YouTuber James Charles has lost a million subscribers in the space of 48 hours after a series of allegations made against him have come to light.

The 19-year-old beauty vlogger has a gigantic, mostly teenage, audience, amassing a staggering 16million+ subscribers within the space of three years.

However, according to subscriber live count SocialBlade, the star has seen a decline in interest since his controversial appearance at the MET Gala last Monday – where he later made a post saying it was ‘a step forward for influencer representation’ in the media.

But it was his former friend Tati Westbrook’s scathing video which accused him of more problematic behaviour – in particular ‘turning straight men gay’ that caused cull of his subscriber count.

In just over two days, a million people have clicked away from the fashion star’s videos and unsubscribed.

To add to this, James came under fire even more online during Saturday morning, when he opted to turn up to a meet-and-greet in Australia nearly two hours late to make a video instead.

His Sisters world tour tickets, plus meet and greet, also caused uproar online by clocking in at up to $500 a ticket.

Those present at the event, which was to celebrate the launch of a pop-up store for his brand Sisters at Gold Coast’s Pacific Fair, said he then only spoke for seven minutes, thanking fans for waiting while he had ‘personal things to sort out’.

While the fans waited, James made and posted an apology video to Tati, acknowledging some of the claims that she made.

Among the allegations, Tati said: ‘You are using your fame, power and money to play with people’s emotions.

‘You’re threatening to ruin them and embarrass them, and you’re doing that to have them behave sexually in your favour even if they’re straight?’

Responding, James made direct apologies to Tati and her husband for letting them down after they acted like ‘parental figures’ for him in Los Angeles.

He said: ‘What sucks the most is that I know there’s nothing I can say or do to ever earn that friendship or trust back but I don’t blame them for it.’

‘A lot of the time when I’ve had to address things in the past, I’ve acted out of impulse and I’ve gone off and tried to pull receipts or facts or screenshots and play the victim and I’m not doing that today, I’m not. That is all I have to say, I’m sorry.’

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