Shane Dawson is an American YouTuber, actor, writer, comedian, director, and musician. He was born on July 19, 1988, in Long Beach, California.
Dawson first gained fame on the video-sharing website YouTube in the late 2000s, where he became known for his comedic skits, music videos, and parodies. He quickly gained a large following, and as of 2021, his main YouTube channel has over 19 million subscribers.
Career and Controversies
Dawson’s success on YouTube led to numerous opportunities in the entertainment industry. He has released multiple books, including a memoir titled “I Hate Myselfie,” and has directed and starred in several films and TV shows. He has also released music, including the album “Superluv!” in 2012.
However, Dawson has been involved in several controversies over the years. In 2014, he came under fire for a video in which he joked about pedophilia. In 2018, old videos resurfaced in which he made jokes about racial slurs and stereotypes, and he faced criticism for using blackface in some of his videos.
He faced renewed backlash over old content in which he appeared in blackface, used racial slurs, and made inappropriate jokes about minors in 2020. Many of his former collaborators and fans spoke out against him, and he issued multiple apologies and statements addressing the controversy.
Dawson has been open about his struggles with mental health, including depression and anxiety. He has also been vocal about his struggles with his weight and body image.
In 2021, he came out as bisexual in a video posted on his YouTube channel. He has been in a long-term relationship with Ryland Adams, who is also a YouTuber and social media personality.
Shane Dawson is a popular and controversial figure in the YouTube and entertainment world. While he has faced criticism and backlash for his past behavior, he remains a prominent figure with a loyal fanbase.