James Charles reveals what he really wanted to say in response to Tati Westbrook drama - Dexerto

James Charles reveals what he really wanted to say in response to Tati Westbrook drama

Published: 10/Sep/2019 19:41 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 19:47

by Virginia Glaze


Makeup mogul James Charles made international headlines in early May, after fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook “exposed” him for allegedly using his fame to manipulate men’s sexualities – and while he has since bounced back from the scandal, the drama still follows him to this day.

Charles spoke out on the incident during a joint video with YouTuber Joey Graceffa on September 8, where admitted that he’d wanted to discuss suicide and depression in his response to the issue.

However, the beauty guru refrained from doing so, explaining that he wanted to avoid appearing to ask for sympathy in light of Tati’s serious allegations by speaking on the toll that the widespread hate was taking on his own mental health.

James Charles is one of YouTube’s top beauty influencers – but he wasn’t always popular with the masses, following major drama with fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook in May 2019.

“So many kids feel suicidal and deal with depression and feel anxiety,” Charles said of the issue. “And that’s something I wanted to talk about so badly, but I knew when I addressed everything and started to get back… I had to just say the facts… because if I brought any of that up, it would make it look like I was wanting sympathy.”

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The drama between Westbrook and Charles set YouTube’s beauty community on fire, with Charles losing millions of subscribers due to the debacle – an issue that even YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg commented on, doubting that he would ever be able to “come back” from the scandal.

Despite names like Jeffree Star labeling Charles a “danger to society,” the YouTuber has managed to regain his 16 million subscribers in wake of the blowup, after releasing his video response to Tati’s claims that debunked nearly all of her allegations.

Since then, Charles has reclaim his status as one of YouTube’s most popular beauty gurus – but he knows the dangers of social media stardom firsthand, likewise commenting on the “bandwagon hate” that permeates online communities.

“People will never be satisfied,” he continued. “There will always be people, no matter what, who have the mentality that like watching drama and like watching fights, who will never ever be able to have their minds changed.”

Joey Graceffa, YouTubeJames Charles revealed what he had to leave out of his response video to his feud with Tati Westbrook.

Between his feud with Tati, dealing with widespread Twitter hacks, and even having his eyeshadow palette allegedly copied by another brand, Charles has seen his fair share of drama – but it doesn’t look like these hurdles are stopping his success anytime soon.


Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam


Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.


There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.


This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.


Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.


This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.


Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.