Jeffree Star, 33, added his two cents to the whole James Charles, 19, vs Tati Westbrook, 37, situation. After supporting Tati for days with congratulatory messages for her hitting new subscriber milestones, YouTuber and CEO of Jeffree Star Cosmetics alluded to there being even more to the story. “There is a reason that Nathan [Schwandt, 25, and Jeffree’s boyfriend] banned James Charles from ever coming over to our home again,” Jeffree tweeted on May 12 in a since deleted post. “There’s a reason why I haven’t seen him since [Tati’s] birthday in February.”
“He is a danger to society,” Jeffree alleged. “Everything Tati said is 100% true.” Jeffree’s allegations came after Tati’s explosive video about the fall of her friendship with James. In Tati’s video, she claimed that in addition to the “betrayal” of James promoting a rival vitamin company (Tati owns Halo Beauty), he also was “manipulating” straight men’s “sexuality.” Tati described one instance where she claims she witnessed this alleged behavior for herself. “You did it at my birthday dinner,” Tati said. “You were talking in detail about things you wanted to do to the waiter. And when I said, ‘James, he’s straight.’ Your response was, ‘Doesn’t matter, I’m a celebrity.'”
“It’s really disgusting to manipulate someone’s sexuality, especially when they are still emerging into adulthood, and don’t quite have everything figured out,” Tati claimed. “You are using your fame, your power, your money to play with people’s emotions.”
“Whether you’re a woman, a man, gay, straight, bi, whatever sexual orientation you are, that is your personal call and it is not for someone else to take,” she continued. “It is not for someone else to play with. It is not for someone else to mess with. And how dare you laugh about it and make meme, after meme, and retweet, and this, and that, and ‘I love straight boys’ and make it a joke. Because this behavior is not normal. It’s not okay. Cracking someone’s sexuality is not an escape room.”
James posted his own video in response to Tati’s, during which he referenced the “boy situation,” partly saying in the May 10 clip, “[Tati] really was one of the people to sit me down and tell me how it looked from the outside and let me know, ‘Hey, talking to these boys might get you in trouble one day.’ And she was right.”
James also described his side of the story about promoting a rival vitamin company, which he claimed was in exchange for the business providing him security at Coachella. James and Jeffree formerly appeared to be friends, appearing in each other’s videos on their respective YouTube channel. However, from Jeffree’s tweet, it seems like the two haven’t been friends now for months.