KEY POINTS

  • Ethan Klein tweeted it was the "same exact design" as that of his wife Hila's
  • He said the colors were identical too
  • James Charles responded by saying he didn't know about Hila's brand

YouTuber Ethan Klein has accused make-up artist and influencer James Charles of stealing merchandise designs from his wife’s Teddy Fresh brand.

Klein took to Twitter on Thursday to call out Charles for his new merchandise collection as it looks similar to his wife Hila’s designs.

"I know we didn't invent colorblocking but I'm having a hard time w the new James Charles merch, it's the same exact design as Hila's. Combined with the fact that his audience is so huge, many people will assume he designed it and start accusing us of plagarism. What do you think?" he tweeted.

He posted photos from both their collections and wrote: "It's possible it's all a totally cosmic coincidence but he used pretty much the identical colors here too, he at least moved em around a little bit."

Charles was quick to respond to the accusations.

"When you DM’d me yesterday, I sent you the original photo that inspired my collection, explained I’ve never seen your brand, but also asked what you wanted me to do... You didn’t reply. After last year, I vowed to keep conversations private and create solutions, not drama," Charles tweeted.

Following this, Klein gave Charles permission to share their conversation.

"I give you permission to share our convo. You told me you were going to sell them anyway. You also admitted that the similarity wasn't a coincidence. I dm'd you because I wanted to keep this private but I found your response combative and dismissive," Klein wrote in the comments section. 

Hila also too took to Twitter to share a sketch of the hoodie.

"I guess I might as well share some behind the scenes. This is my first sketch of the color block hoodie from 2017 before we had a logo for TF, and in the other pic is the pink one, this is usually how I work on our color pallets," she tweeted.

Twitter users too joined the bandwagon and accused Charles of plagiarism.

"Could've used any other colors in any other spot, he did the exact colors in the same spot.. He also said he never saw Teddy Fresh, which is hard to belive since TF is literally all over TikTok & a lor of creators that James follow has worn Hila's design..them & coolshitz made it popular," one person commented.

"There is absolutely no way you don't know what teddy fresh is. Its all over Youtube and its in Zumiez for gods sake. Unbelievable that no one on your team would know it lol," another person wrote.

james charles James Charles attends the 96.3 Mega FM Calibash on Jan. 11, 2020 in Los Angeles. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images