According to a report from Us Weekly, fellow YouTube star, Jeffree Star, isn’t supportive of Mr. James Charles either, following Charles rise to fame on the platform as a social media influencer and LGBT icon.
Currently, James is feuding with fellow YouTuber, Tati Westbrook, who just released a video in the last few days criticizing James for allowing himself to be corrupted by money and fame. Jeffree, who was also a star on MySpace once, said there is a reason people ban Charles from their houses.
On the 12th of May, Jefree said that James was a “danger to society,” and that “everything Tati” said in her video was “100% true.”According to Jeffree, Charles is a predator, and Ian Jeffrey, the person his tweet was in response to, supposedly moved back to New York City for an unexplained reason.
“Why’d you really move back to NYC?” the tweet from Jefree read, “Exactly, shut the f*ck up.”As it was previously reported, the 37-year-old, Westbrook, posted a video in which she criticized James for apparently going behind her back and promoting a vitamin product.
Westbrook accused Charles of a number of different petty transgressions, including hitting on straight young boys and using fame as a way of seducing them and also talking about beauty influencers behind their back. While many people took Tati’s side, others did not.
One of Charles friends and YouTubers, Gabriel Zamora, said that Tati was “excluding certain information that was said.” According to Zamora, there have been many guys who have chatted up James on Instagram, and for flirting back, it doesn’t make him a predator.
Ever since Charles was criticized by Tati, his follower count on YouTube dropped by approximately three million, whereas Tati has gained around 3,000,000. What’s interesting about the entire ordeal is how easy it was to shift those subscribers with a simple video.
Even the biggest YouTuber on the platform, PewDiePie, released a video addressing the controversy, suggesting that James loss of 3,000,000 subscribers was the fastest drop the social media site has ever seen.