Has Jeffree Star shut down James Charles' online merch store after Tati Westbrook row?
YouTube star James Charles’ online merchandise store Sisters Apparel appears to have gone offline amid his row with fellow vlogger Tati Westbrook.
The Sisters Apparel website displayed an error message at the time of writing, after Charles’ former friend Westbrook called him out for “problematic behaviour” which included “manipulating people’s sexuality.”
The 37-year-old said that she no longer wants “to be associated” with the social media star, and claimed that the 19-year-old had tried to “manipulate” men’s sexuality by attempting to “turn straight men gay.”
Charles responded shortly after with an apology video, in which he said sorry to Westbrook and her husband “for everything that [he] put [them] through” and denied the accusations.
However, the YouTuber has seen his follower count drop by over two million following the row, and his apology has since become the ninth most disliked clip on YouTube.
After Charles’ website appeared to have been removed, Twitter users pointed out that Sisters Apparel’s distribution company Killer Merch is run by fellow YouTube star Jeffree Star.
The Sisters Apparel logo previously featured on a list of partners on Killer Merch’s website, but has since disappeared.
“For those keeping up… James Charles’ clothing line Sisters Apparel is distributed by Killer Merch… Jeffree Star owns Killer Merch… Guess whose clothing line site is down,” one social media user wrote.
Jeffree Star owns the company that James Charles used for his merch and literally deleted the website and closed down his whole merch line after the Tati video released. You can’t even get on his website anymore 😂😭— Levi A. Morman (@LeviMorman)May 15, 2019
— Lisa Y 🐧🦔 (@EveLisaY)May 14, 2019
— Guilianna (@guilianna42)May 15, 2019
“Just been on #jeffreestar #killermerch website and #jamescharles merch #sisterapparel is no longer on the list now!” another post noted.
“@JeffreeStar owns Killer Merch, guess whos [sic] merch was on the website @jamescharles guess whos [sic] merch isn’t on the website any more @jamescharles James who???” a third Twitter user said.
Standard Online has contacted representatives for Jeffree Star and Killer Merch for further comment.
Charles and Star have previously worked together on YouTube tutorial videos, though the make-up entrepreneur appeared to side with Westbrook in a now-deleted tweet which branded his former friend a “danger to society.”
The influencer has also been unfollowed on Instagram by celebrities including Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and Kim Kardashian.