This has got to hurt
It is all kicking off in the YouTube world right now. Everyone is talking about James Charles and Tati Westbrook – and there are now a bunch of celebrities who unfollowed James Charles because of the drama.
In case you've missed it, Tati Westbrook called out James Charles over the weekend. She posted a 43-minute video, titled "BYE SISTER", on her YouTube channel, accusing James of "disgusting behaviour" and lying about endorsement deals – which included promoting a vitamin product that was a direct competitor for her own brand.
Both James Charles and Tati Westbrook are beauty vloggers and are huge within that community – James in particular is a breakout star. Last week he boasted 16 million subscribers. His videos feature make-up tutorials, challenges, and vlogs. But now, his following is rapidly decreasing – he lost 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel over the weekend. Among those unfollowers are A LOT of celebrities. Here's the full list of big names that have unfollowed James Charles after the Tati Westbrook drama.
Here are the celebrities who unfollowed James Charles:
Kylie Jenner was one of the first celebrities who unfollowed James Charles after Tati Westbrook released her YouTube video. Kylie has previously collaborated with James on a YouTube video on his channel.
Kim Kardashian West
Kylie's sister Kim unfollowed James Charles shortly after. This means none of the Kardashians or Jenners follow James anymore. Kim had also featured in videos alongside James on his channel, and he has posted photos of them together on his Instagram calling her his "sister".
Demi Lovato is another celebrity that has unfollowed James Charles despite them sharing pictures together previously. Comments on the picture, on James' Instagram, now include: "Pls remove this photo, she unfollowed you👏" and "She definitely said bye sisters". Awkward.
Ariana Grande's social medias are all about good vibes, so it's no wonder she's seen all this tea and removed it from her timeline.
Jeffree Star is probably living for this beef, because James’ drop in subscribers means Jeffree is the most subscribed beauty YouTuber. He congratulated Tati Westbrook for hitting six million subscribers the day after her video was uploaded and tweeted: "The truth always tastes better than a lie."
Miley Cyrus doesn't have any ties to James Charles – but she's still unfollowed him after the drama.
Another one of the celebrities who unfollowed James Charles is Katy Perry. She silently pressed the unfollow button on the beauty blogger.
Shawn Mendes has so much going on with his Calvin Klein campaign right now, he doesn't need petty YouTuber drama. You keep doing you, Shawn.
Another one of the celebrities who unfollowed James Charles is Iggy Azalea. This is despite one of her recent Instagrams being captioned: "Tried to use the @jamescharles palette on live today and it almost ended in tragedy! Buuuuut everyone pulled thru & just like that – a beauty guru has been born 🤣". Awkward!!!
Shane is a fellow YouTuber, and has collaborated in videos with James in the past. However it looks like that is a thing of the past, as he has unfollowed James too.
Shane is also friends with Tati Westbrook. He posted on his Instagram two weeks ago a photo of them together, captioned: "I was trying to think of a funny caption but nothing seems right because of what this person means to me. Tati is someone who I’ve known about for years but who I just started really watching in the last few months because of my research on the beauty world. Since watching her I’ve had this insane connection to her and her videos have helped me so much, not just with makeup but with my anxiety and with my stress. I’ve had a lot of hard things happen in the last few months and being able to turn on one of her videos at night and hear her calming voice has been really healing for me. Tati, thank you for everything you do and thank you for being just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the out. Meeting you was something I will never forget. Love you :,) ❤️". Looks like he has picked his side!!
Another unfollow came from disgraced YouTuber Laura Lee. She seems to be taking the moral high-ground this time, but let's not forget when her racist tweets were found in 2012.
The Dolan Twins
Greyson and Ethan Dolan, known as the Dolan twins, were previously friends with James Charles and have been in videos with him. However, the fellow YouTubers have now unfollowed him too.