Tati Westbrook Cries, Begs Fans to Stop Bullying James Charles

One week after she canceled James Charles, YouTube star Tati Westbrook has a new heartfelt message for fans.

She is explaining her hiatus from beauty vlogging and admitting that she has some regrets about her callout video.

With tears in her eyes, Tati says that she doesn’t hate James. She wants the cruel memes to stop.

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“I do want the hate to stop,” Tati says during her new, 18-minute video.

“I want the picking sides and the abusive memes and the language,” she continues. “And all of that.”

“I really hope on both sides it can stop,” she expresses.

Tati insists: “That’s not why I made the video.”

Tati explains the true goal that she had in mind.

The 40-minute callout post that upended James Charles’ whole career was actually “last ditch effort to be really loud and vocal.”

“It was me trying to reach someone that was completely unreachable,” Tati continues.

“It’s about someone who reaches, across all platforms, 30 million people,” she notes. “That are predominantly children.”

She wanted his bad behavior to stop because his audience was so impressionable and might think that his actions were okay.

“He is losing the ability to get honest more and more each day,” Tati observed of James.

He went from a relatively unknown beauty vlogger to a celebrity worth $12 million — all while he was a teenager.

Tati feared “I’m losing the ability to reach [out to him].”

She now explains that James had displayed “zero respect” for their friendship.

Tati wants people to know that this is no longer about how he betrayed her by endorsing another brand of beauty vitamins.

“I don’t hate James Charles,” she emphasizes. “I don’t want you guys hating on him.”

“It’s painful to watch someone that you have cared for be dragged,” she expresses.

Tati adds: “and to know that this started because of me.”

“I don’t think anyone deserves that,” she says.

If she doesn’t want him raked across the coals like this, why even do the callout?

“I think people deserve a wake-up call,” Tati shares. “And people deserve to be called out for actions.”

“I think someone’s got to do it,” she admits.

Tati hopes that her carefully laid out video will inspire parents. Does … does she see herself as James’ mom?

“I hope that this inspires parents to have more conversations with their kids,” Tati says. “Because we are losing that.”

James is almost 20. Tati is 37. We can see how she’d feel a sense of responsibility.

“I can’t say this enough,” Tati again emphasizes, “I love James Charles. I loved him from the moment I met him.”

“He was like this underdog kid that everyone took a s–t on,” she characterizes.

Harsh.

“That’s how I felt for a long time,” she adds.

“So I felt like I needed to help him somehow,” Tati explains. “Like I needed to help him because it was helping me.”

“I know a lot of people aren’t going to understand,” Tati says. “Or they think this is fake.”

Some have suggested that this wasn’t a revenge scheme, but a publicity stunt.

“Or that they think that there was this big agenda or anything,” she continues. “There’s not.”

“If I could give all of the new success back, and the new subscribers back,” Tati vows. “I would.”

“I am taking a time-out,” Tati explains. “And just needing to not be on social media.”

Earlier this week, she warned her fans that she was on a hiatus from making videos.

Tati is doing this “because it’s a really dark place for me right now.”

“And I need to figure out what my next move is spiritually for me,” she adds.

Tati continues: “and what this means to me, because if it’s all about money I don’t want to do it.”

“So, yes, I am hurting,” Tati admits. “But so is James.”

“And so is our community and a huge audience,” she notes. “And I guess I just pray that we can all just be kind with each other through this.”

“I’m going to take a time-out,” she reiterates. “And I’m going to come back and I’m going to continue to play with make-u.”

Tati will do so “because it makes me the happiest.”

She promises that she won’t prove herself to be a hypocrite after calling out James Charles.

“And I promise you,” Tati vows. “I am going to hold myself to an even higher standard.”

She adds: “because this is forcing me to really look at what really matters, and is working so much really worth it?”

“And is doing all of this at such a speed really worth it?” Tati asks.

Yes, her bank account answers.

“And so,” Tati says. “There’s just a lot changing and I am so grateful for this whole journey because it’s made me a better person.”

Hopefully, it’s doing favors for James Charles’ character, as well.

“And,” Tati expresses to her fans and follows. “I owe that to YouTube and I owe that to you guys.”

Wow, YouTube made someone a better person?

That may be a first.

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Tati Westbrook Announces YouTube Hiatus After Canceling James Charles

Last week, beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook savagely canceled controversial YouTube star James Charles.

Now, she has announced that she is taking a short hiatus from making new videos.

After all of the drama, she just needs a break.

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“There won’t be a video tomorrow,” Tati Westbrook announced on Twitter.

(Side note, wouldn’t she make the most amazing Michelle Bachmann impersonator? Not that Bachmann is culturally relevant anymore, but still)

“My heart is still too heavy,” she explained.

Tati added: “I feel like I need to remind you that we can hold truth & inspire change without grabbing onto hate.”

It sounds like she’s suggesting that she didn’t cancel James out of spite.

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“Honor your blessings,” Tati advised her fans and followers on Twitter. “Don’t abuse them.”

“Celebrating pain will only bring it to your door,” she suggested.

In other words, maybe those delighting in watching James Charles lose millions of followers should dial down the schadenfreude.

“Love you guys,” Tati concluded. “See you soon.”

So we shouldn’t expect it to be a lengthy hiatus, at least.

“That’s a grown woman and professional response right there. Lots of respect” Marlena Stell

“take all the time you need, you deserve to be fully healed and feel all the happiness you deserve. i cant express how much you mean to me & the impact you’ve had on my life. thank you for being you”

In March of 2018, Tati launched her own supplement company, Halo Beauty.

One of her products is hair gummies, which are intended to contain nutrients that boost your hair health.

However, her alleged friend James Charles, who just one week ago was the most followed beauty vlogger on YouTube, endorsed another gummy brand.

Now, he did explain that he did so because that brand’s security personnel helped him out of a tight spot at Coachella this year.

But Tati felt more than slighted — she felt betrayed.

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So, last Friday, she uploaded a 40-minute callout video to YouTube.

In the video, she dragged James Charles’ name through the mud.

She spoke about what she described as a pattern of alarming behavior from James.

Tati expressed that she believed that James’ fame and fortune had corrupted him.

At just 19, she said that he appeared to be a different person than the one whom she had befriended and supported years earlier.

Most alarming of all, Tati said that James had used his fame and influence to try to strongarm straight men into sleeping with him.

This has spawned a lot of debate, as a couple of the men to whom she referred have come forward.

Based upon their statements, it sounds like James was pushy and, in DMs, seemed unwilling to accept “no” for an answer.

He flirted with and made out with a waiter named Sam who ultimately told him that he wasn’t interested, but James allegedly insisted that the guy was bi.

And a model named Gage Gomez says that James invited and disinvited him from Coachella, an event that could really help his career.

James has also been accused of racist and transphobic statements for years, so many considered his cancelation long, long overdue.

Lori Loughlin: Do I REALLY Have to Go to Jail for a Little Bribery??

Now that Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty for her role in the college bribery scandal, all eyes are on Lori Loughlin.

Except for Olivia Jade’s, of course, since she’s royally pissed that her mom’s fixation on sending her to college has all but ruined her life.

Lori finally understands that she may go to jail, a new report says. But apparently she doesn’t think she deserves to.

An inside source tells Entertainment Tonight that Lori Loughlin is finally feeling the full weight of her college bribery scandal.

“Lori’s situation has gone from bad to worse,” the insider expresses, detailing her feelings at the moment.

The source explains that Lori knows that “Jail time has always been a possibility.”

“But since more charges were filed,” the insider continues. “Her reality [of not serving time] seems grim.”

“While the fact she could serve time never leaves her mind,” the source shares.

The insider continues: “she strongly believes she doesn’t deserve to.”

We can understand why it would linger in her thoughts that way, even if many already want to see her behind bars.

“She truly feels it was all a misunderstanding,” the source explains.

From her perspective, she probably imagined that it was a violation of school rules, and expected a scandalous expulsion at worst.

Another factor that weighs heavily on Lori’s soul is the fallout with her daughter, whose name and brand have been front-and-center.

“Olivia Jade is totally over it,” the insider expresses.

“And,” the source reveals. “Won’t listen to anything her parents say now.â€�

Well, she’s an adult and is understandably humiliated after being placed at the center of someone else’s scandal.

According to the insider, “She is in no way ready to forgive anything her parents have done.”

“Lori doesn’t understand Olivia’s reaction,” the source says.

The insider explains that “she seems to feel her act was selfless and misunderstood.”

It’s only selfless if you’re helping someone else. Olivia didn’t want to go to college, so she’s not the person who was helped.

The source notes that Lori is upset “and she wants to prove she had all the best intentions.”

“And even that she was, in some way, duped into breaking the law,” the insider adds.

Compounded by the fear that she’ll soon be going to prison, Lori is hurt by Olivia’s emotional distance from her.

“Lori felt at this point her daughter would come around and forgive her,â€� the source shares.

“They have gone to therapy,” the insider reveals. “In hopes things would improve.”

“But,” the source laments. “It doesn’t seem that that’s happened.”

Remember, Olivia wasn’t just humiliated — her whole life was turned upside down and her brand as an influencer was tanked.

“Olivia is still not talking to her mother,” the insider announces. “Because she’s hurt and feels betrayed.”

“She feels this could have all been avoided,” the source says.

The insider continues: “had her mother listened to her when she expressed she wasn’t interested in going to college.â€�

Not everyone has to go to college.

Lori and her husband could have just given their daughters the half-a-million dollars that they spent on bribes.

Olivia resents “the fact she has lost her business deals and can’t go out in public without being photographed and scrutinized,” the source says.

The insider explains that it “is a constant reminder of what her mother has done.”

Olivia is young, beautiful, famous, and rich, and should be living her best life at the moment.

Instead, she feels like a pariah because of the alleged criminal actions of her overbearing parents.

She’s mad.

“[Lori’s] children and most of her friends aren’t entirely convinced this was some kind of a mistake,â€� the source reveals.

“They know she is a loving mother,” the insider affirms. “Who only wants the best for her kids.”

“But,” the source notes. “They also know she needs to face that what she did was unlawful.”

Denial will not get you the result that you want in court.

Humility — even public groveling for the sake of optics and expressing regret might help, though.

“And,” the insider says, Lori will need to recognize “[how it ]has affected not only her children, but also many others.”

Lori’s loved ones reportedly have real concerns about her legal strategy.

“Her friends want her to rethink her plan for the case,” the source reveals. “And admit some sort of guilt.”

With Felicity Huffman pleading guilty, Lori could end up being the “example” that the court makes in this case.

On a positive note, the insider affirms that “her closest friends have stuck by her despite her huge mistake.”

Some bad things are unforgivable. But Lori can find redemption for this — but it will take time and the right attitude.

In the mean time, some startup or new brand could get major name recognition if they hire Olivia to do an ad on the day that her mom goes to prison.

James Charles Loses 2 MILLION Subscribers After Tati Callout

Last week, controversial beauty vlogger James Charles was canceled by Tati Westbrook.

Though he has apologized, his brand has taken a nosedive.

His follower count continues to fall — and you can livestream the collapse of his business in real time.

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James Charles built his brand as a beauty vlogger and accumulated a YouTube following of 16.6 million.

His current follower count is 13.8 million … and plummeting.

Now, 13 million is still a lot of subscribers, but that signifies a major loss in revenue for him.

If schadenfreude is your thing, there’s a livestream of his subscriber count that you can enjoy.

We have included the video in this post, and the video will remain embedded as long as the livestream endures.

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All of this started with a massive callout from Tati Westbrook.

She was a friend of his and a fellow beauty vlogger.

In a 40-minute video, most of which I spent thinking of what an amazing Michelle Bachmann impersonator she would make, she blasted James.

Why? Because of a history of his behavior, but it was all set into motion by something that he did in April.

Namely, James endorsed a brand of hair vitamins that were not Tati’s own brand, and she was mad.

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During her video, she accused James of manipulating and exploiting men who might be straight.

She accused him of predatory behavior, directed at two unnamed young men.

One of them is a young, hot model named Gage Gomez. 

As we explained last week, it appears that James invited and disinvited him from Coachella in order to pressure him to spend time with him.

The other was a waiter from Tati’s birthday party, which was held at a restaurant.

Now, that waiter has come forward to explain exactly what James did and where he crossed the line.

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Like James and like Gage, Sam the waiter is also 19. Nice to cover a story with zero creepy age gaps, at least.

Sam says that he was unsure of his sexuality and, after being blatantly hit on by James while at work, slid into James’ DMs.

This led to James inviting him to his hotel room, and offer which he accepted. The two of them watched a movie.

“And after that movie,” Sam reveals. “He asked to kiss me.”

“I said yes,” he shares. “And we ended up making out for about an hour.”

“And, if I’m being honest, he is the worst kisser I have ever kissed,” Sam admits. “Way too much tongue.”

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Sam later declined James’ subsequent invitations to be flown down to L.A.

He very gently broke it to James that he didn’t want to lead him on or take advantage of his fame.

When Sam told James that he feels confident that he is straight, James apparently outright told him that he was wrong. About himself.

Folks, even if you’re 100% convinced of someone else’s sexual orientation, don’t try to tell someone who they are.

This obviously applies even more strongly when it’s clear that you, in this case James Charles, would benefit from them believing you.

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On the one hand, we totally understand that James Charles is a teenager.

Of course he has said dumb things in DMs, especially when he’s horny.

Some even feel sorry for him, because Tati compiled that thorough takedown of him for, let’s face it, personal pettiness rather than moral indignation.

And yes, some of the backlash against him has stemmed from homophobia, which is never fun to see.

But it’s hard to look at James as the good guy in this, or any scenario.

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Over the last few years, James Charles has been accused of making racist and transphobic statements.

We’re not dredging up his past — just earlier this year, he got called out for saying something transphobic and, frankly, a little biphobic.

No one should be pressured into having sex, particularly by a celebrity who may be applying additional pressure through their fame.

Frankly, many feel that James should have been canceled a long time ago.

These days, all that we can do is watch his follower count continue to get lower and lower.

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James Charles Gets CANCELED by Tati Westbrook: BYE, SISTER!

By mid-afternoon on Friday, James Charles and Tati Westbrook were dominating social media conversation and trending hard.

It’s sometimes difficult to tell what exactly is happening with all of that chatter, and nobody has time to string it all together.

But we made time, and here’s why the internet is cheering after beauty vlogger Tati effectively canceled James.

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Even if you don’t follow many YouTubers or keep up with many beauty vloggers, you’ve probably heard of James Charles.

Why? Well, at only 17, he became the first ever spokesmodel for CoverGirl.

Now, he’s 19 (he turns 20 later this month) and continues to be a successful influencer.

But on Friday, just two weeks before he exits his teens, he began hemorrhaging followers across all platforms.

Why? A callout video from friend and fellow beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook, titled: “BYE, SISTER.”

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We have a clip — the most serious excerpt — from the 40-minute video that Tati released on Friday afternoon.

But you should know that this all started when James Charles endorsed a company that sells hair vitamins.

See, his until-now good friend Tati has her own brand of Halo Beauty gummies.

James was apparently assisted by another brand’s security while at Coachella this year, and repayed them by endorsing the brand.

Tati was livid — especially when, after nine days, he still hadn’t reached out to her.

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“To not even get a phone call, to not even get a text a few days prior… that’s pretty typical of James Charles’ behavior,” Tati says.

“From the time that I met him when he was 17,” she notes. “I know that he has a way of just getting what he wants.”

“And,” Tati explains. “I always blamed it on his age.”

But she says that James has changed more since they first met than she had ever imagined.

He is no longer a person with whom she wants to be associated.

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“Fame, power, and a fat bank account will change almost anyone,” Tati expresses.

Since his meteoric rise to fame, James has rubbed elbows with top-tier celebrities and also Katy Perry.

“And if you don’t have people that tell you to your face that you’re doing the wrong things,” she notes. “You will change.”

“I tried to be that person to you James, I really tried,” Tati laments.

“I don’t think there is any getting through to you and I don’t want to be friends with you,” she declares.

“I don’t want to be associated with you,” Tati repeats. “And I need to say that very publicly so that this chapter can just be closed.”

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Tati says that she was instrumental in encouraging him early in his career.

She also accuses him of spreading malicious rumors that treat her like a villain.

But things get more serious when she begins to accuse James of being almost a predator.

“You tried to trick a straight man into thinking he’s gay yet again,” Tati alleges in her video.

“Using your pain, your power, your money to play with people’s emotions,” she accuses. “You’re threatening to ruin them.”

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What she’s talking about here is an Instagram model, pictured here, named Gage Gomez.

Gage was linked with James Charles earlier this year, and even spotted alongside him at Coachella.

(A great reminder that nothing good comes from Coachella)

James accused Gage of “using him” for social media clout, and Gage was harassed by James’ (young, impressionable) fans.

But Gage tells a very different story.

Gage says that he admitted to James that he was unsure of his sexuality, but says that James then began pressuring him.

This wasn’t just sexual pressure — he says that James would insist that he make time for him, and then viciously subtweet him if he was busy.

He says that James would block and unblock him on Instagram and also invite and uninvite him to Coachella.

That sounds like toxic and even manipulative behavior.

James Charles has also been accused of being racist and transphobic, both in the past and very recently.

We can’t say that we’re sorry to see him canceled — and especially not in such a thorough way.

Remind us to never get on Tati’s bad side.

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ProJared: YouTuber Accused of Cheating, Gaslighting, Swapping Nudes with Minors

Jared Knabenbauer is better known as ProJared.

He is a YouTuber with a solid fanbase, known for gaming and for a much-loved Dungeons and Dragons series.

This week, Jared announced to the world that he and his wife, after time and therapy, have decided to end their marriage.

She says that he’s not telling the whole story, and reveals that she had no role in his 

His wife, Heidi O’Ferrall, accuses him of cheating on her with their close friend, Holly Conrad — another face familiar to their fans.

But it gets worse. She accuses him of gaslighting, emotional abuse, and soliciting nudes from fans behind her back.

The worst part is what Heidi didn’t learn until she went public — the things that fans confessed to her.

Jared had allegedly been swapping nudes with his minor fans.

1. This is ProJared

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Even if you are Extremely Online, you may not have heard of him until this explosive scandal. He’s a YouTuber. He had a lot of fans … right up until this week.

2. Jared and his wife, Heidi, are divorcing

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Jared posted this statement for his fans and received a tidal wave of well-wishes. Well-wishes that, it turns out, were wildly undeserved.

3. It turns out that he cheated

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His wife, Heidi, accuses him of having had an affair with someone familiar to their fans — Holly Conrad. More shocking than the cheating accusation was the news that Jared had BLOCKED Heidi.

4. There is evidence

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Heidi will later make more direct reference to the evidence that she has that Jared cheated. But when she tweeted this, she herself didn’t know some of the more harrowing things of which her ex has been accused.

5. And there was gaslighting

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Lying to your spouse isn’t gaslighting, but denying evidence before your eyes and trying to convince your partner that they’re misunderstanding reality? That is.

6. He lied to a lot of people

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As you’ll see later in this post, his friends and fans alike quickly changed their reactions to the divorce news after seeing Heidi’s tweets.

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