Why is Zara Larsson Apologizing to James Charles?
What happened between Charles and Westbrook?
Basically, Westbrook and Charles were close friends until Charles posted sponsored content for Sugar Bear Hair. While the post itself was pretty normal, the problem was that Sugar Bear Hair is a direct competitor of Westbrook’s Halo Beauty products.
Westbrook then made a video, calling out Charles for the post and a lot more.
“This is more than just a sponsored post,” she said in her video. “It has layers. There’s so much going on with James Charles right now that I do not support. That I do not agree with. Fame, power, and a fat bank account will change almost anyone. And if you don’t have people who will tell you to your face that you’re doing the wrong things, you will change. I tried to be that person for you, I really tried. I don’t think there’s any getting through with you and I don’t want to be friends with you. I don’t want to be associated with you. And I need to say that publicly so that this chapter will be closed.”
One of the most damning allegations made against Charles was that he commonly sexually harassed straight men and liked to manipulate them.
What does Zara Larsson have to do with the feud?
After Westbrook’s allegations came to light, singer Zara Larsson took to Twitter to seemingly back up what Westbrook said.
“I’m cackling cause he hit up my boyfriend in the dms several times knowing damn well he’s straight,” Larsson said.
Once the tweet got over 100k retweets, Larsson felt like she needed to set things straight.
Larsson’s apology to Charles
Larsson recently took to her Instagram stories to apologize to Charles.
“When I wrote my tweet saying you hit up my boyfriend, I never in a million years expected it to blow up the way it did,” she wrote. “I feel extra bad considering the fact that I later on corrected myself and took down the tweet after my boyfriend talked to me and showed me the DM. It really wasn’t that bad.”
“Of course you’re allowed to flirt with people online, like I did, and to call someone beautiful in the comments is only nice! No harm done,” she continued.
While she was apologetic, Larsson still made it clear that she didn’t appreciate Charles hitting on her boyfriend.
“I do think it’s disrespectful though to try it with someone who is taken and I must admit I have a hard time believing you didn’t know that we were in a relationship since he posts about me.”
She also called Charles out for hitting on other straight men.
“What seems to be the thing here is that my boyfriend wasn’t the only one and that’s why I don’t condone that behavior,” she wrote. “You have for example previously tweeted saying that straight men will be the death of you etc which is concerning considering the fact that they will never give consent, since they don’t play for team D.”
Larsson has since deleted her tweets and the Instagram story is no longer available.