James Charles has returned to YouTube for the first time since his fall out with Tati Westbrook (Picture: James Charles/YouTube)After a month-long hiatus to focus on his mental health, James Charles is back in a major way.
The YouTuber returned to his channel on Tuesday with his first video since ‘No More Lies’ in May and now he wants to help other people overcome their suicidal thoughts.
James announced that 100% of the YouTube adSense profits from his comeback video – a Pride-themed make-up tutorial – would go to a project aimed at suicide prevention support for LGBTQ+ youth.
YouTube star James, 20, said he wishes he’d known about the Trevor Project when he was first coming out, telling People: ‘No one should EVER feel alone during their journey.
In honour of Pride month, the YouTuber created a rainbow-coloured eye look (Picture: James Charles/YouTube)
And he has revealed that 1000% of the profits he makes from the video will go to The Trevor Project (Picture: James Charles/YouTube)‘The Trevor Project works tirelessly to ensure that young LGBTQ members know they are loved and supported.’
With that, the make-up star presented a rainbow-coloured make-up look in honour of Pride month this month while chatting to his followers about a very tumultuous few weeks.
One million of James’s YouTube videos turned against him in May when fellow beauty vlogger Tati posted a video condemning him for lying and manipulating people.
Afterward, he admitted that he considered suicide after struggling with the ‘pain and anxiety’ of millions of people talking to him or about him on Tati’s allegations.
His sign-off video, No More Lies, on posted May 18th has had over 44million views but the YouTuber has not been online with a response or make-up tutorial ever since, and even cancelled his Sisters tour.
Tati Westbrook savagely took James down in a YouTube video last month (Picture: @Tati/Youtube)
Afterward, James admitted that the allegations made him consider suicide (Picture: JamesCharles/YouTube)More: Showbiz
He now explains how ‘incredibly toxic’ it felt in the world of YouTube and social media around the time of the backlash.
James said he had done a lot of ‘growing and thinking’ during his time off and now feels comfortable with leaving his phone unwatched for hours at a time.
Tati, meanwhile, returned to YouTube with a tutorial only a week after James’s farewell video.
She apologised for the harm she’d caused and the way she conducted herself and James has also received apologies from Zara Larsson and Jeffree Star, who waded into the drama.
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