James Charles’ is losing subscribers by the millions on YouTube. Beauty Guru Tati Westbrook unloaded on Charles and accused the model of being a sexual predator. The fallout was immediate. However, a tweet by Jeffree Star caling him a “danger to society,” could end Charles’ career for good.
On Friday, May 10, Make-up Vlogger Tati Westbrook unloaded her feelings about friend James Charles. The feud between the two started in April after Charles promoted Sugar Bear Hair vitamins.
When Westbrook learned about his promotion, she shared her devastation via an Instagram Live video. Charles issued an apology online, but Westbrook insisted in the video he never contacted her privately.
While the fight started with vitamins, Westbrook told viewers his promotion was the final straw. In her video, Westbrook accused Charles of using his power and celebrity to manipulate straight men into hooking up with him.
Over 42 minutes, Westbrook meticulously described Charles’ cunning and deceitful behavior with straight men. She shared that Charles often pressured straight men into sexual encounters. If the men declined, Westbrook claimed that Charles’ threatened to ruin them.
The fall out from the video was immediate for Charles. Within minutes thousands of people began unsubscribing to his YouTube Channel. Before Tati Westbrook uploaded her video, James Charles’ YouTube Channel boasted 16.6 million subs.
After Tati’s video went viral, James Charles uploaded an apology video to her. The video got poor reception from viewers. In fact, the usually bubbly and fast-talking Charles’ appeared subdued and spoke as though he was reading from a script.
At times during the video, Charles’ attempted to cry but no tears fell down his cheeks.
However, over the weekend, the sub counts began tanking. Then on Sunday, beauty guru, Jeffree Star shared his thoughts about James Charles. In the now deleted tweet, Star wrote,
“There is a reason that Nathan banned James Charles from ever coming to our home again. There’s a reason why I haven’t seen him since @GlamLifeGuru’s birthday in February. He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% true.”
With one fell swoop, Star laid the groundwork to completely end James Charles’ career. Quickly, the tweet went viral. With more than 100,000 retweets, the message spread through the media.
Star is long seen as the original beauty blogger and father of the industry. His opinion carries a lot of weight, and people are responding in droves.As the fallout continued for James Charles, he remained completely quiet on social media. James is currently on tour promoting his make-up and meeting fans. VIP passes to meet him run $500.00.
Not only are fans unfollowing Charles, but he’s lost support from many of his celebrity fans. Newsweek reports that Miley Cyrus, Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Tana Mongeau, and Shawn Mendes have all unfollowed Charles.
As more people support Tati’s claims of James Charles using power and fame to sexually coerce straight men, his career could most certainly be over. Thus far, Charles has lost nearly 3 million subscribers.
With more people supporting Tati Westbrook’s allegations against James Charles, the truth may be that the young model has used his fame for nefarious purposes. If he has exploited, manipulated, or assaulted men, law enforcement may need to consider an investigation.
For now, the allegations are strictly impacting his career. However, there is no telling if there could be criminal charges in the future.
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*Katie Joy is a columnist and hosts Without A Crystal Ball on Patheos Non-Religious Channel. She writes articles on parenting, disability advocacy, debunking pseudoscience, atheism, and crimes against women and children.
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