James Charles reportedly denies any wrongdoing in his feud with ex-friend Tati Westbrook.
As we reported, in a 43-minute clip uploaded to YouTube, the 37-year-old beauty vlogger cut ties with the 19-year-old after he shared an endorsement at Coachella for Sleep Vitamins by SugarBearHair, a direct competitor of her beauty brand, Halo Beauty.
Though Charles later apologized to her on Instagram Story, Westbrook claimed the teen did not personally reach out to her “face-to-face.”
According to an Us Weekly source on Tuesday, the disgraced social media personality is “mortified” amid the fallout from Westbrook’s video.
Additionally, the insider exclaimed:
“He feels like he didn’t do anything wrong in terms of the Coachella/Gummy drama.”
In the emotional video, Westbrook said:
“It wasn’t just about vitamins or Halo, it was just about being lied to and feeling disrespected… And you know, James Charles had nine days after Coachella to talk to me. He knows where I live, it’s not far from him. He could’ve come face-to-face and chatted with me because he knew this would hurt me.”
Vitamin feud aside, Tati also said she ended her friendship with James because she does “not support” the person he has become.
“There’s so much going on with James Charles right now that I do not support. I do not agree with… Fame, power, and a fat bank account will change almost anyone. And if you don’t have people that will tell you to your face that you’re doing the wrong things, you will change. I tried to be that person for you James, I really tried. I don’t think there’s any getting through to you, and I don’t want to be friends with you. I don’t want to be associated with you.”
The female YouTuber also discussed James’ alleged romantic pursuit of straight men.
“It’s really disgusting to manipulate someone’s sexuality, especially when they are still emerging into adulthood, and don’t quite have everything figured out… You are using your fame, your power, your money to play with peoples emotions. You’re threatening to ruin them, you’re threatening to embarrass them and you’re doing that to have them behave sexually in your favor, even if they’re straight. And you know what? That’s not okay. That behavior is not okay.”
“Whether you’re a woman, a man, gay, straight, bi, whatever sexual orientation you are, that is your personal call and it is not for someone else to take… It is not for someone else to play with. It is not for someone else to mess with. And how dare you laugh about it and make meme, after meme, and retweet, and this, and that, and ‘I love straight boys’ and make it a joke. Because this behavior is not normal. It’s not okay. Cracking someone’s sexuality is not an escape room. This is s**t that will follow them for the rest of their lives. You need someone to tell you to stop it.”
Despite reportedly feeling “like he didn’t do anything wrong,” Charles posted a video last week apologizing to Westbrook — who he described a “parental” figure in his life — and her husband, also named James.
Additionally, Charles admitted he “ruined” their relationship, and is “disappointed” by his actions.
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