Tati Westbrook claimed that YouTube asked her to private her video slamming James Charles because it was a 'bad look'

In a new video, Tati Westbrook claims that she was "manipulated" into making her 2019 "Bye Sister" video.Screenshot YouTube/Tati
  • On Tuesday, Tati Westbrook released a new video in which she makes a variety of claims about the events of 2019's "Dramageddon 2.0."
  • Most notably, Westbrook claims that Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star "manipulated" her into making "Bye Sister," an explosive video about James Charles that threw the beauty world into chaos.
  • In her most recent video, she claims that she only set the video to private at YouTube's request, saying that YouTube told her that it was a "bad look for their platform."

Beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook released an explosive new video titled "Breaking My Silence ..." on June 30 in which she claimed that Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star "used, coerced, and manipulated" her into making the James Charles-targeted "Bye Sister" video that kicked off 2019's "Dramageddon 2.0." In the video, she claims that the decision to private the "Bye Sister" video came at the behest of YouTube itself.

"I only privated my video at the request of YouTube because YouTube said it was a bad look for their platform," Westbrook says at the 11:26 mark of the video.

In the original "Bye Sister" video, which is no longer available on Westbrook's channel but has been reuploaded elsewhere, she called James Charles a "bad role model" while also accusing him of making advances towards straight men and "manipulating someone's sexuality."Advertisement

In her most recent video, Westbrook publicly apologized to Charles and said "Bye Sister" was not made with any malice. Rather, she says that she made it because of "all of the poisonous lies that were fed to me by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star."

She says in the video that after "Bye Sister" went up, she was never served a lawsuit or a cease and desist letter. She then claims that YouTube requested for her to private the video because it was a "bad look for the platform."

YouTube did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment regarding the claim.
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