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James Charles Announces He’s Taking Break from YouTube in Emotional Video

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James Charles is checking out from YouTube world, at least for a little while. The 18-year-old announced that he’s recently been struggling to find creative inspiration and therefore needs to step back and take a break from making videos.


“I need to take a break from filming and from doing makeup,” he explained on Snapchat. “I’ve been trying to film a lot recently and literally every single time I film it has turned out so bad and I just have been so unhappy with it and it’s just destroying me on the inside, which sounds so f*cking ridiculous.”

The first male CoverGirl knows he could easily do “glam looks” or “reviews,” but he doesn’t like doing either and doesn’t want to sacrifice what he enjoys just to get content out there.

He continued, “My heart is in creative makeup and recently I have been so f*cking uninspired and so unhappy with what I’ve been putting out. Forcing the creativity is destroying me mentally. I don’t know what I want to do with my channel. I don’t know what I wanna be filming. I don’t know what content I want to produce. I just don’t know.”


James says the line between his love for beauty and need to fulfill his duties as a YouTuber is getting blurred, which is why a break is necessary.

“Makeup is my hobby and it’s also my job, and I’m so thankful for that, but the second it starts feeling like a job and not like a hobby anymore is when I need to reevaluate what I’m doing on a daily basis. Right now it’s feeling like a f*cking 9 to 5 job that I dread going to every single day and it’s not fun anymore.”

The beauty guru got emotional when he started thinking about disappointing his subscribers.


“I never want to let you guys down or anything, and I’m so thankful for all of you guys,” he said through tears.

JC assured everyone that he will definitely be able to get through this rough patch, especially since he already overcame controversy in the past.