James Charles is making a comeback.
According to website Social Blade, the 19-year-old beauty blogger reportedly went down from 16.5 million to 13.8 million YouTube subscribers the Monday after he was
In case you forgot, the 37-year-old cut ties with Charles after he shared an endorsement at Coachella for Sleep Vitamins by SugarBearHair, a direct competitor of her vitamin brand, Halo Beauty. Though Charles later apologized to her on Instagram Story, Westbrook claimed the teen did not personally reach out to her “face-to-face.”
However, now that the two have seemingly ended their feud, Charles has appeared to regain followers.
As of this writing, James has around 15.1 million subscribers (per Social Blade), which is approximately a 1.3 million increase.
Over the weekend, Westbrook posted a lengthy message on Twitter, where she vowed to put her beef with Charles “to rest.” She penned:
“I have been in communication with James Charles through an intermediary for the last week, and we believe that it is in the best interest of our community, our viewers, and our own mental health to put this matter to rest.
For that reason, I will not be making any further public comments and I hope and pray that no one else will make anymore hurtful statements on my behalf. In my original video, I felt the need to publicly break up with James with a warning call loud enough for him to hear. I was attempting to explain my upset and concerns so that everyone would understand my position and end the speculation that it was all over vitamins. Over the last eight years, I built my career based on honesty, integrity, and trying my best to do what I thought was right. The toxicity and chaos that ensued over the last 10 days was absolutely not my goal, as it was a fight that I was almost certain to lose.
Although I do not regret raising my concerns, I completely regret the way I went about saying them, I could have and should have found a better way. Even in this moment, I still have so many things I’d like to clear up, however the continued call for ‘receipts’ is nothing more than a call for never-ending bloodshed. As such, I’m setting aside my overwhelming need to be understood and will continue my conversations with everyone in private.
I hope that our community is somehow strengthened from all of this madness and that we will all strive to hold ourselves and each other to a higher standard.
To my audience, I need you to know that I’m blessed to have your support and love making videos for you guys. I’m truly sorry for all of the hate this brought to our doorstep. I love you and look forward to returning to my regular content soon.”
Additionally, Jeffree Star — who sided with Westbrook, called Charles “a danger to society” in a since-deleted tweet, and may have killed James’ merch line — uploaded a video on Sunday where he said he is done with the “tea, and the drama.”
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