It looks like James Charles is not happy with the celebrity shout out platform Cameo. The social media star took to Twitter to slam the app on Saturday, March 14, and accused it of trying to make money off of the coronavirus.
For those who don’t know, Cameo is a platform celebrities can use to communicate with their followers. For a small fee, fans can purchase a personalized video message from their idol.
James posted a screenshot of an email he allegedly received from the company in a now-deleted tweet that said, “I don’t know if your events have been affected by the pandemic, but we’ve seen a growing number of talent joining Cameo to stay connected with fans from the safety of their homes, while also having an additional revenue stream as things get postponed.”
“Hi @BookCameo I’ve asked you privately to stop emailing me and now I’m going to do it publicly!” he captioned it. “I interact with my fans for free every day because it’s my job and I love them! Your website that charges for that is pathetic and so is your email pitch to profit off a deadly virus.”
He added in another tweet, “The whole website concept is disgusting and I’ve avoided discussing it because I don’t want to shade any of the influencers that do choose to use it but this email sent me over the edge.”
The whole website concept is disgusting and I’ve avoided discussing it because I don’t want to shade any of the influencers that do choose to use it but this email sent me over the edge
— James Charles (@jamescharles) March 14, 2020
For those who missed it, the World Health Organization has reported that more than 170,000 people have contracted virus so far, resulting in more than 6,000 deaths. Medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.”
Because of this, many concerts, events and festivals have been canceled. Miley Cyrus, Louis Tomlinson, JoJo Siwa, Billie Eilish, BTS, Ally Brooke, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Jeffree Star, Meg Donnelly and more are among those who were forced to cancel their shows due to concerns over the disease. For the first time since September 11, 2001, every Disney theme park and cruise line worldwide will be shut down due to the coronavirus, plus, all Broadway shows and sports games have been called off.
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