Game of Thrones might be coming to an end but don’t fret, there’s just as much drama unfolding on YouTube.
Tati Westbrook has uploaded a follow up video to her scathing 43-minute “BYE SISTER…” rant surrounding fellow beauty YouTuber James Charles, which has been viewed over 47 million times. The new vid, titled, “Why I did it…” features a more somber Westbrook, dressed in all black.
“I’m not back, I needed to hop on, answer some questions,” Westbrook explains. The beauty guru goes on to confess that she never thought her feud with Charles would reach the “magnitude” that it has. She also admits that she thought she would be the one to lose subscribers. “I do really want the hate to stop,” she pleads. “I just want you guys to know that there is no celebration in what’s happening. If I could give all of the new success back, and the new subscribers back, I would.”
Westbrook has gained about 4 million subscribers since the original video came out, while Charles has lost millions, according to Social Blade. Westbrook doesn’t apologize for her video, though, saying, “I think people deserve a wake up call and I think people need to be called out for their actions and I think someone’s gotta do it.”
Westbrook says that both her and her family have been approached for interviews. “If I really wanted to to take him down, and ruin him, and cancel James Charles, I would’ve been at every studio and I would’ve been sharing every little detail that I could. And just know that I didn’t.”
“I think that we owe it to James to let him figure it out and heal and I hope that he does that,” she continues.
Westbrook fights tears throughout the video. “I really, really hope you guys see that this is a cut that is much deeper than vitamins,” she says with watering eyes.
“Wow, the internet is the only place where if you cry too much, you’re a victim, and if [you] suck it up and power through, you’re a bitch. And I’m just trying to find the middle,” Westbrook sobs.
Westbrook’s tearful message might have helped Charles, who appears to be regaining some of his lost subscribers. According to Social Blade, the embattled ex-Cover Boy has gained 26,000 subscribers since Thursday night, when Westbrook’s video went up.
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