Jun 30, 2020
Shane Dawson streamed his live reaction to Tati Westbrook's video where she claimed he and Jeffree Star manipulated her into starting the 2019 beauty guru war
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Former friends Tati Westbrook and Shane Dawson. Tati Westbook/ YouTube, Shane Dawson / Instagram
- Shane Dawson started streaming on Instagram Live while watching the explosive new video Tati Westbrook uploaded to her YouTube channel Tuesday.
- Westbrook claimed Dawson and Jeffree Star manipulated her into releasing her "Bye Sister" video that cause Dramageddon 2. 0 in May 2019 and led to James Charles losing 3 million subscribers.
- Dawson yelled that Westbrook was being manipulative as he paced around his home.
- He also said she was fake crying.
- His fiancée Ryland Adams can be heard shouting at him to get off the livestream in the background, which he did after about a minute.
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Shane Dawson was watching along with the rest of the beauty community as soon as Tati Westbrook uploaded her explosive video to her YouTube channel called "BREAKING MY SILENCE ..."
In the video, Tati claimed that Dawson and Jeffree Star "gaslit" her into releasing her now-infamous "Bye Sister" video in May 2019, where she called out James Charles for what she alleged was inappropriate behavior around straight men and being a bad friend. Jeffree Star added his own unsubstantiated allegations, claiming that Charles was a "predator." The situation that unfolded was dubbed Dramageddon 2.0, and it tore the beauty community apart.
Westbrook said she and Charles have now made up since they looked at each other's DMs shortly after Dawson's beauty series came out. She says she believes they had both been manipulated as part of a publicity stunt for Dawson and Star's Conspiracy makeup line.
Dawson went on Instagram Live to react to what he was watching, which over 250,000 people immediately joined. He paced around his home and said "Oh my God" over and over for the minute he was on.
"This person, literally, Oh my God," he said, as Westbrook's voice plays in the background. "Oh my god, I need to get through this video..."
Clearly distressed, he claimed that Westbrook is the one who is twisting what actually happened.
"You are so manipulative," he said. "You're fake crying. You are fake crying, that is not real. Oh my god."—Kavos (@KavosYT) June 30, 2020
Dawson's fiancée Ryland Adams is also heard talking to him and tells him to get off the Live. He ended the livestream after about a minute, but then tweeted: "THIS IS A F---ING LIE AND IM LOSING MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!"
Shane Dawson / Twitter
Adams then tweeted about it himself, calling Westbrook a "master class in￼ manipulation."
"Make no mistake. This 40 year old woman choose to post a video on her own accord," he wrote. "She riled up Shane before doing so to have one of the biggest creators backing her in the chance this all backfired."
He continued, saying Dawson would have put out a video "exposing James had he felt so inclined."
"Hope you enjoy those sold out vitamins that made you millions in minutes from Shane's support you two faced liar," he said.—Ryland Adams (@Ryland_Adams) June 30, 2020
One year after the beauty YouTuber war burned their community to the ground, new battle lines have been drawn between the growing stars that started it all
A beauty guru says he's cutting ties with Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson after feeling like he was 'being used as a Black boy' and being 'manipulated'
Shane Dawson aggressively called out 'dramatic gurus' in the beauty community after speculation over his role in the explosive feud between James Charles and Tati Westbrook
One of Shane Dawson's closest friends unfollowed Jeffree Star on Instagram after the Conspiracy Palette creator criticized his business partner
Morphe has removed Shane Dawson's makeup range from its online store after he was accused of sexualizing Willow Smith as a minor and wearing blackface
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Hate hoax once again: Former county political candidate admits writing racist letter he claimed was left in his mailbox
A former commissioner candidate for Umatilla County, Oregon, admitted to police that he wrote a racist letter to himself that he had claimed was left in his mailbox, the East Oregonian reported.What are the details?
The outlet said Jonathan Lopez previously posted a photo of the typed letter to Facebook, stating he'd received the letter but held "no resentment for whomever wrote this."Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said Jonathan Lopez, a recent candidate for Umatilla County commissioner, has… https://t.co/Jdu0VWuAUq — East Oregonian (@East Oregonian)1594066811.0
The letter — which he said he found June 23 — begins with "Mr. Lopez" and follows with racist statements such as, "Don't waste your time trying to become anything in this county we will make sure you never win and your family suffers along with all the other f****** Mexicans in the area!" KEPR-TV reported.
The East Oregonian said the letter also contained homophobic and misogynist slurs. There were also subtle threats, such as "Umatilla County kills [redacted] like you and are dumped in the fields and river. That's why our crops are the best!" The letter was signed, "Sincerely, America!"
Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston on Monday told the outlet that Lopez confessed verbally and in writing to writing the letter. Edmiston added to the East Oregonian that the case would be forwarded to the Umatilla County district attorney's office for initiating a false report — a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon.
Edmiston told KEPR police had been conducting a criminal investigation for intimidation in the second degree until Lopez admitted to fabricating the letter.
"This investigation is particularly frustrating as we are in the midst of multiple major investigations while battling a resource shortage due to the current pandemic," the chief told the East Oregonian. "The time spent on this fictitious claim means time lost on other matters, not to mention it needlessly adds to the incredible tension that exists in our nation today. As a lifelong resident of this diverse community, I'm disgusted someone would try to carelessly advance their personal ambitions at the risk of others."
More from the outlet:Edmiston said his department was also forwarding information to the district attorney's office about possibly fraudulent statements in Lopez's entry in the May 2020 voter's guide about his background and education. Those claims were also reported in the East Oregonian leading up to the election.
Edmiston also alleged that HPD has learned that Lopez never served in the U.S. Coast Guard as stated, which would be a violation of the 2013 Stolen Valor Act. Lopez has not provided documentation to the East Oregonian to confirm his claim of Coast Guard service when asked.
Lopez ran for a seat on the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners during the May 2020 primary and placed fourth, the East Oregonian said, adding that he's also a member of the city of Hermiston's Hispanic Advisory Committee.
Lopez has removed his public Facebook profile, KEPR reported. His website, lopez4umatillaco.com, also was down Wednesday.Encore, encore!
As TheBlaze has extensively reported, hoaxes perpetrated to draw attention to social issues aren't uncommon. In June a black man was charged with tagging the campus of Salisbury University in Maryland with racist graffiti five times between last October and February of this year, which authorities characterized as a "hate crime." Here's a look at 20 recent hate crime hoaxes.