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Logan Paul backs James Charles amid Tati drama and accusations of sexual harassment

Published: 15/May/2019 21:01 Updated: 15/May/2019 21:08

by Virginia Glaze

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James Charles, once YouTube’s most popular makeup guru, is now falling from his pedestal, thanks to drama with fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook – but not everyone is rooting for his downfall.

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul weighed in on the debacle during an episode of his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast on May 15, where he urged onlookers to examine claims of Charles being a “sexual predator” for allegedly pursuing straight men.

“Really think about what you’re saying, and really think about what a true ‘sexual predator’ is,” Paul urged. “The kid is 19. Cut him some slack, please.”

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Paul likewise called the drama between Charles and Westbrook “petty,” arguing that the “crime does not fit the punishment” in regards to Charles’ massive 3 million subscriber drop due to fan outrage over the issue.

YouTube’s beauty community imploded after Westbrook uploaded an emotional video to her Instagram story in early May, where she appeared to react to Charles’ promotion of SugarBearHair, a rival company to her own Halo vitamin brand.

Tati Westbrook, InstagramTati Westbrook uploaded a 43 minute long video exposing James Charles, after the 19-year-old beauty guru posted an advertisement for her rival company, SugarBearHair.
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Westbrook followed up her video with a 43 minute-long spiel exposing Charles for less than savory behavior, claiming that he had spread rumors about her in an attempt to ruin her image, and even accused him of using his fame to “manipulate someone’s sexuality.”

“You are using your fame, your power, your money to play with people’s emotions,” Tati alleged. “You’re threatening to ruin them. You’re threatening to embarrass them. And you’re doing that to have them behave sexually in your favor, even if you’re straight. And you know what, that’s not okay.”

Charles later uploaded an eight-minute apology video to YouTube, where he apologized to both Tati and her husband for “everything that is going on, everything I have put you through for the past few weeks.”

Charles’ apology video has since become one of the most-disliked uploads on the platform, sitting at number nine in the rankings with over 2.81 million dislikes.

The debacle even saw a massive subscriber loss for the beauty guru, who has since dropped millions of subscribers due to the drama – while Tati continues to see a regular influx of new fans.

Since then, other major YouTubers like Jeffree Star and even singer Zara Larsson have come out in solidarity with Tati, with Larsson alleging that Charles had flirtatiously messaged her husband knowing that he was straight.

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Dixie D’Amelio deletes teaser for song with Wiz Khalifa after criticism

Published: 2/Dec/2020 21:57 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and singer Dixie D’Amelio has deleted the teaser for her upcoming song with rapper Wiz Khalifa after receiving overwhelming negative criticism from viewers. Her mother has also released a lengthy statement on the matter.

Dixie D’Amelio is a household name in the social media age; the older sister to Charli D’Amelio (TikTok’s most-followed creator), Dixie has carved her own path, most notably releasing her own original songs with such features as Lil Mosey and, most recently, Wiz Khalifa.

However, it doesn’t seem that online critics are too pleased with her music, as seen by the oodles of negative comments on the teaser for her upcoming song with Khalifa, which she initially posted to TikTok.

Many commenters brutally roasted the TikTok star’s lyrics and singing ability, with one writing, “Does she really think she’s a singer now?”

“God help you and your lyrics,” another wrote.

Dixie has since removed the teaser in wake of the criticism, taking to Twitter to vent about her frustration regarding the overwhelming negativity.

“I’m just trying to have fun,” Dixie wrote. “I love music and photoshoots. But I’m losing passion for everything now.”

“I literally can’t be excited about ANYTHING,” she continued.

Dixie’s mother, Heidi D’Amelio, has also spoken out on the issue in a lengthy Instagram stories post.

“To those sh***ing on people who are doing things they love and are getting attention for it — you should find something you love and go do it!” she said. “To anyone who takes the time to type hate towards someone who is having fun and doing what they love, please know you are a classic case of a weak person who is truly pathetic.”

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Heidi D’Amelio called out Dixie’s critics in a lengthy Instagram Stories post.

It doesn’t look like Dixie’s nor her mother’s response to the issue is getting any sympathy from critics, though, who continue to levy negativity against the TikTok family royalty for their attitude toward the situation.

“When you’re rich yeah, it’s easy to get those ‘million of chances to do things they love,’” one critic replied.

“Anything you put on the Internet is going to get hate no matter what you do,” another chimed in. “She’s just going to have to get over that and keep her posts up and move forward.”

What’s your take on the situation? Do you think the hate toward Dixie’s creative pursuits is becoming too overwhelming? Or do you think Dixie’s mom has a point about the constant trolling? Let us know on Twitter at @DexertoTrending!