If you’re a mature adult, you’re probably not across the James Charles x Tati Westbrook drama. You probably don’t even know who the hell they are.
Lucky for you, I am not a mature adult and I am fully across the drama and here to fill you in.
Basically, James and Tati are both YouTubers. They used to be besties (despite their almost 20 year age gap) but James promoted a product that was a big competitor of Tati’s and so the saga began.
me getting ready to watch a 43 minute video by tati westbrook, whom I have never heard of, exposing james charles, whomst I only know about from memes of him not being able to sing and wearing assless leather pants pic.twitter.com/jXMmd9sMXG
— marshall lo (@firmlyclimactic) May 11, 2019
Tati, being the mature 37-year-old woman she is, posted an exposé video of sorts on her Youtube calling out James on a bunch of things, including accusing him of manipulating straight men.
Now, that’s a big call and definitely one I can’t speak on. But what I can say is a little crush and sometimes even a little flirting never hurt nobody.
Definitely NOT a James Charles fan but this feels like a reach. This looks like innocent flirting. If you don’t want the flirty attention, turn him down straight up, or don’t reply??? https://t.co/1xicFvTq4a
— Lizॐ (@bitchiexhippie) May 12, 2019
The ‘feud’ between the two YouTubers has caused James to lose millions of subscribers on his channel and Tati to gain a lot.
Basically it’s a lot of he-said-she-said high school-type B.S that the world has blown way out of proportion.
Honestly, I find it kind of funny. It’s great entertainment value (not even gonna deny that I’m invested) but that’s all it is. One person and bunch of screenshots cannot speak to the entire history and character of another person.
What screenshots CAN speak to, however, is a person’s flirting ability. And James Charles has none. Zero. Zip. Sis has NO game whatsoever.
Male model Jay Alvarez posted a screenshot of a conversation her had with James earlier this year and it’s hilariously bad.
First of all, “hi daddy” is not subtle whatsoever. Like…no.
And the whole middle part is giving me anxiety. I’m getting horrible flashbacks to when I was 15 and messaging my crush on MSN in a way that they wouldn’t know they were my crush but so they would totally know they were my crush and would eventually ask me out so we could fall madly in love.
Cue James who f’s up the subtly factor again by saying he slid into Jay’s DMs because “lmao you’re hot.”
DUDE. WHAT. ARE. YOU. DOING.
If you want to flirt with guys (gay, straight, or other) that’s your prerogative but at least be good at it.
We hope you learn your lesson James Charles: learn how to flirt. Or be screenshotted and shamed.
P.S. props to Jay for handling the unwanted flirting with kindness.