​James Charles Has Gained 766k Subscribers In 24 Hours After His Response To Drama

It was just a week ago that YouTuber James Charles saw his subscriber count drastically decline, following allegations made by former mentor Tati Westbrook.

In fact, the fall in numbers was so substantial that he lost more than 2.6 million subscribers over the course of just a few days.

But now it seems he's managed to regain the confidence of the internet, having acquired another 766,000 followers (and counting) - currently sitting at just over 14 million, compared to the 16.5 million he had before the scandal kicked off.

Beauty vlogger James Charles. Credit: PA
Beauty vlogger James Charles. Credit: PA

While Charles has remained fairly tight-lipped in the wake of Westbrook's comments - in which she accused him of predatory actions and dodgy promotional deals - he did release an apology to Tati and James Westbrook.

But now he has released a full 42-minute video entitled 'No More Lies', breaking down the various accusations and telling viewers the scandal has been 'the darkest time I've ever had to go through' and that there had been 'a lot of misinformation going around'.

"It is very important to me that this video has all the information, all the facts, all the receipts, and is current and present because I will not be addressing it again," Charles explained.

Regarding Westbrook's allegations that he had 'manipulated' someone's sexuality, Charles continued: "I am a 19-year-old virgin... I really don't get a lot of action."

He added: "I have never and would never and will never use my fame, money, or power to manipulate or get any sexual actions from a guy. That is disgusting."

Charles also said he had tried to reach out to Westbrook regarding the drama. Credit: YouTube/James Charles
Charles also said he had tried to reach out to Westbrook regarding the drama. Credit: YouTube/James Charles

Charles even went as far to thank Westbrook and another YouTuber, Jeffree Star, for "taking some of the responsibility for blowing this whole thing up and for starting everything."

The upload also included phone numbers of sexual assault and suicide helplines in the description.

A series of later tweets read: "I made my video today NOT to start a war, but to take responsibility for my actions and clear my name.

"There ARE two sides to every story, & now you've heard both. I'm sure more will be said, but I'm moving on. You can form your opinions, but PLEASE do not send any hate to anyone.

James Charles. Credit: PA
James Charles. Credit: PA

"I'm literally begging all of you. The internet has seen enough negativity in the last few weeks. Text your friends and tell them you love them. Give someone a compliment (but don't be too forward)!

"Appreciate what you have and those around you. Love you all."

Westbrook had alleged that the 19-year-old beauty vlogger had used his fame, power and money to 'play with people's emotions'.

Westbrook was Charles' mentor. Credit: YouTube
Westbrook was Charles' mentor. Credit: YouTube

"You tried to trick a straight man into thinking that he's gay yet again, and somehow you're the victim," she said in a video.

"You know it's really disgusting to manipulate someone's sexuality."

Westbrook had also previously accused Charles of being disloyal after he promoted a rival hair product to hers.

In relation to Charles' most recent upload, Westbrook has responded by saying the video is 'littered' with 'lies and half truths'.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/James Charles

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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