Beauty blogger Jeffree Star ends Tati Westbrook, James Charles feud: 'This has to stop'
Westbrook had called out Charles in a 43-minute-long YouTube video where she talked about how she was disappointed in him promoting a competitor’s line of vitamins after all of the years that she spent mentoring him
Dramageddon had dawned on the beauty blogger world when good friends Tati Westbrook and James Charles started feuding on May 10. Westbrook had called out Charles in a 43-minute-long YouTube video where she talked about how she was disappointed in him promoting a competitor’s line of vitamins after all of the years that she spent mentoring him and helping him achieve his dreams. She ended their friendship over it.
On May 19, she said, “The toxicity and chaos that ensued over the last 10 days was absolutely not my goal. Although I do not regret raising my concerns I completely regret the way I went about saying them.”
Things definitively got worse when Jeffree Star decided to side with Westbrook.
Charles lost millions of YouTube subscribers as a result of the drama, and Star decided to add his two cents in a since-deleted tweet over the weekend, calling out Charles for being a 'danger to society'.
After a whole lot of shade over their social media, it looks like the feuding parties have finally come to their senses.
Star, 33, posted a 13 minute YouTube video on May 19 titled “Never doing this again.” She wrote underneath: “It’s time for a change and it starts NOW.”
In the video, Star revealed, “I inserted myself into something publicly where I shouldn’t have.” He continued, “Today I know what people want. They want me to sit here and degrade James [Charles]. They want me to open up my phone and expose it all. I’m done doing that. I’m willing to bite the bullet and let anyone think what they want. But today I will not be posting voice memos. I will not be posting text messages. I will not be exposing anything more. This has to stop.”
Star ended his involvement in the drama in the video which he described as “one of the most important videos” he’ll ever upload. “I’m embarrassed by my own actions. I could have handled things differently. What I should have done is vented all my feelings to James,” Star explained.
"I know Tati got to do that. She had private conversations. I didn’t do that. I should have been mature enough to say ‘Hey, I love and care about you. I’ve heard x, y, and z about you. I’ve seen some things I didn’t like. Here’s my feelings.’ But guess what, I didn’t. And that’s my first mistake.”
He concluded the long video by saying, “Everyone has to heal and this has to stop. I’m going to take a little mental vacation because I think we all need one.”
Shortly after Star’s video dropped, Westbrook had a lengthy Twitter post that read “I have been in communication with James Charles through an intermediary for the last week, and we believe that it is in the best interest of our community, our viewers and our own mental health to put this matter to rest. For that reason, I will not be making any further public comments and I hope and pray that no one else will make anymore hurtful statements on my behalf.”
In a final ceasefire, Charles acknowledged both of his colleagues’ vids with a tweet saying, "Thank you @jeffreestar & @glamlifeguru for your sentiments. I am on board to move on, will not speak about this further, but do hope to speak in the future when we’re all ready. This week was awful for all of us and I ask that the community focuses on positivity moving forward."
Now that the feud has reached its end online, Westbrook and Star seem to have taken a mental health break.
Hopefully, there won't be any more sister break-ups in the future.
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