Since everyone is shedding light on Sam Pepper for all of his sexual harassment towards women in his videos, I think we need to visit a topic that has never really been fully brought to everyone’s attention. Which is Shane Dawson.
Aside from his obvious blackface:
omfg stop, this man’s advice and meeting him 4 times now, has literally kept me going in my shitty life, I cannot believe anybody takes this seriously. Shane Lee Yaw(if you’re gonna point someone out, use their real name) has said MANY times that his jokes and his forms of comedy are merely that, jokes: He’s apologized for hurting people, and it’s not fair to blame Shane, when many of his problems, stemmed from his dysfunctional childhood. Do not shit on the very person who has made a difference in multiple people’s lives.
You cannot excuse someone’s problematic behavior because they have made a positive impact on you personally. What “Shane Lee Yaw” is doing is 100% wrong and tragic childhoods do not pardon someone for being offensive. While you personally may appreciate and care about Shane, you must accept that he is doing inappropriate things. (You can take this from me personally,being a fan Miley Cyrus for some time now, you learn to accept and condemn behavior regardless of your love of someone) While it is okay that you like Shane and he has done good things for you personally, it is not okay to ignore the terrible things he has done and is doing.
I’m done trying with people. I wasn’t necessarily excusing his actions, but justifying them in my opinion(s). I cannot feel anger towards a person who did not only have a positive influence on my life, but saved it in every essence of the word. He’s helped me so much in my life, too the point where it’s unfair to say he’s a bad person. Although, I don’t necessarily think he’s the best person in the world he’s definitely had more positive influences on young adults than negative ones. I’m sorry, but I cannot simply agree with you on this. If we’re still pointing people out, let’s try Katy Perry. Her song “Kissed a Girl” says kissing between women does not count as infidelity. Also, her song “This is How We Do” is incredibly racist, so if Shane’s to blame, than so are many others.
1. I cannot feel anger towards a person who did not only have a positive influence on my life, but saved it in every essence of the word.
You don’t have to be angry you just have to accept that what he did was wrong.
2. Although, I don’t necessarily think he’s the best person in the world he’s definitely had more positive influences on young adults than negative ones.
I am not discrediting his positive influence on people I 100% believe that and although I’ve never watched his videos I’ve always seen Shane as a generally good hearted person. I’m sure he’s also inadvertently told a lot of kids it’s kind of okay to be racist and joke about rape (amongst other things.
3. If we’re still pointing people out
I literally gave u an example of a problematic person I happen to still like I was empathizing
4. Katy Perry. Her song “Kissed a Girl” says kissing between women does not count as infidelity.
Ok Katy Perry is literally one of the most problematic people in the entire world like I could write a 10 page essay on why Katy Perry is a terrible person.
5. Shane’s to blame, than so are many others.
Thats literally exactly my point.
Lastly, I’m afraid you’re not taking the action of using blackface too seriously. There is a lot of historical racism drudged up by that hateful action and I suggest you look it up because it can actually help you in the long run be a more socially aware person.
I understand you love Shane Dawson and your reasons for it are clearly validated. I just urge you to understand that just because you love or respect someone doesn’t mean you can excuse their actions. Shane has done a lot of great things but he has done a lot of terrible things as well. I hope you see my point.