The truth about James Charles’ parents
James Charles is an American internet personality and beauty influencer. The 20-year-old self-taught star is widely respected in the beauty and make-up industry. He started his career on YouTube, and he gained popularity very quickly. James’ channel currently has 18.1 million subscribers, and he has a reality show set to premiere on YouTube on 24th April 2020.
Charles is as successful as he is controversial. He has feuded with other beauty influencers and made controversial statements, but his career hasn’t suffered. James’ talent and ambition have made him the star he is today. He also credits his parents for playing a crucial role in ensuring his success. This piece will look at how James’ dad helped Charles start his career, how James’ mom defends Charles on social media, and his mom’s battle with cancer.
James’ dad helped kick-start Charles’ YouTube career
James came out as gay to his parents when he was 12 years old, and they immediately accepted his decision. They also accepted his decision to start a career on YouTube. James’ dad helped him further by converting their basement into a studio for James. Charles told Allure:
“My photos would not be as high quality without my dad. He’s a contractor, and together we converted an area in our basement into a makeup studio with a desk, a mirror lined with dimmable lights, and storage areas. And we recently turned his old office into a filming space with soft boxes and a ring light for my YouTube channel.”
James’ mom was involved in Charles’ feud with Tati Westbrook
James’ mom, Christie Dickinson, has always been supportive of Charles, and she regularly fights online users who try to troll him. In 2019, James was involved in a public feud against Tati Westbrook. The dispute started after James promoted a product from a company that rivaled Tati Westbrook’s company. Tati and James were close friends, and Tati saw James’ promotion as a betrayal.
Charles apologized to Tati, but she didn’t accept the apology. Instead, she posted a 40-minute video in which she listed her grievances against Charles. James’ mom had been defending Charles on social media during the feud, and Tati called her out in her video. Tati said:
“You need to not be on Instagram liking comments and sharing with people that you’re disappointed that I’m upset. You need to be not on Instagram, you need to be here in LA because your boys need you.”
James was enraged when he learned that his mom had been dragged into the feud, and he took his frustration out on a YouTube channel called TeaSpill. The channel made a video about the feud and mentioned Christie’s defense of her son. Charles sent the channel a DM which read:
“It doesn’t matter what YOU say in the video, you know the community that follows you and the comments they leave are extremely toxic and disgusting and it is so disgraceful for you to bring someone’s family into drama.”
James’ mom is a breast cancer survivor
Christie Dickinson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, and she is a proud survivor. She posted an Instagram photo of a tattoo on 22nd March 2018, and added the caption:
“Exactly 5 years ago today, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few weeks ago, at the age of 51, I decided to get my first tattoo in honor of my incredible strength and to always remember just how precious life is! Be kind, be grateful and always hold your loved ones close, because tomorrow is never guaranteed.”