YouTube star James Charles has lost his YouTube competition series following allegations that he groomed minors.
The 21-year-old beauty vlogger will no longer host "Instant Influencer.", YouTube bosses confirm.
"We can confirm Season 2 of the YouTube originals series Instant Influencer will take a new creative direction, including a new host," a YouTube spokesperson told Variety. "We thank James for a great first season, and look forward to building on the show’s success by expanding the opportunity to showcase a diversity of creators across the YouTube platform in our upcoming season."
Charles was accused of sexting minors and soliciting nudes from them. In his apology he confessed to sending inappropriate messages to boys.
He suggested they lied about their ages.
"I trusted the information that was given to me rather than the information I could have and should have gotten myself...," he said.
"As I did more research on this topic and self-reflected, I realized that the receipts and the screenshots and the specific details of the interaction don't matter, because I f**ked up and I need to take accountability for my actions and apologize to the people who were affected by them."
Charles is the second social media star to be accused of misconduct with children recently.
Lil Nas X is also accused of exchanging inappropriate messages with minors.
LNX's old Twitter account was suspended this week after fans uncovered disturbing messages about children.