James Charles Posts His Own Nude Pic After Getting Hacked
By Antoinette Bueno
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James Charles isn't letting his hackers win.
The 20-year-old YouTube star shared a nude photo of himself on Twitter on Saturday, after he says a hacker threatened him with it. Earlier in the day, Charles' account was apparently tweeting offensive posts, and it lost its blue verified checkmark at one point. Charles later said he regained control of his account, and decided to get ahead of anyone looking to blackmail him.
"Hi I got my account back ?," he wrote alongside the NSFW picture of him taking a selfie by a white bathtub. "Just [in] case I ever get hacked again, here's the ONLY nude I've ever taken! Can't threaten me with it now ??? get a life."
"Good morning everyone btw ?," he continued. "I love accidentally creating a meme, sorry twitter."
"It was so much fun, but it got to a point where it was incredibly toxic for me and my mental health and after everything that just went on on social media, I needed some time to detox and slow it down," he shared. "Of course, still do what I absolutely love, which is handling business, playing with makeup and seeing my friends, but just do it on a little bit of a lower scale."