While Charles stated that he is taking a YouTube hiatus after addressing Tati’s claims in full, he continues to post via his other social media accounts, documenting his experience at the launch party of Kylie Jenner’s new skincare line on his Instagram story.
Between his photos with major celebrities and other influencers, Charles uploaded a video with social media stars Nikita Dragun and Gabriel Zamora - another YouTuber who Tati took issue with in her account against James.
In the video, James, Nikita, and Gabriel walk down a hallway holding hands to the tune of rapper Iggy Azalia’s latest song, ‘Started,’ after which they turn to look at the camera in unison.
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This video seems to be a pointed response to Tati’s claims, considering that the lyrics rapped in the video are as follows:
“You started to say sorry, but fuck that shit/ You started out hating, but you love my drip.”
While Charles has yet to address the clip, taken from Nikita Dragun’s own Instagram story, the YouTuber has claimed that he is recovering from the drama by doing things that make him happy, such as “playing with makeup and being social.”
I said I wouldn’t be filming for a bit and would pop in on my other socials, point being to focus on living rather than forcing content. Healing for me consists of doing things that make me happy, such as playing with makeup & being social, instead of laying in bed all day.
— James Charles (@jamescharles) May 22, 2019
Charles isn’t the only one taking a breather from the internet, either; Tati herself went on a “digital break” following the release of Charles’ “No More Lies” video, claiming that she will not be making “any further public comments” on her issues with James.
— Tati Westbrook (@GlamLifeGuru) May 19, 2019
Makeup mogul Jeffree Star likewise took a step back from the debacle, after deleting several Tweets - one of which claimed to have “receipts” that would expose James for “manipulating” his audience.
“I don’t want to play the games anymore,” Star said in response to the issue. “...I am not going to fuel this fire bigger so everyone can get more entertainment. Because, behind the scenes, this isn’t funny. These are our real lives.”
Charles has since seen a massive upswing in subscribers, even jumping back to his previous 15 million subscriber milestone just days after uploading his final response to Tati’s allegations.