Fans Think Emma Chamberlain Shaded James Charles In New Interview
Uhhh, YouTube drama alert! Emma Chamberlain opened up about feeling betrayed by fellow YouTubers in a recent interview with W Magazine and some fans are thinking that she’s referencing fellow YouTube star James Charles who she recently broke ties with, it seems.
In the interview, Emma gets real about the isolation she felt after she made the decision to quit high school and focus on vlogging full time. The 18-year-old star says that she reached out to fellow YouTubers “Not because I was like, Oh, my God, I want to be famous and hang out with this famous YouTuber. I wanted a social structure.” Emma continued to say that despite the fact she’s made some lifelong friends from the platform, she’s connected with lots of YouTubers who didn’t have good intentions. “I’ve been backstabbed multiple times — literally, at least 10, just off the top of my head — by other YouTubers, and it’s awful,” she said.
oh my god. i’m speechless and unbelievably proud of the woman @emmachamberlain is becoming. she is doing big things, while people continue to bash her and tear her down. i literally cried reading this bc im so excited to see how she changes the world- more than she already has.
— emma chamberlain fan account ✨ (@chambieslaugh) June 10, 2019
Some fans think this could be a reference to the recent drama between James Charles and Tati Westbrook that consumed the internet in May and lead to Emma (and like, everyone else) unfollowing James Charles on Instagram. The timeline seems to add up. The interview took place on Emma’s 18th birthday (May 22nd) which was just a handful of days after Tati uploaded her now-infamous video on May 10.
Since then, it seems like the split between Emma, James, and their tight-knit “sister squad” is pretty final — though some had been speculating it was long before the Tati scandal since James roasted the rest of the squad in a Coachella video with Tana Mongeau. The final nail in the coffin may be that on June 4, Emma uploaded a video entitled, “High School Dropouts Take Finals ft Dolan Twins.” The presence of the Dolan twins was pretty noteworthy since along with James and Emma, they composed the final part of the sister squad.
Both the Dolan twins and Youtuber Emma Chamberlain Upload videos together without James Charles & call themselves “Holy Trinity” after rumors of Sister Squad splitting pic.twitter.com/WPROOXJSUt
— insta: Exposingsceleb (222K) (@exposingsceleb) June 7, 2019
do the dolans and emma chamberlain really refer to themselves as the holy trinity now that they kicked james charles out of the squad i'm dead
— beena (@cursivethought) June 7, 2019
— naty (@girlchambie) June 4, 2019
Understandably, fans went pretty crazy to see this confirmation of the fact that the once-powerful YouTube squad was officially dead, but we can kind of see where Emma is coming from. In the notorious tea filled YouTube world, Emma steers pretty clear from all the drama, and James Charles seems like nothing if not a drama magnet.
RIP the Sister Squad. Long live the Holy Trinity?