'THTH' star Harry Jowsey Apologizes for Homophobic Slur Against James Charles

Wednesday October 20, 2021

"Too Hot to Handle" star Harry Jowsey apologized for a homophobic comment he made about popular YouTube personality James Charles. TMZ reported that Jowsey "dropped a new episode of his popular 'Tap In' podcast Tuesday, and about 8 minutes in you can hear him talking to someone in the room about makeup guru James Charles ... claiming Charles is making advances on him."

Jowsey says, "James Charles is trying to f*** me ... the makeup artist. You don't know who he is? Just some f*****."

It seems his comment was not intended to make the final cut of the podcast, but was rather part of a conversation Jowsey had with a member of the production team. But it was quickly picked up by and commented on in social media.

"The original version of Jowsey's podcast was 40 minutes long, and it's now only 27 minutes ... so it appears an editor cut the James Charles comment as well as other segments of the episode out and re-uploaded the shorter version," writes TMZ.

Asked by TMZ, Jowsey apologized. "I'm deeply embarrassed that I used such an offensive term so casually in conversation. I spoke with James already privately and I look forward to using this as a learning experience and not forgetting the weight that my words carry. I also want to sincerely apologize to the entire LGBTQ+ community who I wholeheartedly support."

"The comment is somewhat surprising considering Jowsey recently said he was an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, saying trans women are women and sharing he had hooked up with Nikita Dragun." At the time he told the Daily Mail: "I don't see it as a big deal."

Jowsey came to fame on the reality show "Too Hot to Handle" in 2020 when he "dubbed the term 'Boyfriend Dick' when explaining his own peen. 'It's not too big, it's not too small. Just perfect. Looks pretty,'" reported Cosmopolitan. "And boy, oh boy, did he start a revolution (...and apparently also a T-shirt line, which we are in no way affiliated with)."

Twitter was quick with responses: