It's Time To Say Thank U, Next To Ariana Grande

It's Time To Say Thank U, Next To Ariana Grande

Sorry not sorry.


So the other day when I woke up and did my morning routine of hitting snooze and scrolling through Twitter for a morning laugh, I saw some "breaking news" that Ariana Grande had gotten a tattoo in another language, that, *big shocker* was incorrectly translated.

It was at this time that I hopped over to a group chat and mentioned how I am pretty tired of everything being about Ariana Grande lately like I'm over it. Yet, the other members of the group did not hesitate to quickly jump to her justification and go on about how great she is. I literally eye-rolled myself out of that convo...

Let me start out by saying that Ariana has been through a lot and I am in NO way, shape, or form discrediting the hardships she has faced. I also am in NO way, shape, or form discrediting any emotional support her music may have offered any person at any time. I am, though, tired of seeing her profit immensely off of these incidents and on top of that, racially appropriating several cultures while she does it.

Does anyone else remember her role on Victorious? The teen sitcom on Nickelodeon about a bunch of talented high school students. If you haven't, here is what Ariana used to look like before she made it big time.

Now, I am NOT judging this woman on choosing to enhance her features, I mean it really is true when you hear money can buy beauty. But, it's been pointed out on more than one occasion that she has been appropriating other cultures, like appearing in music videos with much darker skin.

There was a similar article to this one that I had read the other day that pointed out her performance with Nicki Minaj at the MTV VMAs, where Ariana's fake tan had made her appear even darker than Nicki. There a tons of fans who don't even realize that she isn't mixed or Latina.

Her latest "bop" (I'm sorry her new music IMO has just been less than impressive) 7 Rings has a quite questionable music video. Right, when I see this pink house in the video I instantly think of 2 Chainz and his album from 2017 "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music".

2 Chainz's "Trap House"

Look familiar much?

7 Rings music video

So what exactly is the visual message here? Who knows. Although I really hope it's not what some think to be appropriating the stereotypes of the struggles for money some big rap names like 2 Chainz discuss in their lyrics, because I can 115% guarantee you Ariana has never spent a single second experiencing that life, therefore has no grounds to be portraying the same type of "trap" house that 2 Chainz was with his album.

Now to the boys. I already got enough Taylor Swift vibes when she left Mac for Pete and then weeks later was engaged. Red flags blinded my eyesight, no joke. I mean, I love Mac Miller, even before his tragic passing, and he did not deserve to be swiped off to the side like that. It also blows my mind how much she claims to love Mac and had to leave because of his problem but was ready to marry another guy almost immediately after their split.

I'm sorry hun, you don't love him. You love the idea of him, and maybe the fame that has come with coping with his death. I can say that I was not surprised when she and Pete called it off. If you were surprised, uhm...why? Like, look at the circumstances. Use that one semester of psychology you were required to take. Red flags, everywhere. And Pete just makes me cringe, honestly.

I could really go on and on about the many points and factoids that have been pointed out along the way about Ariana and her career, but I just don't feel like giving her that much effort? I know how I feel about her, and I have shared my thoughts with you all how I feel about her, now you are all capable of forming your own opinion on her, and that's that.

No matter what I say she is still probably going to be on the top charts with her crappy pop songs. No matter what I say there will be millions who don't want to admit that she is taking advantage of other cultures. That all really is too big to be my own problem. So I've shared my opinion and you have formed your own and we are adults and moving on. *end rant*

Thank u, next.

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The Biggest Sister Scandal In The Beauty Community

James Charles is corrupted by his fame and ultimately set up his failure.


The beauty community tea is piping hot. Tati Westbrook uploaded a forty-three minute long video basically outing James Charles as a sexual predator and explained how she was there for him through all of his struggles, just to find out she was only a piece in his game of success. James Charles then posted a not-so convincing eight minute apology video and the internet went crazy.

In Tati's video we gain insight on James Charles' personality when the camera is off. Come to find out, a lot of influencers already knew James Charles to be a predator as he is constantly messaging and hitting on straight guys. When someone is presumed a predator, most of their victims come forth and share their experience, James Charles is no exception. There have been multiple people post videos about their experience with him, most of which have similar outcomes of James being turned down, getting heartbroken, and basically telling them that they definitely are not straight. Many of the people who had posted videos about their experience with James involve alcohol, whether he is trying to get them drunk or being suggestive while the other person is drunk. He goes after straight guys that he has no chance with and then plays the victim. Many influencers that had been there for him since the beginning of his career knew that his predatory tendencies were an issue and had actually spoken to him about it, telling him that if he doesn't stop it would be the downfall of his career. But as he was gaining more success, it seems as though he didn't think it would make a difference.

When I first heard about James Charles being canceled, I really wanted to be on his side. I thought that maybe this whole situation is blown way out of proportion, but when I watched the videos it was really clear that this was the shock that James Charles needs to fix himself. At first, it seems like a random video post that shouldn't have been public, but Tati explains that she tried to talk to James, he just doesn't listen. His only excuse is that he is a celebrity, so why would any of his actions have consequences?

Before James was famous, he was ambitious and had huge potential. It seems as though he was really kind, humble, and willing to do whatever it takes to reach his goal. However, when fame got to his head, he lost sight of who he is. It seems as though he is unwilling to compromise and wants to control most of the people he interacts with. Based on many sources of evidence, it's clear to see that James only cares about himself and his career and it doesn't matter who he hurt including strangers, close friends, and relatives.

It is really sad to see someone who is still in their teens go from really successful to hated by millions of his supporters. His ego and entitlement was the downfall of his career. I have hope that he will take a break and be able to redeem himself. Life went from all good to chaos in a matter of one day. Many people and brands do not want to be associated with him because of his predatory tendencies and entitlement, which would make it difficult to get a job outside of YouTube. Looking at James as a person and not like a celebrity, this must be one of the most difficult times in his life. However, it is hard to feel bad for him as he set up his own demise. He made fatal mistakes, but if he can get his act together and make the correct apologies I think he can bounce back, but handle the responsibility as a celebrity correctly after his biggest sister scandal.

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Bye, Sister! All The Tea Between James Charles And Tati Westbrook

The tea is hot between sister James Charles and Tati Westbrook, two youtube beauty influencers.


It seems that every day in the beauty community there is another scandal between two influencers. The two have been in a semi-public fight since the middle of April after James Charles originally posted a sponsored ad with the company "Sugar Bear Hair," Westbrook's main competitor for her similar vitamins "Halo Beauty." According to Westbrook, James had said numerous times in the past that he did not like or support Sugarbear Hair. Shortly after this, influencers started claiming sides either Sister James or Miss Tati.

Since the initial "Bye Sister" and "Tati" videos released, Charles has lost over 3 million subscribers, and Westbrook gaining over 5 million. Fans are keeping track over a live stream comparing the two. From the initial start of the backlash to now, here's everything you need to know about the fight.

Who are James Charles and Tati Westbrook?


James Charles and Tati Westbrook are both beauty influencers predominantly known for being YouTubers with high numbers of subscribers.

Tati Westbrook (@glamlifeguru) is 37 years old and is pegged as one of the first beauty influencers. Tati is known for posting makeup tutorials and reviews and has also launched a beauty vitamin brand called Halo Beauty.

James Charles is relatively new to the beauty industry, at only 19 years old. Charles has only been involved for around three to four years becoming Covergirl's first male spokesmodel in 2016. He has also launched a palette with Morphe.

Charles has often called Westbrook his mentor as well as his "mother." The duo has appeared in a number of videos together.

How has the feud escalated?

Screenshot by Arielle Anderson

Since Tati's "Bye Sister" and James "Tati" video, numerous influencers and celebrities have voiced their sides, as well as others, coming forward about their personal experiences. On James' side other than some subscribers, Nikita Dragun and Gabriel Zamora are the only clear supporters of James. Zamora in a recent video said, "I'm confused and this is just me, I don't get where the betrayal was... all of these videos are being made where James is made out to be this horrible human being and I'm just confused as to what happened."

Nikita Dragun shared a screenshot of a conversation with herself and Charles during Coachella, where Charles asked her to connect with SugarBear Hair. However, fans are mad about the tweet, as this was the smaller of the issues brought to the light by Westbrook. Since Tati's video, All of the Kardashian/Jenner's have unfollowed James as well as Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and a large number of other influencers. Including James' previous best friends Emma Chamberlain, as well as Grayson and Ethan Dolan.

Tati says in her "Bye Sister" video, "My relationship with James Charles is not transactional. I have not asked him for a penny. I have never been on his Instagram," and goes on to explain that it was never the vitamins that were the main issue, it was her continuously having to apologize for James' behavior. This ranged from saying bad things about other companies and influencers to sexually harassing men who were not interested in him.

Jeffree Star, in a now-deleted tweet, stated, "There is a reason that Nathan banned James Charles from ever coming over to our home again. 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." Jeffree also responded to James' younger brother's post saying "Why does everyone act so tough over the internet?" With "Why is your brother a predator?? Why'd you really move back to NYC? Exactly. Shut the fuck up."

Lastly, in Tati's video, she states "You were talking in detail about things you wanted to do to the waiter. And when I said "James he's straight" your response was "Doesn't matter I'm a celebrity." SO FREAKING GROSS. And you said it in front of my family." Since this, numerous videos with people's experience with Charles and his sexual comments have surfaced.

In the initial videos, Westbrook posted a 40-minute video with no ads, meaning she was not paid and spoke her story. Charles responded with an eight-minute video which is seemingly staged and scripted and included three paid ads. Again, using his platform for the wrong things.

At this point in time, it is unclear if Charles will lose any professional brand deals from this. His palette collab with morphe is currently still for sale on and at Morphe. Charles apparel line Sisters Apparel line has been taken down. The brand was manufactured by Killer Merch, which is backed by Jeffree Star. However, it is unclear if Star had anything to do with the removal.

Since the "James Charles is canceled party" began after Tati's video, fans everywhere have begun taking matters into their hands with their James Charles palettes.

Overall, Tati has proven to be the adult, and speaking facts on the situation, with new drama coming from both sides and its supporters each day.

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