YouTuber James Charles 'threatened' by Uber driver after slamming 'sad' trolls
YouTuber James Charles has said he was ‘threatened’ by an Uber driver, with the employee swearing at him over the phone.
The beauty guru, who boasts a following of more than 16 million, took to social media to report the alleged incident.
James is currently in Orlando for YouTube convention Playlist Live, alongside the likes of Tana Mongeau, Ricky Dillon, and Charli D’Amelio.
A spokesperson for Uber told PEOPLE they are ‘looking into the matter and that the company has a clear non-discrimination policy.’
The 20-year-old also recently took to social media to slam trolls who he said are trying to ‘ruin his life.’
Opening up on Twitter, he wrote: ‘I get that a lot of people don’t like me. I’ve learned to accept & understand it – but the extent that some people on this app are willing to go in attempt to ruin my life is truly sad.
‘I hope one day people find a way to feel validation without having to bash others for likes.’
With a fan pointing out that they often want to follow in PewDiePie’s footsteps and delete Twitter completely, James said: ‘I think about it all the time and have tried but it’s such a huge part of my business and I keep updated on current events with twitter :/.’
And he hasn’t been afraid to shut down trolls in the past, one particularly brutal time being when someone tried to shame him after finding his merch in a thrift shop.
‘Ooh child, the ghetto! The ghetto,’ they wrote next to a photo of one of his hoodies.
Not having any of it, James hit back: ‘People have been tagging me in this as if I’m supposed to be offended?
‘I already made my money so jokes on you, but more importantly why are you dragging goodwill? Maybe it didn’t fit, or they just weren’t a fan anymore?? Hopefully someone finds it and gets a great deal!’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Uber for comment.
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