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Pop star Zara Larsson is now weighing in on the James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama, saying that James once hit on her boyfriend. Tati released a video on Friday accusing James of trying “to trick a straight man into thinking that he’s gay,” among other things. As those who peruse the internet may know, it’s been a tumultuous week for YouTube beauty vlogger James Charles—first he’s having a great time at the Met Gala on Monday, helping pave the way for better “influencer representation in the media” (lol), and then by Saturday he’s lost over a million subscribers and is being dragged on all corners of the web. For those of you who don’t keep up with the beauty vloggers, a brief rewind on what’s going on here: James and fellow YouTuber/former friend Tati Westbrook got into a fight over some hair supplements a couple of weeks ago. The feud quickly escalated to the point where Tati released a scalding video about James yesterday, saying he made up lies about her, takes advantage of others, and once made inappropriate comments about wanting to hook up with a straight man while disregarding his sexual orientation.
And people seem to be taking Tati’s side in this feud: While James has lost over a million followers, Tati has gained almost a million. And now it looks like pop star Zara Larsson is backing up some of Tati’s accusations! A couple of hours ago Zara hit up Twitter to address the feud, posting a clip from Tati’s video with her talking about James, saying: You tried to trick a straight man into thinking that he’s gay yet again, and somehow you’re the victim. You know it’s really disgusting to manipulate someone’s sexuality…you are using your fame, your power, your money to play with people’s emotions. 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 they’re straight, and you know what, that’s not okay. And with the clip Zara posted the comment, “I’m cackling cause he hit up my boyfriend in the dms several times knowing damn well he’s straight”
She later added, “I feel like deleting this cause I checked and it wasn’t several times, only one dm and some comments under pictures.”
If you’re wondering, here’s a pic of Zara and her BF Brian H Whittaker:
And wow, coming after a pop star’s boyfriend is BOLD! It looks like this James/Tati drama isn’t going to stop any time soon, and in the meantime, he’s probably just going to keep losing followers. Yikes!
Alanna Lauren Greco
Alanna Greco is the weekend editor at Cosmopolitan.com and a freelance writer based in New York.