CoverGirl’s first male spokesmodel angers Twitter with insensitive Africa tweet

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Woof.

Seventeen-year-old James Charles broke ground last October when he was named CoverGirl’s first male spokesperson. Since then, Charles has been experiencing all of the blessings of sudden fame, appearing on Ellen, starring in commercials with Katie Perry, and expanding his already extensive group of loyal Twitter followers.

Those followers were in for an unfortunate surprise today however, when Charles tweeted and deleted an extremely insensitive tweet about the often deadly virus, Ebola.

I will no longer support your company as long as he’s on the campaign. This was stereotypical & degrading to Africa@COVERGIRL @COVERGIRL pic.twitter.com/RpgMp1lqfg

— IG/SC: ParisHeelton (@ImTheBombDotCom) February 16, 2017 Read more…

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