Shane Dawson demonetized on YouTube amid reckoning for racist videos, beauty guru drama

YouTube demonetizes all 3 of Shane Dawson’s channels indefinitely in response to racist videos and the sexualization of minors on the platform.

7/1/2020 2:05:00 AM

YouTube demonetizes all 3 of Shane Dawson’s channels indefinitely in response to racist videos and the sexualization of minors on the platform.

Dawson was accused Tuesday of masterminding an attempt to discredit James Charles, a YouTuber who rose to fame as a teenager by creating makeup videos.

.The platform has suspended the ability to monetize views with ads on Dawson’s three channels indefinitely, according to YouTube. Dawson, who has been on the platform for more than 15 years, has been considered one of YouTube’s biggest creators and occasionally dubbed the “

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King of Youtube.”But in recent weeks, Dawson has been called to task over his past behavior, including racist sketches that featured blackface, a video that showed him sexually gratifying himself to a poster of an 11-year-old Willow Smith, and accusations that he worked to orchestrate the cancellation of another content creator.

On Friday, Dawson made a 20-minute long video addressing his racist videos and the times he made jokes about pedophilia, acknowledging that his previous apologies were not enough.He said that he was sorry for contributing to the normalization of blackface and the N-word, realizing his sketches made his young audience believe those things were funny when they were not.

“Blackface was something I did a lot — like, I did it a lot on my channel — and there’s no excuse for it. There’s literally no excuse,” Dawson said. “I made a video six years ago talking about it and I gave excuses. And I knew it was wrong, I never wanted to do it again, but I didn’t do the work. I didn’t actually look into the history of it and why it’s so wrong, and why people were so upset.”

The 31-year-old internet celebrity told his audience that he made the attempts at humor instead of dealing with his own personal issues and past childhood traumas, which he admits he shouldn’t have done.“When I say I hate that person, I mean it in the most intense way possible. I hate that person so much,” Dawson said. “That person was filled with sadness, filled with anger about their own issues, in the closet, constantly projecting on others. I don’t know ... that person is someone I don’t like seeing.”

At the end of the video,entitled “Taking Accountability,”he briefly mentions another wave of backlash against him brewing on the platform and social media. Dawson has been accused online of masterminding an attempt to discredit James Charles, a 21-year-old YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame as a teenager by creating makeup videos.

Last year,in which she said she was disassociating with Charles because she had been having problems with his behavior, finding him inconsiderate and often offensive.Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.

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Creep . . .i remember him having alot to say about Michael Jackson after that joke of a 'documentary' this time last year. interesting. it truly seems that 'those who yell the loudest have the most skeletons in their closets' after all. 🧐 🤔 can y’all tweet about something that matters like this shit will still be trending tomorrow morning i promise

What about JeffreeStar 👊 Oh NOW THEY GET HIM LMAO People have to stop putting others like him on a high platform. Most if not all of these influencers, TikTok 'stars' or YouTubers are nothing. Don’t forget about the pedophilia! It’s not sexualisation of minors — it’s called pedophilia!!!!! Good, next up jackass star please as well as Jake Paul.

2020 PRESIDENTIAL CARD FOR AMERICA VOTERS ☀ He should be in jail! He should be glad it ain’t retroactive Those poor miners. Demonetize ◀️cancel This is prove nothing last forever in this life. Be cautious and respect others. Jake Paul is still ok though? Give me a break jeez all this shit happened years ago, let it go already lol, he apologized, what else do you dumbasses need lol

GOOD. And see if any charges can brought for this deviant creep. BWAAAAA HAAA HAAA HAAA THEY EATING THEMSELVES. HOW DELICIOUS. Every single person without exemption is a part of the solution OR part of the problem! CHOOSE! Good. Neither Shane nor Jeffree deserve to have a YouTube channel, make up line, etc. I now understand why Nate left, too. They’re racist, deceitful, manipulative and predatory. And clearly experts at projecting! So done.

As I read the headline of this article, I'm asking myself who Shane Dawson is. No idea. Delete his channels wtf angelikaoles shanedawson I suggest you not talk about Tati...... wasn't Shane Dawson once a normal person ? Good. Sick motherfu*ker. Everything he does is just for attention. I never actively searched for any of his videos & might have watched one once. Don't remember if I finished it. I don't know if his depraved behavior is on purpose & don't care. He can go away.

petermonn YouTube is rapid with pedophilia. This won't hurt him, he is already a millionaire. Should have acted sooner. Could this be the end of Shane Dawson? Really? SusanWojcicki doesn’t seem to think so. Is she a pervert too Never got into watching him. Now I'm glad. super strange to me how many sick racist sexist pigs become youtube stars - i do not believe this happens organically

Only took 10 years... This has to have been planned lol .... who? Who? indefinite demonetization gotta ring to it. SandersKennedy_ ThreeDailey Very late movement He had done every terrible thing over the years and Youtube didn’t take his videos down. It’s now when people brought them back that they finally acted. After even giving him roles in their original YouTube content

Good... He is a pedophile

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