Shane Dawson Controversy

Alyssa Matthewson, Staff Writer

Shane Dawson, a famous YouTuber who is mainly known for his “conspiracy theories” series on his channel, recently got into big trouble after he made a joke about molesting his cat. This received a lot of attention since it was rather more disturbing than funny and made him receive a lot of hate. He later claimed that the story he told was actually a skit he thought of a while back that resurfaced in his video. Dawson is known for making funny content like this, but maybe he pushed it a little farther than he should have. The YouTuber kept apologizing for the situation he created, not expecting his small joke to turn into a huge controversy.

Dawson has actually sparked a lot over many of his skits. In this specific video, he claimed to have done a sexual act on his cat. He apologizes by writing on Twitter: “I’ve apologized many times for all the dumb sh*t I’ve said in videos and podcasts over the years. I’ve learned my lesson over and over again and I’m more confident now in my ability to be entertaining by just being myself and not being so shocking for laughs.”

However, this apology doesn’t seem to be enough for his audience and the people aware of the situation. Two days after the situation happened, he proposed to his fiance, Ryland Adams, who is also a YouTuber. Maybe this was a way to lighten up the mood, but what do you think? Does Shane Dawson deserve sympathy for his little joke?