Shane Dawson's weak apology touches on deeper issues with racism in entertainment

Shane Dawson's weak apology touches on deeper issues with racism in entertainment

YouTuber Shane Dawson’s apology for racism and other inappropriate video content has backfired, though not quite unpredictably. 

On Friday, Dawson posted a 20-minute video apologizing for previous work in which he wore Blackface, used the N-word, and joked about pedophilia. The latter count includes an old clip in which Dawson pretends to masturbate to a photo of Willow Smith, who was 11 years old at the time.

Smith’s brother Jaden and mother Jada both responded on Twitter.

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.

— Jaden (@jaden) June 27, 2020 Read more…

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Shane Dawson's weak apology touches on deeper issues with racism in entertainment