey soon unfollowed James Charles after James posted the pregnancy pics:
Some fans defended James, saying other YouTubers have done this, and people were being too sensitive when it came to James:
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 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."
Well, there you have it. Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
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