YouTuber Shane Dawson is not any stranger to controversy, however a video of him making inappropriate gestures towards a poster of Willow Smith has critically enraged the web. The truth is, the resurfaced footage has prompted nearly all the Smith household to him out by way of social media for his gross sexualization of a kid.
So what occurred with Shane Dawson that concerned Willow Smith?
Shane was as soon as once more beneath fireplace after rapper Jaden Smith and his actress mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, referred to as Shane out on Twitter for an outdated video that resurfaced. The footage confirmed Shane making sexual gestures at a poster of Willow Smith — who was solely 11 years outdated on the time.
The tweets got here after Shane posted a 20-minute video on Friday, titled Taking Accountability, in an try and apologize for his problematic previous actions, together with blackface, racial slurs, and jokes about pedophilia.
“SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU.” Jaden wrote in all caps on Twitter. “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.”
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 (@jaden) June 27, 2020
“This Man Was Additionally Doing Black Face On The Common,” Jaden continued in one other tweet. “As The Youth We Want To Assist Creators Who Assist Us And Our Morals. This Is Not Okay.”
Jada, additionally used the platform to ship Shane a message of disgust. “To Shane Dawson … I’m finished with the reasons,” she tweeted on June 27, prompting followers to take the household’s facet and “cancel” Shane, who’s had an enormous profession on YouTube since 2008.
To Shane Dawson … I’m finished with the reasons.
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 27, 2020
Previous to the apology, an audio clip from his podcast surfaced that left folks involved. Within the clip, Shane referenced a 6-year-old lady as “attractive.”
He then went on to justify pedophilia, saying, “Right here’s my factor. Individuals have foot fetishes. Individuals have fetishes about, you recognize, all the pieces. Fantastic, all people do you factor. So why is it when someone appears at… googles ‘bare child’ on Google and jerks off to it, they will get arrested? I don’t perceive that.”
“I’ve finished numerous issues in my previous that I hate, that I want I might make go away, that I attempted to make go away by deleting movies, or untagging my Instagram, actually doing no matter I can to fake these issues did not occur,” Shane stated in his apology video. “As a result of sure, I apologized for lots of them, however I am 31, nearly 32. These apologies suck. I do not know who that particular person is anymore.”
Within the apology video, Shane particularly make clear the truth that he spent numerous time making jokes and references to pedophilia.
“They made it look like I used to be speaking about it prefer it was regular. I should not have been joking about it anyhow,” he stated. “That is one thing I’ve addressed earlier than. My childhood — I’ve had numerous ache, I’ve had numerous points with my household. I took that ache, and I turned it into jokes.”
Shane continued, “As an alternative of joking about them, I ought to’ve gone to remedy. I might by no means speak about a baby in any manner that was inappropriate. That’s disgusting. That’s gross. That’s one thing I did for shock worth. I promise that’s not me.”
Shane had been trending on Twitter for a couple of days earlier than his apology video and it was clear that folks weren’t going to let him slide this time. Many individuals imagine that is the top of Shane’s profession, and the YouTuber himself appears to be calling it quits.
“I deleted all the pieces. I’m finished,” he wrote on Twitter. “For many who needed me to ‘deal with it’ I did. I’m positive u can discover it reposted someplace. However I don’t need this power in my life or on my timeline. I’m too delicate for this sh-t and I’m finished.”
You understand what? We expect we converse for loads of folks after we say: good riddance.