CoverGirl's First Spokesman Jokes About Africa Having Ebola

CoverGirl’s James Charles.

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At age 17, James Charles pennyless barriers final year and became CoverGirl’s first masculine spokesperson (a CoverBoy, if we will). But currently Charles tweeted: “‘I can’t trust we’re going to Africa currently omg what if we get Ebola.’ ‘James we’re excellent we could’ve gotten it during chipotle final year’….”

If a chatter was a joke, it positively was a uncanny one — though that didn’t lean Charles from ardently fortifying his remarks. He primarily blocked tweeters who called out a foolishness of his tone-deaf tweet, Affinity Magazine notes.

Several hours (and expected several raging emails from CoverGirl) later, Charles private a chatter and released an apology, that stated, in short, that he “fucked up.” He also called Africa a country.

A fun fact about South Africa — a nation where Charles went — is this: Its final Ebola box was in 1996. Meanwhile, an Ebola box in a U.S. was reported in 2014.

Update, 2/16: The Cut perceived a following matter from CoverGirl:

James Charles’ chatter does not paint COVERGIRL’s perspective. We determine his statements were inapt though conclude that he has released an apology. We are an thorough code and honour all people and cultures.

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