Look everyone! It’s another privileged person getting a slap on the wrist for not only being ignorant, but racist too.
In October, when Cover Girl signed James Charles, the makeup brand’s first-ever male spokesperson, we were all here for it.
But now, those feelings have changed.
On Thursday, Charles made a stereotypical and ignorant comment on Twitter about Africa and Ebola.
And when we say ignorant, we mean the dude should have done his research before tweeting this:
What makes matters worse is our privileged teen must not have gotten the news that Ebola has been cleared from Africa ever since January of 2016.
But wait folks! It gets SO much better.
Mr. Charles suddenly had a change in heart and apologized for what he said saying that he takes full responsibility for his actions and that he recognizes his privilege.
He even corrected himself and said that Africa is a continent in another tweet!
Way to go(ogle) James!
Eventually, CoverGirl stepped in and tweeted to its followers that they don’t agree with James’ statement (shocker) and that they “…appreciate that he has issued an apology.”
Unfortunately for James, an apology isn’t going to make this all go away.
But hey, the kid still has his CG contract.
Talk about “recognizing your privilege,” huh Mr. Charles.
Check out what Twitter users have been saying about the CoverGirl spokesperson’s tweets below:
(When) Should CoverGirl terminate James’ contract? Let us know in the comments below!
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