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Shane Dawson: 5 Things To Know About The YouTuber Who Jada Pinkett & Jaden Smith Called Out

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A day after apologizing for blackface movies, Shane Dawson was beneath hearth for a resurfaced clip the place he sexualized then 11-year-old Willow Smith. Study extra in regards to the famed YouTube star.

Famed YouTuber Shane Dawson has been trending continuous on social media following his previous controversial movies, which Jada Pinkett Smith and her son Jaden Smith additionally referred to as him out for. The mother-son duo blasted the 31-year-old Youtube star for a resurfaced 2010 video that confirmed him touching himself inappropriately as he stared at a photograph of then 11-year-old Willow Smith as he sang “Whip My Hair.” Jada tweeted, “To Shane Dawson … I’m completed with the justifications,” whereas Jaden expressed his anger in a thread of posts.

“SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU. YOU SEXUALIZING AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO HAPPENS TO BE MY SISTER!!!!!! IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM FUNNY AND NOT OKAY IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT,” Jaden, 21, wrote on June 27.  The video comes only a day after he posed an apology video for racially insensitive movies — together with of him in blackface — to his channel. Study extra in regards to the YouTube star who's beneath hearth.

1. He’s one among YouTube’s earliest stars. Shane hit YouTube working with ShaneDawsonTV in 2018, and immediately turn into majorly fashionable. His earliest video, “Kermit the Frog and Me”, continues to be on his channel. However his most well-known early video was “Fred is Lifeless!” which has 25 million views. His star energy grew from there with film parodies, sketches, and later, documentaries.

2. He now hosts Conspiracy Collection with Shane Dawson. Presently, Shane is the host of a sequence that tackles famed conspiracy theories, together with the “actual” explanation for the harmful 2018 Woolsey and Camp Fires in California, that Walt Disney is frozen beneath the fort at Disneyland, and that youngsters are being brainwashed by darkish themes in cartoons. And that’s simply the primary episode. The second episode received a response from Chuck E. Cheese itself when he investigated the conspiracy that the children’ restaurant “recycles” its uneaten pizza and sells it once more to prospects.

3. He tried his hand at tv and music. Shane introduced in 2010 that he shot a 30-minute pilot referred to as SD Excessive. That ultimately fell by means of, however he revealed in 2011 that he was allegedly working with Adam Sandler‘s manufacturing firm, Completely happy Madison. He said in 2012 that he was engaged on a comedy-horror movie, and later that 12 months, revealed that he was set to direct a movie. Once more, in March 2012, he launched a debut single, “SUPERLUV!’ In June 2012 he launched a “breakup tune,” referred to as “The Trip Music”, and later that 12 months, “Wanna Make Love To You” hit charts.

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4. He has apologized after making jokes about bestiality. Shane apologized over Twitter on March 17 after audio from a 2015 podcast surfaced during which he joked that he carried out intercourse acts on his pet cat when he was 19. He issued a prolonged apology on Twitter, telling followers that he was completely joking, and that it was based mostly on a “dumb terrible sketch concept:

“I’ve by no means completed something bizarre with my cats, Shane tweeted. “I promised myself i wasn’t going to make apology movies after final years factor so i’m simply making an attempt to be as quick and trustworthy with this as doable. I’ve apologized many instances for all of the dumb shit i’ve stated in movies and podcasts over time. I’ve discovered my lesson again and again and Im extra assured now in my capability to be entertaining by simply being myself and never being so surprising for laughs. That story was pretend and was based mostly on a dumb terrible sketch concept I had years in the past that I by no means made (THANK GOD) and when the chance got here up for a humorous second within the podcast I advised it as if it was an actual story which was DISGUSTING and VERY VERY DUMB.

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“My aim with the podcast and with my movies years in the past was to inform surprising tales that may make folks giggle and scream ‘OMG NO U DIDNT!!’ and assume I used to be ‘soooo loopy.’ Embarrassing and I f**king hate myself for it. Now that I’m making stuff i like and I’m being myself it feels so significantly better and that i lastly really feel like I’m placing stuff out into the world which means one thing. I’m not saying I hate every part I’ve made over time. There’s so many issues I’m so happy with. However all of my offensive jokes, excessive tales, and insensitive jokes are one thing that also hang-out me and one thing I've to be confronted with day by day on the web. And it by no means will get simpler.

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“So I’m sorry for what i stated about my cat, I’m sorry for what I stated about something or anybody that was offensive, and I’m sorry for being somebody who thought being tremendous offensive and surprising on a regular basis was humorous. I’m sorry for my previous. However I’m actually to make it proper and I really feel like with out my previous I wouldn’t be who I'm in the present day and I wouldn’t have the ability to develop & spend my power on issues that really imply one thing. This has been the very best 2 years of my life & it’s as a result of I’ve been in a position to drop the act & be myself. And I’m sorry for not doing it sooner.”

5. He apologized for blackface movies. On June 26, Shane addressed his 23 million subscribers for previous controversial movies, together with a number of of him in blackface. “Blackface was one thing that I did lots of…there’s actually no excuse,” he defined. “I made a video six years in the past speaking about it, and I gave excuses and I knew it was incorrect and I knew I might by no means need to do it once more, however I didn’t do the work. I didn’t truly look into the historical past of it and why it’s so incorrect and why folks had been so upset…I’m so sorry,” he stated within the prolonged 20 minute clip.

“I’m sorry that I added to the normalization of blackface or the normalization of claiming the n-word,” Shane additionally stated, explaining his humorousness was rooted within the incorrect place. “No it’s not okay. And it’s not a humorous phrase particularly for a white particular person to say. Me as a white particular person sporting a wig and enjoying a personality and doing stereotypes and saying the n-word might be what I ought to have in all probability misplaced my profession for, on the time. And there’s no quantity of apologizing that may take it away,” he defined.

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