Is James Charles Marshmello? Inside the Conspiracy Theory
James Charles Dickenson, most popularly known as James Charles, is an Internet personality, with more than 24.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and around 27 million followers on his Instagram handle.
The beauty guru rose to fame through quite an unusual route.
Charles was a normal high-school student living in New York with his family when his senior yearbook photos went viral on the Internet as people admired him for his spectacular makeup looks.
His popularity skyrocketed when he started uploading makeup videos on his YouTube channel regularly back in 2016. As of 2021, the internet sensation has made his appearance at the Met Gala and set a record as the first-ever male ambassador for CoverGirl.
Despite his incredible achievements, the 22-year-old has faced an extraordinary amount of controversy throughout his presence on the internet.
It all started when he posted a now-deleted tweet in which he joked about contracting the Ebola virus while visiting South Africa. He lost a lot of followers for his statement, but little did he know, it was just the beginning!
He was also heavily criticized for sending unsolicited NSFW pictures to underage boys, which led to YouTube demonetizing all his content and restricting him from making more money on the platform.
Who Is Marshmello? Why Does He Hide His Identity?
Marshmello is an American electronic music producer who rose to fame for creating remixes of songs by DJ Jack U and DJ Zedd.
The producer is not only famous for his music but also his iconic large white marshmallow-shaped headdress.
Many popular pop stars like Shawn Mendes have joked in public about being Marshmello but the mask-wearing man's identity was kept away from the public until he finally decided to reveal his name in 2017.
Marshmello, revealed in August 2017, that he hides his identity to avoid being famous. "I don't take my headgear off because I don't want or need fame," he said. "I'm making a sincere effort to create something positive in which people can connect."
Is James Charles Marshmello?
A TikTok video explaining why YouTuber James Charles could be the popular music producer Marshmello went viral with many raised eyebrows at Charles.
The video, which seems to be intentionally funny, has become a popular conspiracy theory as it has made netizens suspect that the controversy attracting YouTube star could be the man behind the white headdress.
To answer the question of is James Charles Marshmello- no, he is not.
According to Forbes, Marshmello is actually Chris Comstock, who is a musician. The article claimed that Skrillex referred to Marshmello as Chris and that Chris and Marshmello have the same leg tattoo.
However, Marshmello has refused to confirm that he is Chris, but has definitely not confirmed being James Charles either.