Tati Westbrook Speaks Out As More Celebs Weigh In On James Charles Saga
This drama is getting messier by the day...
ICYMI; the YouTube beauty community has been ablaze with ~drama~ for the past few days after a popular beauty guru, Tati Westbrook, dropped some major bombshells in the form of a 40-minute video titled 'BYE SISTER.'
In the vid -- which has now has a whopping 26 million views -- the seasoned beauty veteran called out former friend and fellow makeup guru, James Charles, saying he was "unsupportive", "ungrateful", as well as alleging that he attempted to "trick straight men into thinking they're gay" by using his "fame, power and money to play with people's emotions".
Since the whole incredibly messy situation unfolded, a number of stars have come out in support of Tati, who has since seen a rise of over 4 million subscribers after releasing the video, while James' follower count has dropped around the same amount and currently stands at around 13.6 million -- down from 16.5 million one week ago.
Famous faced who have unfollowed James since it all kicked off include Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
After Jeffree Star went to bat in defence of Tati, confirming that "everything Tati said is 100 percent true" and labelling James as "a danger to society", other stars have also commented on the situation -- including singer Zara Larsson and fellow YouTuber Jake Paul.
"I'm cackling because he hit up my boyfriend in the dms several times knowing damn well he's straight," she wrote in a now-deleted Tweet. She later added, "I feel like deleting this cause I checked and it wasn't several times, only one DM and some comments under pictures."
Even Jake Paul, who himself has been involved in a number of YouTube scandals, also seemingly took Tati's side in the beef writing on Instagram: "Just remember, if your friend has a product DON'T PROMOTE THE COMPETITOR. Goodnight," he said, likely referring to James promoting a direct competitor of Tati's Halo Beauty products.
After the sitch reached fever pitch, Tati again spoke out over Twitter, telling fans she would not be releasing her usual weekly video in light of the events, saying her heart was "too heavy," as well as reminding fans not to hold on to hate.
"I feel like I need to remind you that we can hold truth & inspire change without grabbing onto hate. Honour your blessings, don't abuse them. Celebrating pain will only bring it to your door. Love you guys, see you soon," she wrote.
James has not yet commented on the saga following his apology to Tati that was posted on YouTube Saturday afternoon.