Since Tati Westbrook throw YouTube’s beauty vlogger community into ultimate tangle on Friday with, the 19 -year-old Charles has lost more than 2.5 million readers. It’s been a stunning–and probably unprecedented fall–for a YouTube star, as Charles, who before this scandal contravene open, was seemingly so well-liked.
Well , not anymore.
In a 43 -minute video, Westbrook described all she had done for Charles in the early days of his profession before he turned his back on her by promoting another beauty firm instead of the one she guides. According to Social Blade, a YouTube analytics site, Charles, who had 16.5 million adherents, lost about 20,000 subscribers in the three days preceding Westbrook’s video. But after she uploaded her Charles-bashing content, a tsunami collision. More than 530,000 people smacked the unsubscribe button on Friday. More than 1.2 million followed suit on Saturday, and 770,000 abandoned Charles on Sunday. At the time of this writing on Monday morning, Charles has already lost 150,000 for the day.
Considering Charles was so popular that he brought the city of Birmingham, England earlier this year, this is a stunning fall–and you have to wonder if Charles’ YouTube career has been permanently damaged.
So, why is this happening? The attractivenes vlogging society clearly is angry with him. Westbrook detailed how Charles had promoted the Sugar Bear Hair brand in an Instagram story at the Coachella music festival after he had previously declined to offer to promote the vitamin adds-on from Westbrook’s Halo Beauty company. Charles had previously told Westbrook he had felt awkward promoting her augments to his preteen follower demographic. Westbrook clearly was hurt that Charles then turned around and circulated her competitor.
But what is probably a more injury accusation is that she accused Charles of preying on straight somebodies, which led to at least one anonymous accusation against him on social media. Beings have said he’s attempted to convince straight beings to be sexual with him, and there have been other accusations that he’s sexually crafty in getting what he wants.
In her video, Westbrook expounded on that saying,” You tried to trick a straight man into thinking he’s gay, yet again, and somehow you’re the victim? You know it’s really disgusting to control someone’s virility, specially when they are still emerging into adulthood and don’t have everything figured out .”
In his apology video, Charles said,” I’ve been involved in a lot of very strange and unique situations that have left parties disorient or upset. I learned the hard way about methods that I can treated with the sons that I’m entrusted in, and ones that I should or shouldn’t be talking to … Tati really was one of the people to sit me down and tell me how it glanced from the outside. She let me know,’ Hey, talking to these boys might got to get in trouble one day .’ And she was right .”
Regardless of the confession, the damage had been done–and it’s continued to spread.
Others in the glamour vlogging parish were also quick to condemn Charles, and people like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Miley Cyrus unfollowed him on social media.
Dozens of notorieties and once friends of James Charles have unfollowed him, here’s a short list 😛 TAGEND
– Kylie Jenner.- Dolan Twins
– Kim Kardashian.- Iggy Azalea
– Katy Perry.- Shawn Mendes
– Miley Cyrus.- Jeffree Star
– Emma Chamberlain
— StanningTea( 50 k) (@ stanningtea) May 11, 2019
YouTube star Jeffree Star illustrated further in a now-deleted tweet in which he booked,” He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% genuine .”
With words like that, things don’t look for Charles. But the YouTube world is a forgiving place, you might argue. Just query Logan Paul, whose profession apparently was devastated 17 months ago for posting a video of a dead body in Japan. Just ask PewDiePie, who has affixed anti-Semitic content and lowered racist monikers in his videos. Both YouTubers are still thriving.
But unlike Paul and PewDiePie, Charles has made a career earning the trust of the LGBTQ community and allies for deflecting gender norms–these allegations are an affront to that cartel. For Paul and PewDiePie, known for catering to bro culture with their pranks and shenanigans, it isn’t that surprising that their devotees would forgive them over a few ” insensitivities” and their careers would bounce back.
Maybe in a few months, Charles can liberate a slickly raised apologetic video in which he’ll say that he’s earned from his mistakes and that he has a lot of growing up to do. But for now, people are livid. Charles’ apologetic video from Friday has about 33 million views. More than 466,000 onlookers have given it a thumbs up. More than 2.3 million please give it a thumbs down.