James Charles seemingly throws shade at Tati during Kylie Jenner party - Dexerto

James Charles seemingly throws shade at Tati during Kylie Jenner party

Published: 23/May/2019 1:00 Updated: 23/May/2019 1:02

by Virginia Glaze


Beauty YouTuber James Charles has made the comeback of a lifetime, following damaging allegations from Tati Westbrook – but he seems to have one more message in response to the drama.

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.

James Charles, InstagramJames Charles attended the launch party for Kylie Jenner’s new skincare line – and possibly threw some major shade at Tati Westbrook, in the process.

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.

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.”

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.

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.


TikTok Star Zoe Laverne admits she “caught feelings” for underage fan

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:10

by Alice Hearing


TikToker Zoe Laverne has spoken out after facing a huge backlash from multiple leaked videos showing her allegedly kissing an underage fan.

Earlier this week a video surfaced online showing 19-year-old Zoe and a 13-year-old called Connor exchanging a kiss, confirming previous accusations from ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt.

In the days before, leaked Instagram messages showed that Cody and Amber raised concerns over “very intense” interactions with Connor. Zoe had previously denied allegations of a relationship with an underage influencer.

Despite leaving Instagram in September following a lip-syncing controversy, Zoe appears to have created, and now runs, a fandom Instagram account called “zlpfandom2.0.” Shortly after the videos leaked, she explained via the account that she would be taking a break from social media, but did not address the issue.

TikTok star Zoe Laverne
Instagram: Zoe Laverne
Zoe explained that she and Connor have separated

Her mom, however, did come online to share her thoughts and defended Zoe’s relationship with Connor, saying “Anybody can reach over and kiss somebody. They’re best friends.”

On October 28, Zoe finally addressed the videos on the fandom Instagram account.  She wrote, “I would like to say I am aware of what was leaked.. but Connor was not raped, etc. Connor and I kissed yes.. never had a relationship but we did catch feelings for each other after being so close. These videos were from months ago and we both realized it was wrong and we both cut it off.”


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She explained that she understood the ramifications of her actions, adding, “before anything was leaked I did tell his mom we kissed. She wasn’t happy obviously but she understood that we are both teenagers and that feelings can be caught.

“I am aware that I am an adult and I am aware that I have done something wrong and I am very sorry for what I have done. Connor and I will [livestream] together as soon as this all calms down and explain ourselves.”

She also confirmed that the situation has been settled and the two have separated. “Connor and I have had no communication for 3 days now. We are still friends but we think it’s best to stop talking and work on each other’s mental health and spend time with our families”

Despite the very serious controversy, Zoe’s TikTok account continues to grow above 17 million followers.