James Charles and Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor Get in Back-and-Forth on Social Media After Coronavirus Joke

by Jeremy Spirogis
James Charles, Trinity

Social media star James Charles isn’t any stranger to controversy. Recently he bought into what some of us are referring to as a heated alternate with RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor on Twitter.

James Charles, Trinity 'The Tuck' Taylor
(L-R) James Charles, Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor | Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

Details of what went down between James Charles and Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor

The complete alternate began when Charles tweeted what might be perceived as an insensitive joke concerning the coronavirus pandemic. He tweeted, “tested positive for having a fat a**.” Taylor then responded to him and stated, “Fat a**? Girl who diagnosed you? Hellen Keller?”

Then the back-and-forth actually kicked off when James made a joke about Taylor’s cosmetic surgery, tweeting, “D**n, she must’ve mistook [sic] the lumpy silicone in your face as Braille instead of reading my actual test results. My mistake…. speaking of mistakes, how’s your crown?”

Taylor then accused Charles of reducing into their line at RuPaul’s Drag Con, saying, “Awe girl that’s cute. Keep reading doll. I’m not the one who tried to break in people’s lines at drag con to meet u and ask if u can ship me free product (my tucking panty) for a like and a post. But girl do u! That a** sure looks…”

After that, they continued to commute concerning the product, with Taylor claiming that Charles approached them at Drag Con and Charles sharing screenshots from Instagram direct messages, providing to pay Taylor.

How followers have reacted to the alternate and what each stars say

Both Taylor and Charles gave statements to YouTube channel JakeyonceTV about what went down and their views on the scenario.

Taylor, who instructed the channel that they have been suggested by their administration to not do a video interview as initially steered, stated partly, “I will say this. Sometimes when people have repeatedly used their platform to be gross or just plain annoying you get to a point where you have to call them out. I made a joke that was light-hearted. He replied with something even more pointed and it just made me decided to slap back. I’m tired of the excuse ‘he’s only 20.’ no b***h. He’s a grown a** millionaire. People need to stop acting like he’s a child.”

Charles instructed the channel, “Trinity replied to my tweet out of nowhere and I assumed that it was a playful read so I read her back using jokes that she makes herself all the time. Apparently it struck a chord. I’m not sure why. I really liked and respected her a lot so I have nothing negative to say. I hope she finds something more productive to do during this world epidemic than be mean to others on Twitter!”

Fans appear to have a number of viewpoints concerning the scenario, with some agreeing with Charles and others agreeing with Taylor.

One fan tweeted, “Trinity & James Charles …. whaaaat? I’m no fan of James but that was so uncalled for????”

“James Charles getting dragged by Trinity Taylor is everything I needed in this world,” said someone else.

Another person said, “i don’t like trinity taylor but i also don’t like james charles more so drag ha!!”

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