Following Tati Westbrook's emotional 40-minute video ending her relationship with fellow beauty influencer James Charles, many more people — in the YouTube space and beyond – have come out of the woodwork to share their not-so-pleasant experiences with James.
The 19-year-old makeup artist, who just announced his Sisters U.S. tour, has been accused of predatory behavior by everyone from Jeffree Star to straight boys like Gage Gomez and Jay Alvarrez to singer Zara Larsson.
In his defense, James has responded to these allegations in the past and denied any wrongdoing. "I have never, would never, and WILL NEVER pressure a guy to do anything," he wrote just last week.
But with three million subscribers lost and counting, it looks like James Charles has officially been canceled. Keep scrolling to see who has joined Tati to call out James' toxic behavior.
1. Tati Westbrook
Well, it all started when Tati accused James of using his fame to get men to "behave sexually in your favor."
"You tried to trick a straight man into thinking he's gay – yet again – and somehow you're the victim," Tati said, referring to the Coachella incident with Gage. "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."
She continued, "That behavior is not OK if you're a woman a man, gay, straight, bi, whatever sexual orientation you are, that is your personal call and it is not someone else's to take, not someone else's to play with."
2. Gage Gomez
The model was spotted with James at Coachella, but their relationship ended shortly after James accused Gage of being a "con artist" and playing him.
However, Gage denied the allegations and went on to reveal how James kept pressuring him even though Gage identifies as straight. James later deleted his original tweets.
"There was a tweet made about me, and it was slanderous … and skewed from the truth. And the person who made this tweet obviously realized that," Gage said in a video. And maybe if they didn’t realize … that they understood that it was aggressive and maybe the wrong thing to do."
3. Jay Alvarrez
Jay Alavarrez revealed that James Charles slid into his DMs — but shaded his flirting skills.
"People giving this kid too much props," the (straight) model wrote along with a screenshot of the DMs. "He got no game."
4. Stephen Harrison
Another straight influencer who brought the receipts when it came to James' creeping on the 'gram was Stephen Harrison, who reminded the beauty guru he was happily married. This did not sit well with James, who responded, "u could've just accepted the compliment," prompting Stephen to clap back, "I take it as more of a compliment when someone says nice things about my marriage and wife but thanks anyways."
"Not a lot of people know that I troll 99 percent of the time," Stephen added along with screenshots. "Except for this instance. James u are not getting this married man. Don't ever feel u should accept a 'compliment.' Even if it's by a dude with 16M followers."
5. Marlena Stell
In her video, Tati called out James for the way he treated Makeup Geek influencer Marlena Stell, saying, "I also don't think it's cool to publicly shame a woman who has paved the way. Get off your high horse and have some respect."
Well, Marlena took to Twitter to share her side of the story, and spoiler alert, she is not Team James. "Thank you @GlamLifeGuru SO incredibly much for speaking the truth that so many of us behind the scenes have seen and haven’t been able to fully talk on without getting dragged horribly. I have so much to say at a later time but just wanted to say THANK YOU for your integrity!"
She went on to add, "THIS is why all the OGs are upset. We didn’t bust our asses creating content for just the love of it for the next generation to come in with egos and dishonesty and make the beauty community a s--t show."
6. Jeffree Star
Jeffree has had his fair share of controversy, but that did not stop the influencer from calling out James on Twitter following the now infamous Tati video.
"There is a reason that Nathan banned James Charles from ever coming over to our home again," he wrote in a since-deleted tweet, referring to his boyfriend Nathan Schwandt. "There's a reason why I haven't seen him since [Tati's] birthday in February. He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% true."
He even took some time to drag James Charles' little brother Ian, tweeting, "Why is your brother a predator?? Why’d you really move back to NYC? Exactly. Shut the f--k up."
7. Zara Larsson
"Symphony" singer Zara Larsson called out James for targeting her boyfriend, Brian Whittaker, even though he knew he was straight and in a monogamous relationship.
"I'm cackling because he hit up my boyfriend in the DMs several times knowing damn well he's straight," she tweeted.
8. Olivia O'Brien
Following Zara's admission, singer Olivia O'Brien also backed up her claims, responding, "Same, sister. S--t's wild."
9. Anthony Amorim
Anthony claimed he witnessed James' aggressive behavior in person when he met him two years ago.
"When I met James Charles 2 years ago in a hotel room at playlist live, he was not only rude as f--k, but he was visibly trying to get one of his intoxicated straight friends to cuddle with him to the point where his friend had to say, 'James, f--king stop.' Nothing has changed," he tweeted.
"I never talked about it out of fear of him “coming for me” but after the video Tati posted, I feel like it’s finally time for people to know the s--t he’s done throughout the years."
10. A former classmate
Someone who went to high school with James accused him of catfishing the entire soccer team by pretending to be a girl.
"Throwback to when James Charles catfished the entire soccer team in high school pretending to be a girl so he could get d--k pics, so glad to know he's still predatory," the alum wrote on Twitter. "I don’t know him well but he was in one of my classes and has always been a bully and a predator. This was something that my entire school knew."
11. Shane Dawson
Shane didn't outright accuse James of predatory behavior, but he made it very clear he was on Team Tati. The YouTuber tweeted his supporter for GlamLifeGuru by promoting her Halo Beauty line shortly after the "Bye, Sister" video was dropped.
"Drama aside, I have something to say," he tweeted before sharing with his followers that he has been using Halo Beauty vitamins for one month and has seen the results.
However, Shane did make it very clear that he felt (a little) bad for James and the backlash he is currently experiencing on social media.
"Even though I think some people needed to be humbled, I also could never enjoy watching someone go through something like this," he shared. "I feel like I have tea poisoning from seeing all this drama."
Same, Shane. Same.
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