If you haven’t been keeping up with the drama in the beauty vlogger world, you may have missed the tea between beauty gurus Tati Westbrook and James Charles.
Allow me to catch you up:
Tati Westbrook is a well-known beauty mogul and vlogger who has long been a staple of the beauty industry online. Not only is she one of the original beauty gurus on YouTube, but she also founded the company Halo Beauty.
James Charles was a young kid who was taken under Westbrook’s wing and coached, mentored, and trained on how to become a successful beauty vlogger. To date, Charles had gained millions of followers due to Westbrook’s help. Let us not forget Charles was made an honorary Covergirl and has his own makeup brand.
Drama sparked between the two after Charles went off promoting a competing brand to Westbrook’s brand, Halo Beauty. Westbrook said she felt betrayed that Charles would cash in on promoting another company even though she had plugged Charles for years.
Westbrook released a YouTube video (a 40-minute long YouTube video) basically trashing Charles and telling the world how horrible he is, and all of the disgusting things he’s done over the years. It’s truly…mindblowing. The drama, the tea—it’s everywhere.
Later that night, Charles released an apology video—after losing over a million subscribers in 24 hours, setting a new YouTube record.
Now, people online have been picking sides. Some of sided with Charles, saying Westbrook went way too far. But, many others have sided with Westbrook, saying Charles is a bad friend and absolutely disgusting for the way in which he discusses hooking up with straight guys and not giving a f*ck bout their sexuality.
And, those who did purchase Charles’ eyeshadow and makeup palettes are now doing some wild ass things to destroy them—or, make them “better.”
One person covered Charles’ name up with none other than Snoop Dogg.
so instead of smashing my James Charles palette I've decided to do a lil DIY pic.twitter.com/wNI34eEYYa
— Elizabeth (@EllieHoppe) May 11, 2019
Another put a powerful message on it.
— Fannesa (@FANNESA_88) May 12, 2019
One person proved she’s a true Westbrook stan.
oops, i think i got a little something on my james charles palette- stan tati 🙂 pic.twitter.com/uOp3DETNXQ
— ًalexa (@baileysbesson) May 10, 2019
One person even set it on fire.
What to do with your James Charles Pallete thanks to Tati Westbrook ???? pic.twitter.com/VrzaGiTDVw
— boop (@lolmastrblank) May 11, 2019