James Charles loses ONE MILLION subscribers in 24 hours after Tati Westbrook's video
11 May 2019, 12:06 | Updated: 11 May 2019, 22:02
Tati Westbrook, on the other hand, has now surpassed 6 million subscribers and was congratulated by Jeffree Star.
UPDATE 18:00 GMT: James Charles has now lost over 1 million subscribers in less than 24 hours.
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The ol' dip in subscribers is not an uncommon thing when a huge scandal rocks the YouTube community. It even happened more recently to Olivia Jade who got caught up in her mother's (Lori Loughlin) college admission fraud situation. But her numbers are nothing like the absolute dent that the Tati Westbrook video has put in James Charles' sub count.
So, just how many subscribers has James Charles lost in the last 24 hours?
According to Social Blade, James has lost 900,000+ subscribers - and it's still going down. He's already lost his 16 million subscriber milestone and is set to dip below 15 million before the end of the day. (At the time this article was originally published, his subscriber count was at 15.6 million. As of 10pm GMT, he has lost another 600,000 subs.)
Tati, however, has seen her channel sky rocket following the video. Before the video was uploaded, Tati had just under 6 million subscribers. At time of writing, she's gained over 700,000 and is now at 6.7 million subs. (UPDATE as of 10pm GMT: Tati now has 7.2 million subscribers.)
In just 12 hours:— Pop Predictors (@poppredictors) May 11, 2019
• James Charles subscribers count has gone from 16.6M to 15.8M, a 700K+ decrease.
• Tati Westbrook has gone from 5.8 million subscribers to 6.5 million, a 650K+ increase.
Twitter is glued to watching the subscriber counts in real time, with several videos going viral. The memes are also out of control...
everyone watching james charles’ subscriber count after tati ended his career pic.twitter.com/7g7YqDwkhh— alanna (@danvrs_earp) May 11, 2019
James Charles' YouTube channel is currently losing massive amounts of subscribers by the minute. pic.twitter.com/17YymQ8xKQ— Pop Alarms 🚨 (@PopAlarms) May 10, 2019
james charles losing subscribers to the sound of Roman Holiday by Nicki Minaj😌✨ pic.twitter.com/JDZTeL8Dxs— puta russa três (@russianwhore3) May 10, 2019
Tati ending James Charles career and hitting 6 million subscribers in the span of 3 hours. A queen she is today— ᶜᴴᴬᴺ’ˢ ᴮᴬᴮᵞˢᵀᴬᵞ//#BLOOMBLOOM🌸 (@iammdrumm) May 10, 2019
Me refreshing my phone to see James Charles lose subscribers. pic.twitter.com/1srzQy9P1n— Ryan Marthaller (@ryan_marthaller) May 11, 2019
In the amount of time it took me to watch Tati's video, James Charles lost over 30,000 subscribers pic.twitter.com/wRCuRtxFjY— Jasper (@Jasper4125) May 10, 2019
james charles has reached 15mil subscribers, so proud of him!!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0S3nOIiw4N— ty (@toniswhore) May 11, 2019
While people were watching the live subscriber count go down, they noticed a huge spike when 20k subs were randomly added.
There's no confirmed explanation as to what happened but some fans assume it's because he bought subscribers.
James Charles really bought 20k subscribers to try to save himself from this mess like we wouldn’t notice... pic.twitter.com/pLmjhy61BZ— SPiiiRIT (@SP111RIT) May 11, 2019