James Charles Is Not Shading Trans Military Ban
The world is getting ‘woke’ and transphobia is not acceptable anymore, not even as a joke. MUA and YouTuber James Charles found himself in a sticky situation when he mistakenly wrote a caption that seemingly hinted at the trans military ban.
James Charles posts photos with ‘funny’ caption
The situation arose when Charles posted a series of his feminine photos on his Twitter. Wearing girly attires, different styles of wigs, and completely looking like a woman, James wrote the caption:
me when the government comes knocking on my door for the draft
me when the government comes knocking on my door for the draft pic.twitter.com/gitX4Q1qHi
— James Charles (@jamescharles) January 3, 2020
A draft is basically when all male US citizens and immigrants have to sign themselves with the selective services. This is a compulsory registration in the US, when you turn 18 years of age.
This tweet seemed to hint at Trump’s trans military ban. This ban is infamous for curbing LGBT rights as it bans transgender troops from openly serving the army.
James tweet seemed to hint at the ban itself. And the internet reacted.
James wasn’t shading the trans-military ban
The outrage grew to a point that our favourite sister had to clarify the issue. James Charles then posted a secondary tweet.
He wants everyone to know that in no way is he ‘shading’ the trans-military ban. James also stated that he does not support the ban at all.
Explaining the ‘light-hearted’ personal joke, he said he had to register for a draft like every other boy, when he turned 18.
just to clarify, this tweet has nothing to do with the trans military ban, which I obviously do not support. it’s a lighthearted joke regarding the fact that I had to register for the draft when I turned 18, just like every other boy, & i don’t wanna fight in a war. that’s all
— James Charles (@jamescharles) January 4, 2020
However, many people believe that the tweet was transphobic. James Charles is in the hot waters. After all, a statement deemed by the internet as problematic can get you in trouble- fast.
A fan of James dropped in to clarify the joke and explain how it has nothing to do with being transgender or the trans military ban.