James Charles rubbishes claims he 'tricks straight men into thinking they're gay'

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor
Beauty YouTuber James Charles has spoken out in a 41-minute video after a bitter feud with fellow influencer, Tati Westbrook, saw him lose three million followers in a week. Photo: YouTube/James Charles

Beauty YouTuber James Charles has spoken out in a 41-minute video after a bitter feud with fellow influencer, Tati Westbrook, saw him lose three million followers in a week.

The 19-year-old uploaded a video titled: ‘No More Lies’, to his YouTube page and posted a stream of ‘receipts’ he claims prove his innocence.

YouTuber Tati Westbrook has broken her silence after her very public feud with James Charles. Photo: YouTube

Last weekend, beauty mogul Tati Westbrook released a video titled: ‘Bye Sister’, where she called James out for ‘tricking straight men into thinking they’re gay’.

Within hours James lost thousands of subscribers and since then has plummeted three million followers.

He was in Australia on tour at the time and was said to have gone into hiding to avoid the backlash.

Now James has tried to set the record straight in a response, saying he’s a 19-year-old virgin, who doesn’t ‘get a lot of action’.

“I will not ask for sympathy and I definitely won’t ask for forgiveness either,” James started the video.

“The past week on the internet has been the darkest I think we’ve all ever seen and it’s also been the darkest time that I’ve ever had to go through in my life and my thoughts got to a really dark scary place .”

He went on to play a clip of Tati’s video, in which she claims James ‘manipulated someone’s sexuality’ at her birthday party in February.

James Charles and Tati were close friends for three years before their very public falling out last week. Photo: YouTube

“You are using your fame, your power, your money to pay with people’s emotions and you’re doing that to have them behave sexually in your favour even if they’re straight and you know what that’s not ok. How dare you laugh about it...and make it a joke. Cracking someone’s sexuality is not an escape room,” Tati said last week.

However, James replied in his video saying it’s not true that he tried to ‘crack’ a straight man into thinking he’s gay.

“First of all, I'm a 19-year-old virgin. I talk about boys quite a lot on my social media networks. Clearly at this point it's not acceptable anymore… just thought I'd bring it up, put it out into the universe, I don't really get a lot of action. You have probably guessed that at this point,” he said.

Just one week before the feud came to the surface, James was at the top of his game and attended the MET Gala. Photo: Getty Images

“That being said, I have never, and would never, and will never use my "fame", money or power, to manipulate or get any sexual actions from a guy. That is disgusting, it is not me, and the fact that Tati brought this up blows my mind, because she knows the real story.”

He went on to say he was at Tati’s surprise party and saw a guy called Sam who he was interested in. They had some payful flirtation between them and the next day Sam ‘slid into his DMs’ telling James he was bisexual.

Sam came to James’ hotel room the next night and they ‘made out’ for about an hour before Sam left.

“Point being everything that happened in the hotel room was 100 per cent consensual and this is confirmed by the only two parties that were actually there, being myself and Sam,” James said.

He then went on to call out fellow YouTuber Jeffree Starr, for sending him texts saying he was going to expose him for ‘trapping’ a boy in his hotel room.

Starr later took to Twitter to say:

“I have so much to say and some really sad, disgusting things to show you guys. James Charles tried to mass manipulate you all today. When I show you the proof and WHY I tweeted that tweet about him, you will all finally understand.”

The saga continues

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