Jaden, Jada Pinkett Smith lash out at Shane Dawson for disturbing video 'sexualizing' 11-year-old Willow Smith
In the clip, he's seen pretending to masturbate to a poster of Willow Smith, who was only 11 at that time. He's even seen sexualizing the lyrics of her song for the camera
YouTuber Shane Dawson, on Friday (June 26) shared a 20-min long video apologizing for his past actions, including the normalization of blackface, usage of the N-word and for making pedophilic comments in the course of his career as a social media influencer. Soon after he apologized to his over 22.9 million followers and asked them to forgive them for his past actions, he began trending on Twitter for another reason that has left Internet users enraged.
The 31-year-old YouTuber was called out once again, after a video of him from a decade ago resurfaced on the Internet. In the clip, he's seen pretending to masturbate to a poster of Willow Smith, who was only 11 at that time. He’s even seen sexualizing the lyrics of her song for the camera. Once the video started doing the rounds online, Willow Smith's parents took to Twitter to express their disappointment with Dawson for his severely criticized past actions.
While her mother Jada Pinkett Smith tweeted, "To Shane Dawson... I'm done with the excuses." Her brother Jaden Smith weighed in by tweeting, "SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU. YOU SEXUALIZING AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO HAPPENS TO BE MY SISTER!!!!!! IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM FUNNY AND NOT OKAY IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT."
Jaden further tweeted, "This Man Was Also Doing Black Face On The Regular. As Youth We Need To Support Creators Who Support Us And Our Morals. This Is Not Okay."
A significant number of people soon took to Twitter to react to Dawson's rather sickening video, with a majority saying he doesn't deserve to be forgiven for what he's done. One wrote, "Y'all can't accept Shane Dawson's apology for this shit!! If the family he 'tried' to apologize to didn't even accept it. He's literally disgusting asf like-I swear something is wrong with these YouTubers. that y’all make famous they continuously do grimy suspect shit daily."
"Hard for me to grasp how ppl condone Shane Dawson's behavior when I know for a FACT the Shane Dawson and friends series he did in 2012 was FILLED with disrespect and disgusting remarks. that’s how he built his career. Crude humor was his thing. There is no excuse," wrote another internet user.
Meanwhile, a few of them expressed that Dawson should be canceled for good over the re-surfaced video, instead of just being called out with yet another trending hashtag. One tweet read, "And honestly who even knows if his career will finally end now. he’s finally getting the ACTUAL heat for his awful actions, instead of a 'Shane Dawson is over party' hashtag popping up every year and then he bounces back... I hope he doesn’t bounce back from this."