Technology YouTube suspends ads on Shane Dawson channels over old racist videos
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All three of Shane Dawson’s popular YouTube channels will not be able to earn advertising revenue for an indefinite period of time,.
The move comes after a number of old videos on Dawson’s channels came under scrutiny for featuringcontent. One video, in particular, has Dawson making sexual comments about a then-11-year-old Willow Smith, which led to Jada Pinkett Smith and Jaden Smith publicly calling out Dawson on Twitter.
The length of Dawson’s monetization suspension is indefinite but not permanent, according to Tubefilter. Dawson’s past behavior, which garnered a ton of attention over the last few days, was enough for YouTube to take action even though the videos are years old, Tubefilter reports. The affected channels include Shane (22.5 million subscribers), Shane Dawson TV (8.4 million subscribers), and Shane Glossin (3.7 million subscribers). The Verge has reached out to YouTube for more information.
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Although Dawson’s use of blackface in past videos has been brought up before, the creator faced new criticism afteraddressing his past behavior. Dawson said in the video that he used to use blackface “a lot,” noting that while he tried to excuse the behavior a few years ago, he’s trying to take accountability now.
“I don’t even fully know how to apologize because it seems like something that is irredeemable,” Dawson says in the new video. “It’s something that I shouldn’t be able to get out of — I should lose everything for that.”
Although YouTube is taking action, it’s not permanent. Dawson is one of the platform’s most popular creators, but YouTube seems to be making an example out of Dawson’s past while protecting the creator community and the company. Many of these videos were put on YouTube years ago, also prompting questions about why YouTube didn’t take action before. Companies like Targetthey’re removing Dawson’s books from their shelves.
Other creators, includingand , have also come forward over the last few days to apologize for using racist and stereotypical depictions while playing characters in their past videos. Marbles announced she was leaving YouTube last week. Dawson hasn’t said what he plans to do.
“A lot of that is stuff you will probably never forgive me for, and you may not have known about those old videos, I 100 percent understand,” Dawson said in his recent video.
A YouTube drama reporter claimed the police were investigating Shane Dawson's old videos. Now he's facing backlash of his own. .
The LA Sheriff's Department confirmed to Insider there is no investigation into Shane Dawson. Kennedy sent the LASD videos from Dawson's channel.Now a well-known "drama YouTuber" is mired in controversy after sending the videos to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) and reporting on the so-called "investigation" on his YouTube channel. Sanders Kennedy, 31, a self-proclaimed entertainment reporter with a popular YouTube drama channel, confirmed to Insider that he sent the videos to the police, days after he tweeted about doing so.