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James Charles reveals effect cancel culture had on him during Tati beef

Published: 28/Nov/2019 16:03

by Jacob Hale


In a revealing interview conducted in November 2019, YouTuber James Charles has opened up about being labeled a “predator” amid his drama with fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook.

Drama between the two make-up and beauty YouTubers started to unfurl in April 2019, when Charles made an Instagram story promoting a rival product to Tati’s supplement brand. Tati expressed her disappointment and hurt, forcing Charles to write out an explanation and apology shortly after.

Then it escalated, and in May 2019 Tati Westbrook released a 40-minute video – now private on Tati’s channel – explaining the entire ordeal and then accusing Charles of coercing straight men into doing sexual acts with him.

YouTube: TatiWestbrook and Charles were best friends prior to their fallout in April 2019.

Naturally, this led to a lot of speculation on the internet and accusations being made of Charles, being labeled a “predator” by his detractors – and how he’s opened up about it.

In an interview with Paper Magazine, Charles said:

“The reality is that the ‘hook-up’ that was being discussed was completely consensual. It was with a boy who told me that he was bisexual and later on told the world he was bisexual. Therefore there’s nothing wrong with that.”

Speaking on cancel culture and the hate he faced following the drama, he said: “There’s no other word to describe it other than just toxic. It’s so toxic. It’s behavior that should not be tolerated. And it’s so easy to forget that when you’re tweeting these people, there’s a real person behind the other screen that’s looking at that. … It could truly push someone over the edge.”

What is most concerning is Charles saying how this could “truly push someone over the edge.”

Though it’s not quite clear what exactly he meant by this, he later said that he was “so grateful to be surrounded by close friends and family that were checking on me all day long, every single day, in the middle of the night, every 10 minutes to make sure I didn’t do something that I could never take back.”

The implications of the effect the hate, drama and cancel culture had on James are concerning, and everyone involved is lucky he never did something he “could never take back.”

It appears that, despite the immediate aftermath of the issues between James Charles and Tati Westbrook, Charles is starting to return to a better place but admits that he still doesn’t feel “back to normal.”

Speaking of the future, Charles says he wants to move into bigger productions and explore singing and tour opportunities, believing his fans will follow him regardless of what he does next.


Dr Disrespect’s iconic intro mocked by Twitch streamers’ hilarious skit

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam


A couple of Twitch streamers decided to mock Dr Disrespect’s intro with a hilarious skit that poked fun at his over-the-top persona.

Legendary entertainer Dr Disrespect has some of the most outrageous production for any stream in existence. With a long, drawn-out intro accompanied by a highlight reel, the opening seems longer than some Hollywood films.

Normally after the opening sequence, the Two-Time begins his stream by “driving” to The Arena to go play Call of Duty, Apex Legends, or whatever else happens to be on the docket.

This driving sequence ultimately made for good content, and the Twitch duo known as Maximum Underdrive decided to copy it for their own opening.

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Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect has taken over YouTube since being banned on Twitch.

To kick off their broadcast, one of the duo, known as Clyde, was driving in a red Lamborghini with a stylish purple hazed cityscape in the background.

“Ladies and gentlemen tonight, we are gonna dominate,” he began in a soft-spoken manner similar to that of how Doc begins his broadcasts. “Dominate the competition. They say that the competition is fierce, but we have something they don’t, have. We have velocity, inertia, and savagery.”

This was obviously a reference to Dr Disrespect’s “violence, speed, and momentum.”

“Tonight when I set foot inside that stadium, tonight, ladies and gentlemen, they will all know the name is…” he continued before being cut off by his coworker.

“Clyde? What the hell are you doing?” the coworker asked as the camera cut back to reveal a green screen. “I’ve been looking for you all day, dude. We’ve got sh*t to do. Where did you find this Lambo?”

Eventually, the scene faded to black and the Maximum Underdrive segment began normally with a big dropship.

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The opening was shot on a green screen in front of a green screen.

For their part, it does seem like the Maximum Underdrive stream does have some decent production of their own, which is nice to see, especially with Doc no longer on Twitch.

So far, it doesn’t seem like the two-time has seen the clip, but it will be interesting to see what he thinks of the parody if he ever decides to give it a watch.