YouTube personality Shane Dawson is making news for something he’s said, but this time fans are surprised about comments he has made about himself.
The controversial internet star has been laying low for early a year following the backlash he received for using blackface and making racial slurs in the past.
However, the 32-year-old made a rare appearance in a new Extreme Hoarder Room Makeover video posted by his fiancé Ryland Adams on February 5.
When out at a furniture store together, Dawson fawned over a life-size red horse statue as he said: ‘I want him so much.
‘Here’s the thing—I know that I’m weird and I know that my career is over and I know that I’m just that crazy guy who buys weird toys.’
Dawson hasn’t posted himself since June 26, when he shared an apology video on Youtube.
Speaking out about his problematic behavior, he said: ‘Blackface was something that I did a lot. Like, I did it a lot on my channel. 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. I knew it was wrong, I knew I never wanted to do it again, but I didn’t do the work. I didn’t actually look into the history of it and why it’s so wrong, and why people were upset.’
Shane insisted that he doesn’t have ‘hate for any race’ or any people, but understands some of his jokes ‘went way too far’.
In the midst of this, he was also caught up in a row with Jaden Smith, and was accused of sexualising his younger sister Willow when she was 11 years old.
The backlash deepened when fellow YouTuber Tati Westbook uploaded a video accusing Shane and his close friend Jeffree Star of ‘gaslighting’ her into making her video ‘exposing’ James Charles last year.
Shane lost a million subscribers in the two weeks following the controversy, according to Social Blade.
He also had all of his monetisation removed from his content by YouTube.
Credit: Original article published here.