AceShowbiz - Logan Paul has inserted himself in the feud between beauty bloggers James Charles and Tati Westbrook. Amid allegations of James hitting on straight guys, the YouTuber has jumped to James' defense during an episode of his imPaulsive podcast.
In the Wednesday, May 15 episode of the podcast, Logan urged fans and celebs not to easily label the 19-year-old "predator." Logan went on pleading, "Really think about what you're saying, and really think about what a true 'sexual predator' is. The kid is 19. Cut him some slack, please."
However, the 24-year-old was quick to ask people not to take his remarks out of context and made it clear where he stood. "I don't like James Charles," he said. "But the crime does not fit the punishment," he added, referring to James' infamous flirtatious messages.
Logan continued, "I'm not defending James Charles, I'm saying, [go] easy when you puff your chest out, put your chin up, and call him a sexual predator."
This arrives after several high profile celebrities slammed James over his overtly flirtatious social media messages. Among them was makeup mogul Jeffree Star, who tweeted on May 12, "There is a reason that [his boyfriend] Nathan [Schwandt] banned James Charles from ever coming over to our home again." He added, "There's a reason why I haven’t seen him since [Tati's] birthday in February. He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% true."
Singer Zara Larsson also revealed that James sent DMs to her boyfriend Brian Whittaker despite knowing his sexual orienation. "I'm cackling cause he hit up my boyfriend in the dms several times knowing damn well he's straight," she wrote on Twitter.
James landed in hot water after Tati, his former best friend and mentor, publicly called him out and announced that she cut ties with him in a YouTube video. In addition to sharing why she felt betrayed with James working with Sugar Bear Hair Care vitamins, which is a competitor to Tati's hair supplement company Halo Beauty, the 37-year-old accused James of making up lies about her, taking advantage of others and making inappropriate comments about wanting to hook up with a straight waiter while disregarding his sexual orientation.
"How entitled do you have to be to think that you have it rough? You are a 19-year-old millionaire. You do not get to wake up and stress out about how unfair your job is. That is so ridiculous to me," she said. "Get off your high horse and have some respect. You don't have any for the people who are in this industry and that's the sad fact."
James, who lost over 2M subscribers following the feud, has since posted a tearful apology video for Tati, but many of her fans didn't buy it. They believed that his apology was insincere.