Shane Dawson removes videos that had over 343 million views
After almost 16 months, Shane Dawson returned to YouTube this year. However, things are not looking good for him. Recently, his followers noticed that he deleted videos worth 343 million views from YouTube. Previously, he faced a lot of backlash when fans noticed problematic content on his channel. From making racist jokes to pedophilia, he was accused of all. Similarly, Jaden Smith called him out when he made inappropriate remarks about Willow Smith. This led to YouTube demonetizing his channels and him stepping away from creating.
Despite being a successful YouTuber, Shane Dawson could not stay away from controversies
He began his career at the mere age of 19. By 2010, he had almost half a billion views on YouTube. However, no amount of money or success could save Shane Dawson from getting canceled. In 2020, many followers dug up his old problematic videos and bashed him for it. According to them, Shane Dawson used N-word and other racist slurs. At the same time, he used blackface to portray Wendy Williams and Chris Brown. Similarly, an old audio snippet from a podcast, Shane and Friends emerged which made matters worse. According to it, Shane Dawson joked about s**ually abusing his cat.
After that, he came under fire when he objectified Willow Smith who was underage at that time
In an old video, Shane Dawson is seen moaning while Willow Smith’s song, Whip My Hair is played in the background. At the time, Willow was just 11 years old. This led to her mother and brother calling out Shane. In a tweet, Jaden Smith wrote:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Jada Smith wrote that she was done with his excuses.
Recently, Shane Dawson deleted a major chunk of his YouTube videos.
After the backlash he received, Shane Dawson took a hiatus from YouTube for 16 months. In a video titled Taking Accountability, he addressed all the accusations. While talking about them, he accepted that he mostly used racist slurs and jokes for views. At the same time, he apologized for his past behavior and wanted to start again. A few days back, many of his subscribers noticed that Shane Dawson had removed a lot of his old videos. These videos had 343 million views. However, he had to remove the problematic content to begin again.
Although Dawson is trying to make a comeback, it cannot be said with certainty that he will be successful. With every passing day, people tend to move forward and find some other influencer to follow.