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Shane Dawson (b. Shane Lee Yaw, July 19, 1988 ) is an entertainer currently struggling to stay afloat against the cancel culture undertow. As one of the top content creators on Youtube (over 20M subs), it remains to be seen whether Shane will be protected by Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki for being too big to fail. As of this writing his youtube channels are reportedly demonetized.
Shane’s content being retroactively branded as problematic is nothing new, but the difference this time was that unlike other casualties in the Woke Wars. a prominent Hollywood family kicked Shane’s shit in. And because people who actually matter, i.e., exceptional Hollywood celebs are screeching, all the accusations previously lobbed against Dawson are resurfacing on social media. People are listening this time.
The catalyst for this shit storm is a short clip from the early 2010s where Shane pretends to masturbate to a poster of actress Willow Smith (b. Oct 31, 2000), who is pictured circa age 11. Willow is the daughter of perennial A-lister Will Smith. Willow’s mother Jada and brother Jayden blasted Shane on Twitter for this decade-old footage, with Jayden also pointing out that Shane had done “blackface” comedy skits in the past. From there the story gained mainstream media attention.
Shane Dawson's apology
After his Twitter lashing, Dawson whipped up a somber apology video, and was quiet for a few days. Beauty influencer Tati Westbook then released a video accusing Shane Dawson (along with Jeffree Star) of manipulating her into smearing James Charles with the presumed objective of diminishing James Charles’s brand as competition for market share in the beauty biz. This may sound like typical Beauty Influencer Drama but it was more serious than that because James Charles was accused of "predatory" behavior with other young men. Shortly after Tati's video apologizing to James/dragging Shane & J* video went up, Shane went live on Instagram, offering real-time commentary as he watched Tati's video. Shane said her tears were fake and that she was lying, as Tati cried about having been sexually assaulted in the past. Clips from the IG live were featured on mainstream “news” outlets including Entertainment Tonight.
As for financial repercussions, Shane's videos are currently demonetized; his cosmetics have been pulled from Morphe stores, and Target announced they would no longer be carrying Dawson’s books in store or online. In a subtle move that spoke volumes, Jeffree Star’s company Killer Merch has elected to restock Shane Dawson’s branded apparel. This would suggest Jeffree supports Shane, although Jeffree Star has not commented publicly on Shane’s scalping.
Why so scandalous?
Over the years Shane has made several videos featuring characters that promote ethnic stereotypes, some of his song parodies are culturally insensitive, and he has done blackface a few times. Literally no one cares (but it's all itt).
There's so much to get into here, and most of it comes down to OW THE EDGE, and Shame MERELY PRETENDING to be a pedophile/zoophile and that he has moved on from that "edgy" style of "comedy." But if you joke about fucking kids for years, what can you expect? Play games win prizes.
Back in October 2018 Shane, along with other big name youtubers were criticized for shilling the therapy app Better Help (KF thread here). Capitalizing on the emotional immaturity and potential psychological fragility of their young fanbases, youtubers had paid sponsorships, made videos shilling the service, and advertised BetterHelp referral codes encouraging fans to join up. Thanks in large part to Amberlynn Reid (threads 1, 2) it was uncovered that unlicensed professionals were treating and diagnosing clients. Unlike other big names (including Keemstar and Philip DeFranco) who posted mea culpa videos and vowed to stop promoting BetterHelp, Shane Dawson offered a dismissive "situation is being monitored" response to the BetterHelp backlash, and continued to shill for them. As of this writing his referral link is defunct but it's unclear whether his promo code still works i.e. still nets him money.
Initially this was just a joke at the bottom the post. But now there's footage of him putting his mouth on a dog's dick or whatever. Still MERELY PRETENDING I'm sure. But there's enough now for this to be its own subsection. He can't keep his mouth/dick away from the family pets it seems. Cat fucker. (archive)
Shane Dawson Beginnings & Timeline
Shane started a Youtube channel in 2008 at age 19, and for several years his content consisted of shitty sketch comedy and parody music videos. In 2015 Shane started producing Conspiracy documentaries, which are now his most popular content. Shane has also produced documentaries about other Youtubers, including Tana Mongeaux and Jake Paul. In the fall of 2019 Shane Dawson collaborated with makeup mogul Jeffree Star (KF thread here) in releasing a hugely successful line of cosmetics for Jeffree’s brand. Shane and Jeffree portray a close relationship to the public, though it’s questionable how genuine their friendship is offscreen. Of note, Jeffree Star has been accused of far worse than Shane Dawson and remains unbothered. But perhaps Shane will be unbothered too, after a week or so? No one cares about Hollywood celebrities anymore and Shane has an enormous fanbase. In the meantime, talk about Shane here
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Thanks to @weedsneaker13 for help.