Tati Westbrook released a video on June 30, claiming that Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star “manipulated” her into making the “Bye Sister” video that effectively kicked off 2019’s beauty YouTuber drama war.Dawson livestreamed his reaction on Instagram, later saying in a since-deleted tweet “THIS IS A F—ING LIE AND I’M LOSING MY MIND.” Fiancé Ryland Adams also tweeted about the video, calling Westbrook a “master class in manipulation.”Dawson recently came under fire for a resurfaced clip in which he pretends to masturbate to an image of 11-year-old Willow Smith. Both Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith called him out for it on Twitter.People criticized Dawson and Adams for responding to Westbrook’s video so quickly when they have not publicly addressed the backlash to the Willow Smith video. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
On Tuesday, Tati Westbrook released an extensive video alleging that Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star had “manipulated” her into making “Bye Sister,” an explosive 2019 video in which Westbrook accused fellow beauty guru James Charles of being a “bad role model.” The video kicked off the series of events known in the beauty community as “Dramageddon 2.0,” which was a full-blown internet war between high-profile personalities.Shane Dawson was quick to respond to the video, livestreaming his reaction on Instagram to an audience of over 250,000 people. In his livestream, he claims that Westbrook was the one being manipulative, saying in the video, “you’re fake crying. You are fake crying, that is not real. Oh my god.” Fiancé Ryland Adams can be heard in the background of the video telling Dawson to get off the live. In a since-deleted tweet, Dawson said, “THIS IS A F—ING LIE AND I’M LOSING MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!”
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Adams also tweeted about the video, calling Westbrook a “master class in manipulation.”
People on Twitter are criticizing both Dawson and Adams for speaking out so quickly about Westbrook’s video, given that neither has spoken publicly on social media regarding a recently resurfaced video that shows Dawson pretending to masturbate to a picture of 11-year-old Willow Smith. Both Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith called Dawson out on Twitter for the video, with Jaden tweeting, “SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU,” and Jada Pinkett Smith tweeting, “To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.”Shortly after Westbrook’s video published and Dawson went live on Instagram, people began to call Dawson out for responding to Westbrook so quickly on social media despite not having done the same after the Jaden and Jada Pinkett Smith.—mary smth smth? (@abitstupidinnit) June 30, 2020—2020 Predictions (@2020predicts) June 30, 2020—Devon Broughton (@devonbroughton7) June 30, 2020People also criticized Ryland Adams for similarly speaking out so quickly regarding Westbrook’s video.
—audrey (@audreylgoss) June 30, 2020—Tayoncé Defense Attorney (@BlueIvysDoormat) June 30, 2020—alexis (@al_exis_e) June 30, 2020Dawson published a lengthy video on YouTube on June 26 titled “Taking Accountability,” apologizing for his use of blackface and the n-word as well as. for making jokes about pedophilia. Recently, Target confirmed to Insider that it would no longer sell Dawson’s books, saying that it was “committed to creating an experience in which all guests feel welcomed and respected.” As of June 30, makeup brand Morphe had removed all of Dawson’s collection from its website and YouTube had demonetized his channels.