YOUTUBE sensation James Charles took on a new challenge on his channel and shocked fans when he appeared to look pregnant.
The star shared the video to his profile on Friday and asked his pregnant best friend Laura Mellado for assistance.
James Charles pretended to be pregnant for 24 hours for a YouTube video challenge
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James Charles, 21, posted a video on his YouTube channel pretending to know what being pregnant would be like for a day.
Charles added a disclaimer to the video, telling fans, “This video is not being made in any way shape or form to make fun of, to make light of pregnancy and the sensitivities and the complications that come around it.”
He continued: “It’s obviously such a beautiful, beautiful thing that women go through with their bodies and it takes a whole lot of strength as well.
“I know first-hand from watching Laura do it twice now. This is just a light-hearted video to see if I can last for 24 hours experiencing some of the challenges that are even possible for me to actually experience today.”
He also recreated Beyonce’s maternity shoot and captioned the post on Instagram: “Surprise… New video out now.”
He took on the challenge after friends suggested he would “not last 24 hours being pregnant.”
Fans of the star immediately criticized on Twitter for the challenge, writing: “To pretend to be pregnant when there is women who cannot.”
Another chimed in and wrote: “jesus christ james pick one thing, u bald or u pregnant?”
However, other Twitter users defended the YouTuber for the pregnancy video and found it amusing that he took on the challenge.
Charles also debuted his bald head earlier this week and claims it is ‘real’
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