To those who don’t closely follow the goings-on of the YouTube charm community–I am pleased to announce, there is drama afoot! Tati Westbrook is a 37 -year-old beauty guru and the founding fathers of her own vitamin company, Halo Beauty. James Charles is a 19 -year-old makeup vlogger who arrived on the YouTube beauty scene two years ago as a fresh-faced teen, and has recently amassed over 15 million subscribers.
Tati was James Charles’ mentor and supposedly the entire intellect he got into the industry, and the two used to be very close friends. She even helped his rising star along the way by peculiarity him and plugging his concoctions in her own videos, and flew him out to Los Angeles in 2017 on her own dime to do her wedding makeup
But that has all come crashing down over a scandal involving light, back-alley Coachella dealings.
On Friday Tati posted a 43 -minute-long YouTube video designation “BYE SISTER …” in which she broke down all the ways she had been wronged by James Charles, who promoted Sugar Bear Hair in an Instagram story during the first week of Coachella-a rival competitor of Halo Beauty.
Charles later claimed in a separate Instagram story that he had only agreed to plug the sleep vitamins because the brand helped him with security when the Coachella crowd reportedly” became unsafe ,” and that he did not accept any fund from the post.
Initial apology aside, the drama was compounded by the fact that Tati says that James Charles has been already stated that he didn’t feel “comfortable” promoting Halo Beauty, as he didn’t want to push supplements on his young, 12 -1 4 year old-time audience. She likewise called out his predatory behavior towards directly humen in her video, and accused him of spreading lies about her and her husband, James Westbrook.
The video was incredibly deemed over 10 million times within 24 hours, and quickly hit to# 1 on YouTube trending.
In response, James Charles secreted his own( blessedly short, for purposes of comparison) eight-minute-long video rationalizing for his actions–but it seems safe to say that there is no love lost between the two.
Suffice to say, fans of the beauty parish were SHOOK by this Godzilla vs. Mothra drama between the two influencers 😛 TAGEND
YOUTUBE BEAUTY GURU DRAM–AA
— jake jortles (@ geeequinn) May 10, 2019
TATI HAD TIME TODAY. One of the OG beauty bloggers, Tati Westbrook, has to decided to unstan. https :// t.co/ BOA8zi 1Ttv
— Ksvan Ross Katz (@ evanrosskatz) May 10, 2019
https :// twitter.com/ Babydolldancer/ status/ 11269024418 05352960
— K (@ whatsup_docs) May 10, 2019
james charles going on youtube to upload a new video and seeing that tati just ceased his occupation pic.twitter.com/ GtPuUYau9u
— Jasmine (@ pricejasminee) May 10, 2019
Notes on the James Charles confession vid
1. That was a long time 8 hours of my goddamn life. Good GOD
2.” As I continue to learn and thrive .” Dude, the entire object is why you REFUSE to learn and grow.
3. I cherish how he totally glossed over his predatory behavior.