Embattled beauty blogger James Charles has returned to YouTube, a week after his former friend Tati Westbrook scorched him in a video entitled ‘BYE SISTER‘, to offer his rebuttal in the form of another video called ‘NO MORE LIES‘.
James Charles, who was on a promotional tour of Australia when the story went viral, lost millions of followers after Westbrook accused him of disrespecting his colleagues in the beauty community and behaving in inappropriate ways around straight men.
In his video, the 19-year-old addresses the allegations made against him by both Tati and fellow beauty blogger Jeffree Star, promising to present “all the facts” and “all the receipts” and indicating that he will not be discussing the matter again.
Addressing allegations of sexual impropriety made against him by Westbrook, in particular an incident with a waiter at her birthday party, Charles said:
“I am a 19-year-old virgin. I have never and will never use my fame, money, or my power to manipulate or get any sexual actions from a guy. That is disgusting. That is not me. The fact that Tati brought this up blows my mind.”
He also called out singer Zara Larsson, who has been critical of him this past week, claiming that he slid into her boyfriend’s DMs. He said:
“Why is it okay for Zara Larsson, a woman, with the public platform to tweet these photos of a shirtless man and say ‘Who are you? How old are you? Where do you live? Why are you so fine? How do you like your eggs cooked in the morning?’ But for me as a gay man to DM the same person in private with a compliment is predatory?”
You can watch the full forty-minute James Charles video below, and settle in, because it is a truly wild ride:
In a series of Tweets earlier this morning, James Charles said:
“I made my video today NOT to start a war, but to take responsibility for my actions & clear my name. There ARE two sides to every story, & now you’ve heard both. I’m sure more will be said, but I’m moving on. You can form your opinions, but PLEASE do not send any hate to anyone.”
“I’m literally begging all of you. The internet has seen enough negativity in the last few weeks. Text your friends and tell them you love them. Give someone a compliment (but don’t be too forward)! Appreciate what you have and those around you. Love you all!”
Tati Westbrook has already responded to the video, claiming that it is full of “lies and half-truths”, so we’ll probably be hearing more on this in days to come.
I've left town on a digital break to heal & pray for healing on all sides. My family made me aware of what was just posted & I'm disappointed to see it littered with so many lies & half truths. I stand by my videos – do not twist my words into what they are not, hear the message.
— Tati Westbrook (@GlamLifeGuru) May 18, 2019