James Charles speaks out after Tati Westbrook exposes Shane Dawson - Dexerto

James Charles speaks out after Tati Westbrook exposes Shane Dawson

Published: 7/Jul/2020 23:39

by Virginia Glaze


Makeup mogul James Charles has finally addressed Tati Westbrook’s viral “Breaking my Silence” video, which accused YouTubers Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star of orchestrating the scandal that attempted to cancel him in 2019.

James Charles made headlines in May of last year, after Westbrook published a video titled “Bye Sister,” claiming that Charles had used his fame to manipulate the sexuality of straight male fans, among other accusations.

While Charles later debunked her claims in a video of his own (and subsequently gained back the hundreds of thousands of subscribers he’d lost), the drama was far from over, with Westbrook alleging she’d been “gaslit” into making her video nearly a year later.

In a June 2020 upload, Tati claimed that she’d been fed rumors regarding Charles’ character, and was encouraged to make her viral exposé against her protégée to unseat him in preparation for Dawson and Star’s “Conspiracy” palette launch in the fall.

Alongside accusations of potential sexual misconduct against Charles (as told by Tati in her video), fans are more anxious than ever to hear his side of the story — but they might be disappointed in what he has (or doesn’t) have to say.

Paparazzi caught up with Charles two weeks after Tati’s “Breaking my silence” video released, making sure to ask the YouTuber about his stance on the topic.

Unfortunately, Charles made a point of refusing to speak on the matter, declining the cameraman’s questions on two occasions.

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YouTubers Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star are coming under fire for their alleged involvement in the 2019 scandal against James Charles.

“I don’t want to talk about anything in relation to [Shane Dawson],” Charles answered.

However, he did give his two cents on so-called “cancel culture” surrounding Dawson, saying: “I think it should always be looked at on a case-by-case basis, and make sure that people are changing actively. That’s kind of what I’ve always believed in.”

“I don’t really want to address anything regarding the drama,” he continued.

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While Charles could be attempting to rise above the entire situation, he may very well be choosing to stay silent due to legal matters, with Westbrook admitting to fans that her legal team is involved in her allegations against Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson.

With Charles and Westbrook both following each other back on social media, it’s safe to say that these influencers are back on good terms — but Charles’ real thoughts regarding the scandal are still up in the air.


Addison Rae blasts Ava Louise for publicly flirting with Bryce Hall

Published: 17/Jan/2021 22:22

by Charlotte Colombo


After TikTok star Ava Louise appeared to publicly shoot her shot with Bryce Hall over on Instagram, his girlfriend Addison Rae made sure to mark her territory with some loved-up snaps.

TikToker Ava Louise has been making waves on social media today after a series of bizarre posts, with several of them appearing to be aimed at Sway House member and fellow TikTok star Bryce Hall.

Being sure to tag Bryce Hall, Ava Louise appeared to share a series of sexually explicit messages directed towards the influencer, telling Hall that she “wanted to have sex” with him, “didn’t care” that he had a girlfriend and even hinting that she DM’d him explicit material from her OnlyFans account.

It appears that Addison Rae got wind of the flirty posts, and while she didn’t comment on the situation directly, she jokingly posted a photo of herself hugging a grinning Hall while she pouted. Seemingly making sure Ava knew where Hall stood, she captioned the photo as “mine.” As well as commenting on Rae’s photo affirming that she’s his “baby forever”, Hall posted a photo of the two of his own around the same time.


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However, even this didn’t seem to deter Ava, as she commented on Rae’s post offering to “share” Hall, remarking that she thinks Addison is “hot” too.

With drama page TikTok Room updating fans on the situation, it didn’t take long for celebrity columnist Perez Hilton to weigh in on the situation, as he suggested that Ava Louise was “a better fit” for Hall than Rae was.

This in turn attracted the attention of Bryce Hall’s mom, Leah Hall, who was quick to call out Hilton for his comment by asking him: “Why would you say that?”.

Given the bizarre nature of the messages Ava was sharing, fans began to suspect that her Instagram account had been hacked. As well as posting about Bryce Hall, the account also referred to other TikTok stars like Tony Lopez and Dixie D’Amelio.

As well as joking that Tony Lopez had “blocked her because she was over the age of consent,” Ava also appeared to proposition Dixie D’Amelio. Tagging D’Amelio in her Instagram story, Ava said that she knew Dixie “played for the other team” and made an explicit proposition to her.

While Ava appeared to rebuke claims that she had been hacked – saying in an Instagram comment that she was “not hacked, just h***y” – fans remain unconvinced.