YouTuber Shane Dawson Catches Heat Over Willow Smith ‘Masturbation’ Clip

June 29, 2020

 

*YouTuber Shane Dawson is catching heat for appearing to masturbate to a poster of Willow Smith when she was just 11 years old.

Dawson, 31, who recently posted an apology video for being a racist, is under fire for pretending to pleasure himself to the image of pre-teen Willow. 

As noted by Page Six, Dawson is 12 years older than Will Smith’s daughter, who is now 19.

Both Willow’s mother Jada Pinkett Smith and brother Jaden called him out on Twitter. 

“To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses,” Jada wrote on Twitter. 

“SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU. YOU SEXUALIZING AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO HAPPENS TO BE MY SISTER,” wrote Jaden in all caps. “IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM FUNNY AND NOT OKAY IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT.”


Hours before this clip surfaced online, Dawson posted a video of him apologizing using stereotypes and blackface in his “comedy” skits. 

“I made a video six years ago talking about it, and I gave excuses and I knew it was wrong and I knew I would never want to do it again, but I didn’t do the work,” he said. “I didn’t actually look into the history of it and why it’s so wrong and why people were so upset.”

“I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be Black, and see this white f–king guy do blackface, and the whole internet at that time being like, ‘LOL!'” he continued. “That’s insane and I am so sorry.”

 

As for using the N-word, Dawson said, “Me as a white person wearing a wig and playing a character and doing stereotypes and saying the n-word is probably what I should have probably lost my career for, at the time. And there’s no amount of apologizing that can take it away.”

“I’m sorry that I added to the normalization of blackface or the normalization of saying the n-word,” he said. “No it’s not okay. And it’s not a funny word especially for a white person to say.”

He also acknowledged “all the racism” he “put onto the internet.”

“At this point realizing how many people I’ve hurt, or how many people I’ve inspired to say awful things or do anything awful, to finally just own up to all of this and be accountable is worth losing everything to me,” Dawson said.

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