Tati Westbrook Says Jeffree Star & Shane Dawson ‘’Manipulated’’ Her
Tati Westbrook is apologizing for her part in “Dramageddon 2.0,” her vicious feud with fellow beauty YouTuber James Charles in 2019.
Tati, 37, released an explosive new video on June 30, in which she tearfully claimed that she was “used, coerced, and manipulated” by famous YouTubers Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star into making the infamous “Bye Sister” video. During their feud, Tati would later accuse James of being a “danger to society.”
I’m really sorry James. And I’ve said that privately, but I want you to hear it publicly
”I’m really sorry James. And I’ve said that privately, but I want you to hear it publicly,” Tati said in her new video, titled BREAKING MY SILENCE. Tati claims that in December 2019, she shared “inappropriate” texts and DMs from James with Shane. That same year, Jeffree apparently “started talking a lot more crap about James Charles than usual.” Shane and Jeffree allegedly pushed her into uploading the “Bye Sister” video. Tati said she had “concerns” about James’ behavior, and they were elevated after she “talked to Shane Dawson.”
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So blessed to have this amazing soul in my life ❤️ @jamescharles Thank you for helping me feel so beautiful on such an important day … your talent is out of this world, but you as a person are even more impressive & special. I'm keeping you close as a friend forever. Love you so much Sister 😘😘😘 Photo Credit: @kaua_wedding_photography
“I did not lie in that video,” Tati said, through tears. “I never said James Charles was a ‘danger to society.’ My video was not made with any malice. I did not publicly air any of the horrific accusations that were being made behind the scenes.” She went on to say that she can usually “spot manipulation and deceit from a mile away,” but her “guard was down.”
James, I am so sorry that I allowed myself to be poisoned and weaponized against you. I’m sorry that I bought into any of their lies
The Halo Beauty Brand head was upset at the time that James had done a sponsorship for Sugar Bear Hair Care, one of her competitors. While dealing with that perceived betrayal, Tati said she let “others” manipulate and “gaslight” her into calling out the beautuber. “Bye Sister” was one of the biggest regrets of her life. She and James have apparently spoken and cleared the air. He hasn’t commented publicly on Tati’s new video at the time. “Follow your heart,” she said. “Because I thought I was following mine but I was listening to the wrong people.”
Shortly after the video was posted, Shane posted and quickly deleted a tweet, saying: “THIS IS A F*CKING LIE AND I’M LOSING MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!” Jeffree has not yet addressed the accusations.
You can watch Tati’s full 40-minute apology below.