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Tati Westbrook exposes “poisonous lies” from Shane Dawson & Jeffree Star

Published: 30/Jun/2020 19:01 Updated: 30/Jun/2020 19:16

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and beauty guru Tati Westbrook has come out with another video exposing the drama behind the apocalyptic scandal that surrounded James Charles in May 2019 due to her viral “Bye Sister” upload.

James Charles became the subject of internet vitriol last summer, after Westbrook’s video accused the then 19-year-old influencer of using his fame to manipulate the sexuality of straight men, among other accusations.

While other top entertainers like Jeffree Star came out with claims that Charles was a “danger to society,” the scandal seemed to end after Charles came forward with his own version of events shortly thereafter, seemingly debunking all of Westbrook’s claims.

A year later, social media circles have imploded with allegations against both Star and YouTuber Shane Dawson, with many accusing the two of orchestrating the entire fiasco surrounding Charles, as told per texts and voice messages to other influencers.

Now, Tati has released another bombshell video addressing the year-old topic, claiming that she was “gaslit” into releasing her “Bye Sister” exposé by both Star and Dawson.

“The information they were giving me was terrifying,” she said through tears. “I thought your career and freedom were in jeopardy. I was trying to get you to put your phone down and seek help, because I was told there were a lot of victims that were going to come forward to destroy you.”

Jeffree Star deleted Tweet
Jeffree Star, Twitter
Star’s now-deleted Tweet has become a viral topic regarding his allegations against James Charles.

Westbrook went on to state her concerns over the possibility of Star having “blackmail material” on various influencers, fearing that he is “capable of destroying the entire community” and warning the YouTube beauty scene against “canceling” anyone he might expose after her video was released.

She continued by stating that Star began to slander Charles “more than usual” in 2019, with the topic being “all he wanted to talk about.” Shane purportedly reached out to Tati shortly thereafter with similar allegations against the young influencer.

“Shane said that James Charles was a monster, and that James Charles was hurting minors,” Tati claimed. “Shane said he was planning to interview victims for the docuseries. He told me that something needed to be done to stop him from hurting more people.”

Westbrook likewise theorized that Shane and Star had wanted Charles “out of the way” for the November launch of their collaborative “Conspiracy” makeup line, and were taking measures to sideline the young makeup mogul out of jealousy.

(Tati’s testimony begins at 6:54)

Dawson has since reacted to Tati’s video, calling her allegations “a f**king lie,” and popping off on the subject in an Instagram Live stream.

“You are so manipulative!” Dawson shouted as Tati’s video played in the background. “You are fake crying!”

 

While James Charles and Jeffree Star have yet to speak out about the video at the time of writing, Tati also claimed that Charles had asked to be present during filming, but she had declined due to wanting to publicly apologize to him.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for more on this breaking story.

Entertainment

Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.