Shane Lee Yaw who is professionally known as Shane Dawson is one of the most popular YouTubers with more than 19 million subscribers. He joined YouTube on September 22, 2005, however, people started criticizing him, and cancel Shane Dawson started trending. But what was the reason? why did people suddenly start canceling him? what did he do?
For sure people don’t cancel their idol without any reason. On June 27, 2020, Dawson even released a video where he said, “it’s me sitting at home thinking the whole world hates me” and he apologized for everything he did to hurt anyone. So what did he really do? why did he apologize? we will find out in this article.
What happened to Shane Dawson?
Many YouTubers claimed that Shane’s downfall or cancelation was coming because of his content. He used to be a fan-favorite YouTuber who was known and had fans worldwide. As mentioned his downfall started because of his content however, his downfall started after June 2020.
To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 27, 2020
Because of his content, he has been involved in various controversies but people started criticizing his actions after he posted a video where he was making improper gestures on the poster of then-11-year-old Willow Smith. Certainly, fans were really hurt by his action and more than that Jada as a mother of Willow was furious and she wrote on Twitter,
“To Shane Dawson”, the actress wrote, “I’m done with the excuses.”
Jaden Smith, Willow’s brother was more furious with Dawson and he also called Dawson out on Twitter and said, “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”
After that, many people attacked him on the internet for his other pedophilia and racist jokes, and in response, Shane wrote on Twitter that he has deleted all the old content and apologized for his immature and inappropriate actions in a video which he released on June 26, 2020.
After he remained underground for a while until October 2021 when he released a new video where he talked about his past actions and how embarrassed he is because of those immature actions. He said in the video,
“All of that. Awful. Then it snowballed. If I talk about it how I really feel, people are going to say ‘oh you’re trying to get sympathy.’ I feel like people are going to hate me no matter what, and I kind of just have to accept it, I think part of me was upset because I made so much growth, and now I’m being canceled over things in the past, and that’s not me anymore…it made me realize that I can’t focus on what other people think of me…I learned a lot. I’m so happy it happened.”
Shane is back on YouTube after many months
As mentioned after he apologized for his past actions he remained underground and did not post any videos on YouTube for almost a year. He announced that he will be back on YouTube in June 2021 and he did return but it took him around four months to return since he announced. He officially made his comeback on October 7, 2021.
He has then been active on the platform however, he is not fully active as he posts videos and takes gaps for a month or more. His last video was uploaded a month back on April 20, 2022, which was titled “The Universe Is Broken”
Furthermore, he is now about to be a father. He revealed that he and his fiance, Ryland Adams had selected an egg donor which means that they will soon become fathers.
Do people still hate Shane?
No, the fact that he has over 19 million subscribers mean that most of his fans have forgiven him however, that does not mean everyone likes him. There is no person who is liked and loved by everyone, even if you always do a good deed still there will be some people who criticize and hate you.
So, in that sense, there are still people who attack him for his past actions. However, there are more people who like him than who hate him, and those who like him understand that people make mistakes but they all should get a second shot or another chance in life.
Moreover, he is not followed or has fans only on YouTube but he is followed by millions even on his other social media accounts like Instagram and Twitter. And if you guys are wondering how much his net worth is then it is estimated that he has a total net worth of $12 million.