Shane Dawson respond to pedophilia accusations.
Someone compiled a five-minute video originally titled "Shane Dawson is a pedophile". Speaking of the original clip, which he played in full, he says "That clip wasn't amusing, but when I play that clip you can hear my co-host laughing". He went on to say that it was his "thing" and gimmick that he used to shock people earlier in his YouTube career.
"Here's my justification for paedophilia - people have foot fetishes, people have fetishes about everything, that's fine, do your thing", he says. The clip is audio of Shane Dawson talking about a girl, who many online believe to be Alabama Luella Barker, 12, who was 6 years old when Dawson met her, being described as "sexy", on a 2013 episode of his podcast. "Here's proof", which dropped on January 10.
"I can't believe I even have to say that", he added on Twitter.
'So why is it that when someone Googles, like, "naked baby" and jerks off to it, they can get arrested? She then showed Dawson her Instagram. "I don't understand that".
In the podcast (which can be heard in its entirety HERE), Shane does say "having sex with children or touching children or anything of that nature is bad and you should not do it". And she goes "Oh I'm a cheerleader", and I'm like, "Oh really", and she shows me her Instagram, which I'm like-first of all, I don't know if I'm not allowed to say this, but she's, like, sexy'.
"So I typed in 'naked baby.' First of all I don't know why anybody would be turned on by that". That was my thing, that's what I used to do on YouTube. But, they were sexy.
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"I'm kidding", he immediately says.
Some fans on Twitter have started the posting messages with the hashtag #shanedawsonisoverparty, with one writing: 'This makes me completely heartbroken.
"I have changed so much as a person and as a creative and as a director and a writer".
"The stuff that I was saying back in those times, I would never say now, because I don't think that's amusing".
Then Lauren explains to the listeners: 'He has this justification for paedophilia and it's so disturbing, and I just pretend that he doesn't'.
What is Shane Dawson's dating history? YouTube's rules also very clearly state that "it's not okay to post large amounts of repetitive and/or re-uploaded videos to your channel", which Pop Blast's channel did multiple times over the course of several hours.
He announced that they had split in a video posted in July 2015 in which he also came out as bisexual.