James Charles has been named one of TIME’s 25 most influential people on the internet, joining the LGBT ally Ariana Grande, the newly-out rapper Lil Nas X, the K-Pop idols BTS, the sexually fluid rap star Cardi B, if to take the showbusiness world. But there were also some political figures, such as the POTUS Donald Trump and Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle. In May 2019 former mentor and fellow beauty blogger Tati Westbrook posted a 43 minute YouTube video calling out Charles for a number of alleged transgressions, including promoting a rival vitamin pill to her own on his Instagram Stories and sending sexually related text messages to men even if they were straight. Charles said that he had experienced “the darkest time” he had ever experienced after Westbrook suggested he had “tried to trick a straight man into thinking he’s gay.” Later Westbrook said that she and Charles communicated and decided to stop the war. She does not regret of ending her friendships with him, but she regrets about doing it this way, because it hurt him, her and a lot of other people.