The Beauty Community is a mess rn, so good luck to anyone trying to make sense of it. For those of you who aren’t aware, we’re living through Dramageddon III right now – or at least that’s the general consensus on Twitter.
Dramageddon kicked off in 2018 after beauty YouTubers, Laura Lee and Manny MUA were cancelled when racist tweets of theirs were exposed.
This was then followed by Dramageddon II in May last year, when beauty vlogger, Tati Westbrook, posted her infamous “Bye Sister” video on YouTube. In it, she called out fellow makeup guru and protégé, James Charles, for his super problematic antics. If you want more info, read up on Dramageddon I and II here, cause it’s a lot.
Since then, even more shit has gone down:
Tati has copped a heap of abuse online; James Charles lost three million subscribers in 24 hours; Jeffree Star inserted himself into the narrative with some Tweets, calling Charles a “danger to society” and a “predator”; and somehow Shane Dawson is involved too?
Oh and so is Trisha Paytas? Can someone create one of those investigation boards so that I can see how all of these people are involved? Kthx.
Strap Yourselves In For Dramageddon III, Folks
Me changing my opinion about tati, jeffree, shane and james every two seconds because I don’t know who’s speaking the truth at this point pic.twitter.com/QsmMrI7v2i
— Carly (@bigtattas69) June 30, 2020
Tati, James, and Jeffree’s videos all received millions of views each. Everyone wanted to know the tea. I’ll be honest, I watched all of their videos last year because I love drama on YouTube, but then kinda forgot that it all happened.
A lot of names have been tossed around for this latest instalment of drama. Some people on Twitter we’re now in Dramageddon II, others say Dramageddon III. And I’ve also seen Karmageddon and Sistergeddon getting traction too. So you’re forgiven if you’re a tad lost, cause honestly same
Early this morning, Tati posted a follow up video to the drama from last year called “Breaking My Silence”, and BOY OH BOY was it a lot. Watch it for yourself here, but be prepared: it goes for 40 minutes and there’s a lot of tears and looking off into the distance. Get the popcorn ready, friends.
Twitter Is SAVAGE But I’m Here For It
I’m still over here trying to unpack it all, which is super difficult to do now that Tati has removed her original video from last year. But in the meantime, Twitter has delivered the goods. Here are some of the best Twitter reacts to Dramageddon part III.
I really don’t care about Tati, Jeffree, and Shane drama.
Me as soon as Tati, Jeffree and Shane are trending. pic.twitter.com/A0QnQgrObP
— not chosen (@drinchester) July 1, 2020
RYLAND OUTHERE TALKING ABOUT THE MILLIONS TATI MADE WITH HER VITAMINS BUT BITCH HE FORGETTING BOUT THE MILLIONS SHANE MADE OUT OF HIS PALETTE, THE DRAMA, BLACKFACE AND HIS RACIST BFF pic.twitter.com/e6ZvGpMM0E
— Queen B (@TheBigestFandom) July 1, 2020
Can we talk about how this was Shane’s first reaction to Tati and not to him being accused of being a racist/pedophile pic.twitter.com/PIYNBqmuNk
— ⁷ ☾ (@thatsocharliee) July 1, 2020
#Tati I never thought there would come a day Shane Dawson reminds me of Nikocado avocado
— ._. (@Death_2_Toby) July 1, 2020
me sitting on twitter seeing Trisha just shaded Tati , Shane has pedo allegations, Tati makes a video about Shane and Jeffree and is friends with James again like damn everyone wildin pic.twitter.com/02Ci9wETmA
— kaylaisbum (@kaylaisbum) July 1, 2020
Welcome to Karmageddon, we have…
Tati: *releases a video about how shane dawson and jeffree star manipulated her* *is lawsuit-ready*
Shane: “wait wait wait, lemme pour more gasoline–” *big sad*
Ryland: *screaming into the void*
Jeffree Star: pic.twitter.com/QmrekuuCaS
— ❦•𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪•❦ (@OliviaNewEin) July 1, 2020
Shane is really screaming at the tv thinking #tati can hear him eye-
AND ISNT HE A GROWN ASS MAN??? pic.twitter.com/bs1zGY4GpD
— 𝓃𝒾𝓃𝒶 (@bratphobicluv) July 1, 2020
The whole Jeffree, Shane and Tati drama explained in one image pic.twitter.com/tJNrU1vJlT
— Levinge 🥀 (@LevingeArt) June 30, 2020
Omg Tati pulled an uno reverse card and exposed Shane & Jeffree. James teamed up with Tati, even though she exposed him last year. Ryland and Shane responded so quick and said Tati is lying, but took him 15 years to address racism, pedophilia. Let me just— pic.twitter.com/Isets4xELZ
— Jay Em (@JayEmStark) July 1, 2020
The fact that Shane Dawson isn’t losing as many subscribers as James Charles did during dramageddon, despite VERY CLEAR evidence of racism and predatory behaviour, is shocking to me.
— #NOJUSTICENOPEACE (@tanya_jadee) June 27, 2020
me: could literally not give less of a fuck about this dramageddon mess
also me the moment tati uploaded a video about it: pic.twitter.com/7u8UlaSAa2
— My Name Is Chapel (@mynameischapel) June 30, 2020
screw it, let’s put shane and jeffree and tati and all the others from dramageddon one in a big brother house and watch them sort this shit out
— Dustin Dailey ♏️ (@ThreeDailey) June 24, 2020
Literally every ‘dramageddon’ involves mostly men despite this community being female centric. The top creators – and top instigators of negativity – have always been men. Logging out. Fuck the patriarchy.
— Chloe (@ChloeMorello) June 28, 2020
the comments on tati’s video are giving me life. #dramageddon #tati #shanedawson #jeffreestar #jamescharles 👀 pic.twitter.com/cIuyFXm5JA
— mariana 🦋 (@hq_mariana) June 30, 2020
Me explaining dramageddon 2.0 and the current karmageddon and how jabadeedabadoo starship is literally the common denominator EVERY TIME shit goes down to my boyfriend who absolutely does not care about youtube drama pic.twitter.com/t8tdCfMEAz
— #blacklivesmatter (@emalansi) June 30, 2020
A screen grab from the saga of Tati, Shane, Jeffree, and James Charles.#Dramageddon #Karmageddon pic.twitter.com/pMNpydQmuu
— Audrey (@irritatedotcom) June 30, 2020
Image Source: Instagram (Jeffree Star @jeffreestar, Shane Dawson @shanedawson, Tati Westbrook @glamlifeguru)