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James Charles vs Tati Westbrook live YouTube subscriber count tracker

Published: 13/May/2019 8:44 Updated: 18/May/2019 19:23

by Connor Bennett

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The drama between James Charles and Tati Westbrook has sent shockwaves throughout the YouTube community, with subscribers leaving Charles’ channel in their droves and moving on to Tati’s – but now, the tables have turned in a big way.

James Charles subscribers immediately began leaving the channel on May 10 after the release of Tati’s Bye Sister video – where the fashion and beauty guru took 40 minutes to break down her relationship with Charles and called a close on their friendship after days of tension between the two.

The upload, which went viral almost instantly, has become the biggest talking point on the platform and swept into mainstream news after Charles lost a record-breaking number of subscribers.

YouTube: James CharlesJames Charles made a heartfelt apology to Tati but that hasn’t stopped his YouTube subs turning their back on him.

James Charles and Tati Westbrook: Live sub counts and gap

It didn’t take James long to respond to the drama though, after his channel lost 538,883 subs on May 10, although his apology video has quickly become one of the most disliked videos on YouTube ever. That number has since been eclipsed, twice, with the channel losing 1,261,460 subscribers on May 11 and a further 772,373 on May 12.

In a similar fashion to the PewDiePie and T-Series war for YouTube supremacy, onlookers have quickly started following the record-breaking losses with their own live trackers. FlareTV, a channel operated by two Canadian teens, followed the PewDiePie and T-Series battle to the bitter end and has now switched focus to the fashion and beauty YouTubers.

At the height of their feud, Charles approached nearly three million subscribers lost – dwindling down from 16,014,696, and dipping below 13.5 million. At the same time, Tati saw a huge upswing in her own channel, skyrocketing from 6,382,321 to over 10 million subscribers in less than a week.

However, Charles uploaded a video on May 18 that completely changed up the narrative, exposing Tati for multiple “lies” in her story with screenshots of text messages as evidence.

Since then, Charles’ “No More Lies” video has given him a major leg up in his beef with Tati – as well as Jeffree Star, who cut ties with Charles’ clothing line and unfollowed him on social media after Tweeting about the situation in favor of Tati.

Tati Westbrook, YouTubeThe long-standing friendship between Tati and James Charles has seemingly come to an end, as the two beauty YouTubers feud continues to escalate across social media.

Will James Charles regain his subscribers?

The ‘race’ between two fashion and beauty YouTubers may not be as gripping as the war waged by PewDiePie and T-Series, or even have the same sort of fan support that impacts the changes, but being able to track such a huge loss because of one video is truly astonishing – as well as Charles’ subsequent comeback.

Charles has since seen a major upswing in subscribers after uploading his second response video, with fans sounding out in favor of the once-disgraced beauty guru over Tati.

Tati is losing her quickly-gained subscriber base fast, dropping from over 10,675,000 subs to 10,668,000 subs just an hour after Charles’ video went live – a major development, considering the YouTuber gained over five million subs in response to the drama. In comparison, Charles himself has seen an increase in subscribers, gaining subs by the hundreds as his latest video gains traction across the web, which could see him restored to his 15 million subscribers.

Since the original upload of Tati’s video, a number of high profile stars have come out and criticized the beauty mogul, including Jeffree Star who labeled Charles a “danger to society” in a tweet posted on May 14. Singer Zara Larsson also called out the YouTuber, stating that he had messaged her boyfriend.

Star has likewise seen a drop in subscribers following the release of Charles’ video, coming out with a statement after the fact that read, “there are always two sides to every story.”

While Tati appeared to have the definite upper hand, fans’ opinions are quickly shifting in favor of Charles – but with this story still developing, there’s no telling how matters will turn out, in the end.

This article was last updated on Wednesday, May 18 at 11:50 AM PST.

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Week’s biggest drama: AOC streams Among Us, PewDiePie shadowban bug, more

Published: 24/Oct/2020 0:59 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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This week has been a wild ride in all respects: From none other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing Among Us with top streamers on Twitch to PewDiePie’s YouTube channel getting temporarily shadowbanned, there’s no shortage of things to talk about when it comes to internet drama, and we’ve got all the details you need to stay updated on the tea.

So… what’s brewing?

AOC plays Among Us with Pokimane, Hasan & more

AOC playing Among Us on Twitch
Twitch / InnerSloth / Instragram: AOC
AOC had a massive start on her first-ever Twitch stream, where she played Among Us with such stars as Pokimane, Hasan Parker and Dr Lupo.

Who’s involved? United States representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — commonly referred to as AOC — took to Twitter on October 19 to announce her very first Twitch stream. As for the game she wanted to play? Viral multiplayer title ‘Among Us,’ for which she got a ton of offers from super-popular streamers to play with her.

What’s the tea? Well, it’s not so much tea as it is a record-breaking broadcast, as AOC’s stream managed to rake in 4.6 million views in the eight hours after it ended. Featuring such names as Pokimane, Hasan Piker and DrLupo, it stands to reason that such a star-studded affair was a huge event for the platform, and viewers flocked to give it a watch as soon as possible.

Although the entire affair boasted a wealth of hilarious moments, her broadcast served as a reminder to ‘Get Out the Vote,’ encouraging US viewers to exercise their rights as citizens in the upcoming presidential election — managing to score 439,000 viewers while she was live.

Read the whole story here.

Bryce Hall fight video of restaurant vape scuffle goes viral

Bryce Hall speaks to the camera wearing an orange hoodie and black baseball cap.
YouTube: Bryce Hall
Bryce Hall was caught in a viral scuffle at a restaurant, which apparently came about after the manager asked Hall to put away his vape.

Who’s involved? Bryce Hall is a TikTok star and YouTuber, who has lately found himself at the center of several controversies, including a scuffle he got into at a Los Angeles restaurant.

What’s the tea? Footage from the altercation went viral across the net, showing Hall and his friends getting physical with restaurant staff. According to initial reports from TMZ, Hall had been asked to put away his vape pen and was later encouraged to leave, which resulted in the ensuing fight.

However, Hall later claimed that the restaurant manager had put hands on him first, after he’d unsuccessfully asked for his credit card back “10 times.” Things escalated when a friend tried to break up the situation, leading to the fight seen in the video.

This fight comes after an earlier scuffle Hall was involved in with a bystander at another Los Angeles-based restaurant a few weeks prior, which luckily ended in hugs all around.

Read the whole story here.

PewDiePie’s YouTube channel shadowbanned by bug

pewdiepie looking shocked
YouTube: PewDiePie
Fans noticed PewDiePie’s channel wasn’t showing up when searched for on YouTube, leading to speculation that he had been shadowbanned.

Who’s involved? PewDiePie is the undisputed “king of YouTube,” boasting the most-subscribed channel of any single independent creator on the platform.

What’s the tea? Despite being a massive presence on the website — on which he recently signed to exclusively stream — his channel failed to show up via YouTube’s search function on October 22, with fans noticing that his latest video only received 45k views hours after going live — a major dip for someone with so many dedicated viewers.

YouTube search results for PewDiePie's channel.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTuber’s channel appeared to not be showing up in searches.

PewDiePie was quick to address the issue in a Community post, writing: “Yo, for some reason my videos aren’t showing up in sub box since yesterday so posting here.”

PewDiePie updates fans on his shadowban situation via a Community post.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish star stated that his channel has not been working properly since October 21.

YouTube also made an official statement on the matter claiming that they were looking into the situation, which was later revealed to be a glitch in the system. Thankfully, PewDiePie’s channel is back up and running as usual, going to show that no one is above the platform’s idiosyncrasies.

Read the whole story here.

Dixie D’Amelio’s hair falls out after getting extensions from TikTok stylist

A before and after photo of Dixie with extensions.
Instagram: @hairby_chrissy
Dixie D’Amelio complained that her hair was falling out after receiving extensions from TikTok stylist ‘Hair by Chrissy.’

Who’s involved? Dixie D’Amelio, older sister to Charli D’Amelio, is a hugely popular TikTok star and singer, who has recently complained about some serious hair problems.

What’s the tea? During an October 15 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast with sister Charli, Dixie revealed that her hair is falling out, after receiving extensions from popular TikTok hair stylist ‘Hair by Chrissy.’ Although she made sure not to name the stylist in question, the salon posted before and after photos from Dixie’s appointment, leading many fans to connect the dots in short time.

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“I don’t know if my hair is falling out, but I think it’s falling out from them,” she admitted. “So I’m like, kinda scared. I’m losing hair, but it’s connected to the extension… there’s like white pieces all at the end of each piece of hair.”

Needless to say, Hair by Chrissy has come under intense scrutiny from critics, with the salon having also faced backlash for alleged discriminatory practices and a flagrant disobedience of health and safety protocols in wake of the current health crisis.

Read the whole story here.

Joe Rogan cancels Kanye West podcast episode

Joe Rogan Kanye West Interview cancelled
Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan has had to cancel his upcoming podcast episode with Kanye West.

Who’s involved? Joe Rogan, famous for his ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast, has recently canceled an entire week’s worth of episodes — one of which was set to feature rapper Kanye West.

What’s the tea? Rogan explained the situation in an Instagram video on October 19, revealing that producer Jamie Vernon had tested positive.

“So, we cancelled all the shows,” Joe stated. “We’re happy he has a mild case, but we cancelled all the shows. I’m keeping away from everybody and testing myself and the staff everyday until we’re in the clear, there’s nothing we can do. I won’t know when we’ll do them [podcasts] again until we get a clear from the doctor. I think it’s ten days and three negative test results in a row.”

However, it looks like fans are getting their fix anyway, as Rogan announced that the podcast with Kanye West is airing, after all. The episode is set for October 24 a 12 PM Central Daylight Time.

Read the whole story here.


There’s no denying that a lot has gone down in the past six days. What do you think of Bryce Hall’s latest fight at a restaurant? Do you believe his side of the story, or the manager’s? How do you feel about politicians taking to Twitch to encourage citizens to vote? Do you think Hair by Chrissy should be receiving all the backlash after Dixie’s hair troubles? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!

Stay tuned to Dexerto for another round of What’s Brewing next week!