YouTuber James Charles hit back at the drama surrounding himself and beauty guru Tati Westbrook in a 40-minute-long video, which saw a major shift in public opinion – including an apology from singer Zara Larsson.
Fans weren’t the only ones changing their minds about the matter, either; Swedish singer Zara Larsson likewise issued an apology to Charles in a series of photos, after she claimed that he had flirtatiously messaged her boyfriend.
“I always try my best to learn and apologize if I’m wrong,” Larsson wrote. “I’m sorry James Charles for getting involved before I actually knew the truth, and for the anxiety you must have felt about everything.”
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Larsson likewise posted a series of now-deleted images to her Instagram story on May 18, where she admitted that she “never expected” her post toward Charles to “blow up the way it did.”
“I feel extra bad considering the fact that I later on corrected myself and took down my Tweet after my boyfriend talked to me and showed me the DM,” she wrote. “But obviously, since everybody loves some drama, no one really cared about me explaining how it all went down.”
Charles has since accepted Larsson’s latest olive branch, calling her an “angel” in response to her May 19 Tweet.
thank you for apologizing angel, it's alright :revolving_hearts: all love from me!
— James Charles (@jamescharles) May 19, 2019
“Thank you for apologizing angel, it’s alright,” Charles replied. “All love from me!”
While Larsson and Charles have since made their peace, fans continue to flock back to Charles’ YouTube channel, nearly bumping him back up to his previous 15 million subscribers in just a day’s time.
Tati Wesbrook’s channel has since suffered due to Charles’ claims, and she has announced that she is taking a “digital break” to wind down from the drama – while makeup artist Jeffree Star claims to have “receipts” to expose Charles’ alleged “manipulation.”
Even YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and FaZe co-owner Ricky Banks have spoken out on the matter, with both parties speculating that Tati used her drama with Charles as an advertisement for her vitamin brand ‘Halo Beauty.’
While the drama continues to unfold, fans and critics alike await further developments – and the release of Star’s alleged “receipts.”