Willow Smith’s family are shaming YouTuber Shane Dawson for an old video that resurfaced of him pretending to masturbate over a poster of the singer when she was 11 years old.The clip also shows the YouTube star sexualizing Willow’s lyrics to her 2011 hit song “Whip My Hair.”—J⭐+? = DANGERS TO SOCIETY (@KRMGDN) June 25, 2020 “SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU,” Willow’s brother Jaden Smith tweeted on Saturday.”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, 2020Meanwhile, Willow and Jaden’s mother Jada Pinkett Smith wrote: “To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.”—Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 27, 2020Jaden also called out the YouTuber for appearing in blackface in his past videos: “This Man Was Also Doing Black Face On The Regular. As The Youth We Need To Support Creators Who Support Us And Our Morals. This Is Not Okay.”—Jaden (@jaden) June 27, 2020Just a day before the controversy surrounding Willow, Dawson had posted an apology video on YouTube entitled “Taking Accountability” where he addressed his use of racial stereotypes, blackface, and pedophilia in past skits.”Blackface was something that I did a lot… on my channel. And there’s no excuse for it. There’s literally no excuse. I made a video six years ago talking about it and I gave excuses and it was wrong… But I didn’t do the work,” Dawson said.
“I didn’t actually look into the history of it and why it’s so wrong and why people were so upset.”He added: “I’m sorry that I added to the normalization of blackface or the normalization of saying the N-word.”It’s not a funny word. Especially for a white person to say.”On making jokes about pedophilia, Dawson said he “would never talk about a child in a way that is inappropriate.”
Dawson concluded that he was “willing to lose everything” because of his past comments.”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.” Insider has contacted representatives for Shane Dawson for comment. Read more:
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