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Morphe Cosmetics Parts Ways With James Charles After Grooming Allegations!

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James Charles and Morphe Cosmetics have officially broken up, parted ways & called it a day.

This breakup comes after grooming allegations against James recently surfaced online. James addressed the allegations in a 14-minute long video posted to his YouTube channel titled, “holding myself accountable.”

James published the video on April 1st, April Fool’s Day, but the apology and admittance were anything but a joke.

James admitted that his actions were wrong and inexcusable. He admitted to reaching out to underage boys on social media without confirming their official age and in turn exchanging flirty messages.

However, contrary to James’ initial defense, over the past few months multiple boys who said they were under the age of 18 came forward on social media alleging that James solicited nude photographs from them, sent them explicit photos, or sent sexually charged messages.

James admitted to being embarrassed for believing these boys and apologized directly to them.

In his video he said quote, “To the guys involved with this situation, I want to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I added you, I’m sorry that I flirted with you, and I’m really sorry if I ever made you uncomfortable. It is completely unacceptable.”

Taking Time to Reflect

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James confessed that his actions stemmed from desperation. To round out his video, James said that he would be taking some time away to reflect and better educate himself.

The news of Morphe breaking off their business partnership with James was announced on Friday, April 16th. Morphe made the announcement on their official Twitter account.

The tweet read quote, “In light of the recent allegations against James Charles, Morphe and James have agreed to end our business relationship and wind down sales of the Morphe x James Charles product offering. It is and has always been Morphe’s goal to create a positive, safe, and empowering space where all beauty lovers can freely share their artistry and passion for cosmetics, and Morphe is committed to furthering that goal.”

The History With Morphe

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James & Moprhe joined forces back in 2018 with the launch of an eye shadow palette and makeup brush collection. The collaboration was a hit and the palette sold out within minutes worldwide

James also broke his weeks long Twitter silence on Friday with his own message.

In a lengthy note posted to his Twitter account James wrote quote, “Accountability is something I have spoken about a number of times in the past. In my most recent video, I spoke out and took accountability for my part in conversations I had with a few individuals who told me they were over the age of 18. As I said in that video, I can’t show change overnight but will overcome. Since posting that video, many other people have come forward with a series of misleading stories and false allegations which have been reported on by many people, creators, and nes outlets. My legal team has begun taking action against those that have spread misinformation and/or created completely fake stories, as this has gone too far.”

Saying Goodbye

James Charles posing with the Morphe x James palette

James then addressed Morphe.

He continued writing, “These stories have caused many of my long-term partners to receive considerable negative feedback, one of them being Morphe. I’ve loved every moment working together, and am beyond grateful for what we’ve created together. That being said, I reached out to them and we mutually agreed to wind down our James Charles x Morphe collaboration, which is my only project with them.”

He signed off saying he would continue taking time away to learn, grown, and listen. James looks forward to coming back in the future as a better version of himself.

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