James Charles has lost more than one million subscribers amid a row with fellow
YouTube star Tati Westbrook.

He now has 14.2m subscribers – previously the figure was 16m, according to the
website Social Blade.

It comes in a week where the 19-year-old has denied using his fame and money to
try to manipulate someone’s sexuality.

Meanwhile, his row with Westbrook centres around him promoting a rival product to
one she’d created.

Westbrook and Charles have both amassed enormous social media followings through make-up tutorials and beauty product reviews.

He says the 37-year-old took on a “parental” role after they met three years ago.
However in a video titled BYE SISTER, Westbrook said she was cutting all ties with
him. When you paired up with my number one competitor it was embarrassing for
me and you know that.

“You kept saying you can’t be bought, but you just were,” she said.

As well as accusing him of being disloyal to their friendship, Westbrook also claimed Charles tried to “manipulate” people’s sexuality.

She said the teenager would regularly boast about wanting to turn straight men gay.

She said: “You are using your fame, power and money to play
with people’s emotions.

“I don’t want to be friends with you. I don’t want to be associated with you”.

More than 23 million people have watched the video since it was uploaded on 10 May.

The 19-year-old however denied he'd ever pressured someone into dating him but conceded he’d perhaps mishandled situations in the past.

He said: “I’ve been involved in a lot of very unique situations that have left people confused or upset.

“I have learned the hard way about boys that I am interested
in, and also ones that I should or shouldn’t be talking to.