James Charles claps back amid feud with vlogger Tati Westbrook

The 19-year-old beauty influencer and Covergirl ambassador says that this has been the "darkest time" that he's had to go through in his life.
3:39 | 05/20/19

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Transcript for James Charles claps back amid feud with vlogger Tati Westbrook
We go to our "Gma" cover story. A new twist in the YouTube feud capturing millions of kids' attention between beauty influencer James Charles ready to turn the page. I was here with "Game of thrones" but this war of influencers has been vicious. Even in the videos that are supposed to be apologetic but now it does appear they may be calling a truce. It's the he said/she said feud that reach aid boiling point on YouTube between two enormously popular makeup gurus, James Charles and tati Westbrook. James with a reported network of $12 million, millions of teens and tweens watching his every video. Roaring crowds screaming his name. The first male ambassador for cover girl. Westbrook a fellow beauty vlogger also his mentor. I think that you're in a lot of trouble and you need to stop behaving this way. She did exactly what she told someone else may which is tell my story with no details, no facts and no proof and twist it around and now serious allegations have surfaced that could permanently damage my career. Reporter: This morning it may be over. After 19-year-old Charles spoke out over the weekend defending himself in an emotional 41-minute long video titled "No more lies." My head and brain for a hot minute went to a place so dark that I didn't think that I was going to come back from. Reporter: The video coming on the heels of Westbrook's own. I'm crushed because this person was family to family. Reporter: She accused him of betraying her and allegedly he sexually harassed straight men. I have never and will never use my fame, money or power to manipulate or get any sexual actions from a guy. That is disgusting. It is not me. Reporter: Both 6 these beauty vloggers have a mainly gen-z audience. Gen-z likes to feel morally and emotionally connected to the brands they buy. Reporter: Charles' YouTube subscribers plummeted in real time as fans mostly tweens chose in all Charles losing over 3 million subscribers while Westbrook gained over 4.5 million. Joining in on bandwagon hate and cancel culture is incredibly, incredibly toxic. James lost so many subscribers in just one day, it really is telling that people are very hungry for the content that youtubers are making and they are very willing to believe everything that they say. And act accordingly. Reporter: After an initial apology from Charles last week, Westbrook trying on a new forgiving shade. Yes, I'm hurting but so is James. So is our community. I don't think his career is over. I don't think he's canceled. Reporter: And now from mentor to mentee setting their difference as side posting this, with a broken heart emoji hours ago. I fell the need to publicly breakup with James with a warning call loud enough for him to hear. The toxicity and chaos that ensued over the last ten days was absolutely not my goal. Now both James Charles and tati Westbrook say they are taking a break from recording new videos for their respective chapels and appeals tati has deleted the video that started all of this. I have gen-zers at home. They are passionate. Yes, they are. Ginger. How about we do a little

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