By Kwin Paul
The past few days have been nothing short of tumultuous for Youtube beauty influencer James Charles. The 19 year old star has pretty much lost the love and support of his former friend and mentor, Tati Westbrook. If that was not enough, he has also lost 3 million subscribers to his channel 😵
The former friends have been pretty much inseparable or so we thought, until Tati posted a 40 minutes video to her Youtube channel where she called James out on some of his ‘toxic’ traits. The contents of this video came as a shock to the fans of both influencers as they were really close. He even did her make up on her wedding day 🤷🏽♀️
📷 Glamlifeguru Instagram
The tension first began when James chose to promote Sugar Bear Hair, a supplement which is loved by the Kar-jenner clan and many other beauty influencers. Simple and clean..right?! Wrong! Westbrook took offence to this act as her brand, Halo Beauty is a direct competitor with Sugar Bear Hair.
Still unsure why she’s upset? Well, according to Westbrook, James does not promote her product and says it’s because he has teenaged subscribers. But ‘sister’, that did not stop you from promoting for Sugar Bear Hair though!
Tati publicly expressed her displeasure in an IG story which got an apology from James. Tati, however, believes that James’ apology was half hearted and was simply damage control.
Tati dropped a bombshell giving insight to her relationship with James and why she wanted all ties between them severed. The video has surpassed 34 million views.
She outlined, in the video, that James did not warn her about the Sugar Bear Hair promo which she thought was in poor taste especially since he has bashed the product in conversations with her in the past.
She also revealed that her refusal to respond to James’ apology saw him become very manipulative.
“It got increasingly demanding. I dont deal well with someone telling me that I need to accept an apology on their terms to fix their problem”, she says.
Tati also believes her husband deserves an apology considering how much he helped James during his rise to stardom.
What has everyone shook though, is the allegation that James Charles forces straight men to engage in sexual acts with him.
“Oh my God, you tried to trick a straight man into thinking he’s gay, yet again…”
Tati also claimed that he uses his fame and money to “threaten”, “ruin” and “embarrass” men who didn’t reciprocate his advances. Wow!
“To have them behave sexually on your favor even if they’re straight, that’s not ok.”, she says.
James responded with an eight minute video where he says he’s not going to play the victim. He apologised and has vaguely addressed the sexual misconduct claims.
He is quoted as saying,
“I’ve been involved in a lot of unique and strange situations that have left people confused and upset, and I’ve learned the hard way about boys I’m interested in and ones I should or shouldnt be talking to.”
📷 James Charles Instagram
James continues to lose millions of followers, notably Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall and Kim; the Kar-Jenner clan and others such as Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Katie Perry, Miley Cyrus. Meanwhile, Tati has gained over 4 million.
Whew child! This is messy boots🤪