On Friday, Beauty Blogger Tati Westbrook “canceled” James Charles over a bitter dispute about vitamins. While the feud may be about more than vitamins, the products at the center of their fight are questionable.
Tati Westbrook sells products to improve the skin, reduce gray hairs, and help grow nails. However, the supplements are not regulated or approved by the FDA for any of these purposes.
Last night, Jessie Bear and I broke down the drama surrounding the two “influencers.” While feud includes allegations of predatory sexual behavior by Charles, the catalyst for Tati’s ire began when James promoted her competitor’s vitamin line.
In the stream, Jessi Bear and I talk about the vitamins at the center of the storm.
What does science say about the vitamins?
Do beauty supplements work?
Do the products contain harmful ingredients?
The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate supplements and vitamins. Without governmental oversight, there is little guaranteeing the products don’t contain harmful additives.
With so many social media “influencers” pushing supplements and shakes to teens, there is difficulty determining the value of the products.
We break all of these details down for you. Jessie Bear and I remain entirely neutral in the feud and believe both of these people are equally petty.
Neither Westbrook or Charles are doctors or medical providers. Therefore, neither should be promoting any medical products to their fan base. Perhaps the two should stick to what they know and sell make-up.Watch the stream for more details on the drama and the vitamins behind the feud.
*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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