YouTube has suspended monetization on all three of Shane Dawson’s channels, a spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed Information.
Shane’s fundamental channel “Shane,” which has over 22 million subscribers, his magnificence channel, which has 3.7 million subscribers, and one other channel, which has practically 8.four million subscribers, are all demonetized for an indefinite period of time. YouTube didn’t reply to inquiries about how lengthy his suspension will final.
The corporate’s motion comes after the YouTuber posted a video over the weekend apologizing for “all of the racism that [he’s] put on the web.” The listing of offenses contains, however shouldn’t be restricted to, doing blackface on a number of events, saying the n-word, and taking part in Asian and Latino stereotypes in skits.
A video of Dawson pretending to masturbate to a then-11-year-old Willow Smith additionally resurfaced, which pissed off the Smith household.
In line with the corporate, it may possibly retroactively droop an account for a creator’s previous content material, even when their newer movies don’t violate neighborhood tips.
When requested why motion is being taken now, the spokesperson offered statements that stated the corporate reviewed Dawson’s older movies and decided his actions warranted a company response.
In Dawson’s prolonged apology video, which now has over 11 million views, the 31-year-old YouTuber stated blackface was “one thing that [he] did loads” in 2014. He apologized on the time.
“I am sorry I added to the normalization of blackface or the normalization of claiming the n-word,” he stated in his most up-to-date apology video. “Me as a white particular person carrying a wig and taking part in a personality and doing stereotypes after which saying the n-word is one thing that I ought to have most likely misplaced my profession for on the time.”
Whereas Dawson didn’t tackle the Willow Smith clip, he did tackle different feedback about pedophilia he’d made.
“I swear on my life, I’m not someone who would ever speak about a baby that in any means was inappropriate,” he stated. “That’s disgusting. That’s gross. It isn’t one thing I might ever do. It’s one thing I did for shock worth or as a result of I assumed it was humorous.”
BuzzFeed Information has reached out to Dawson and his reps.