The falling out turned into a public feud that captivated fans and fellow influencers, like Star.
Jeffree Star, James Charles, and Tati Westbrook were all involved in a public feud.
Hours after Westbrook released “Bye Sister,” Charles apologized in a video of his own called “Tati.” However, Star then ignited the feud once again by saying in a tweet that Charles was banned from his home and “is a danger to society.”
Star never produced substantive evidence to back up his claims, and later said during an appearance on the “Mom’s Basement” podcast that he didn’t know if a recording he claimed to have from an alleged victim of Charles’ was real.
Westbrook responded to the backlash once more on May 16 in a now-deleted video called “Why I Did It …” — in which she said: “I do really want the hate to stop. I want the picking sides and the abusive memes and the language and all of that, I really hope on both sides it can stop.”
Some influencers, like Gabriel Zamora and Nikita Dragun, came to the defense of Charles, who defended himself in a video titled “No More Lies” on May 18. In the video, he said: “I have never and would never and will never use my fame, money, or power to manipulate or get any sexual actions from a guy. That is disgusting, it is not me, and the fact that Tati brought this up blows my mind because she knows the real story.”
He also directly addressed Star in the video, saying the beauty influencer’s tweets and private messages to him were “hurtful, defamatory, extremely excessive,” and “based on lies.”
Charles said that he stands by his previous apology to Westbrook, and thanked both her and Star for taking some responsibility for their feud. Still, Charles shared screenshots showing that Tati and her husband did not respond when he tried to address their argument privately, and said one of the “most hurtful” things Westbrook did was publicly criticize his mother’s parenting.
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