Tati Westbrook apologises to James Charles and takes down her "Bye Sister" video

20 May 2019, 12:38 | Updated: 20 May 2019, 16:19

Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

The back-peddling has begun

Tati Westbrook has apologised to James Charles and taken down her now infamous 'bye sister' video, which last week kicked off a wave of backlash online. James lost millions of subscribers, was unfollowed by close friends and even had his merch store taken offline following Tati's scathing 43 minute long video.

But a lot can happen on the Internet in a very short space of time and now it seems the tide of public opinion has turned back towards James' favour. After some rumblings online, Tati posted a video called 'Why I Did it' in which she tried to explain her attacks on James.

But the true turning of the tables began when James posted a video called 'No More Lies' in which he gave his side of the story, in great detail, responded to the allegations made against him and also discussed how his own mental health was affected by the drama.

This video was far better received than his former video on the topic, which ended up being the most disliked apology video of all time. In that previous video, James seemed upset and spoke candidly. In this video, James seemed a lot more prepared and together (and maybe even armed with some advice from a sister public relations company).

Now Tati has done quite a dramatic back track and posted a lengthy statement on Twitter in which she apologises for what she said about James and urges everyone to please just get along. She has also unlisted the 'bye sister' video that started this whole hullabaloo in the first place. This means the video is still online but you can only find it if you have a direct link - like this one right here.

This also marks the first time you have read the word 'hullabaloo' in a news article in 2019.

She tweeted:

"I have been in communication with James Charles...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 a rest.

In my original video, I felt the need to publicly break up with James with a warning call loud enough for him to hear. 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."

Now James has seen his subscriber count counting way back up again and public opinion has seemingly swung back his way. Fans have rushed to Twitter to comment on how wild and ever-changing this drama has been, back mainly to post memes.

For a handy roundup on all the drama that has happened so far, make sure to check out the latest episode of our show YouTuber News: