- Tati Westbrook broke her YouTube hiatus and posted a video titled “A Year Later …”
- A year ago, she posted a since-deleted video that sparked another major YouTube beauty-guru war.
- Westbrook said that she’s “stopped communication” with other beauty YouTubers.
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Influencer and Halo Beauty CEO Tati Westbrook returned to YouTube on Thursday for the first time in nearly a year and said that she has “stopped communication” with the rest of the platform’s beauty community after several high-profile clashes.
While she’s been absent from the platform over the past year, Westbrook is a popular beauty YouTuber with approximately 8.85 million subscribers. In June 2020, she published a video titled “Breaking My Silence ….” in which she alleged that Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star had “manipulated” her into kicking off the 2019 YouTube beauty-guru war known as “Dramageddon 2.0.”
That video, which has since been removed from Westbrook’s YouTube channel, was part of a drama storm of its own called “Karmageddon” involving Dawson, Star, and fellow beauty YouTuber James Charles, who in April 2021 addressed allegations that he sexted minors and has since been mostly absent from social media.
Now, Westbrook said that she’s “stopped communication” with the beauty YouTube community in the new video entitled, “A Year Later…”
“I will let you guys know just because there’s so much speculation and so many rumors of who’s friends with who and who’s talking to who and what’s going on, what happened behind the scenes,” Westbrook said. “I will quickly share with you guys, when I pulled back, I stopped communication with everyone in the beauty community. I haven’t talked to anyone in over a year. I like, really took a break, and I needed to for my peace of mind.”
Westbrook also said that the time around “Karmageddon” was a “terrible time in [her] life,” that she no longer wants to talk about it, and that there is no ongoing litigation in relation to the event.