It wouldn’t be a YouTuber scandal without another big player weighing in. Jeffree Star took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the bombshell feud between beauty gurus James Charles and Tati Westbrook, longtime friends who are now no longer speaking.
“There is a reason that Nathan banned James Charles from ever coming over to our home again,” the 33-year-old makeup mogul revealed in a tweet posted on May 12. “There’s a reason why I haven’t seen him since @GlamLifeGuru’s birthday in February. He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% true.”
There is a reason that Nathan banned James Charles from ever coming over to our home again. There's a reason why I haven't seen him since @GlamLifeGuru's birthday in February. He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% true.
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) May 12, 2019
Yikes. Between Jeffree’s boyfriend, Nathan Schwandt, banning the 19-year-old artist from their house and the YouTuber cutting James off completely for the last few months, it sounds like this confession has been a long time coming.
Tati, 37, made claims in her video “Bye Sister,” where she explained her decision to stop being friends with the MUA, that James had tried to convince straight young men they were gay and to be with him through his celebrity and money, which she said was “disgusting” and “manipulative.”
Singer Zara Larsson also spoke out about James’ behavior, in response to a fan tweet saying Tati ruined his career with her accusations. “I’m cackling cause he hit up my boyfriend in the DMs several times knowing damn well he’s straight,” she wrote in her retweet on May 11. Considering a few people have spoken out about the Covergirl artist, it wouldn’t be surprising to find truth here.
I'm cackling cause he hit up my boyfriend in the dms several times knowing damn well he's straight https://t.co/yzCcdw9eWt
— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) May 11, 2019
The whole feud between James and his former friend started at Coachella 2019, where he felt “unsafe” in a certain situation and a vitamin brand, Sugar Bear Hair, offered him and his crew VIP passes so he could remove himself from said environment. Tati has her own vitamin brand called Halo, which is why she was so upset when James did an endorsement post for the well-known competitor on his Instagram post-festival.
In the MUA’s subsequent apology video, he maintained that he did not receive monetary compensation for the endorsement post. He also said he has “learned the hard way about ways [he] can interact with boys that [he’s] interested in” and boys he “should or shouldn’t be talking to.”