Beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook‘s tearful forty-minute apology video gave us some great memes and also called out fellow beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star. If you aren’t caught up (because you have an actual life), 38-year-old Tati turned on her onetime BFF, 21-year-old James Charles, last year in a video where she accused him of all sorts of things including being a sexual predator. Last month, Tati released another video where she apologized for her role in the James Charles “takedown” and accused 34-year-old Jeffree Star and another YouTuber, 32-year-old Shane Dawson, of manipulating her and using her to destroy James. After Tati’s video came out, YouTube suspended monetization on Shane’s channels over past racist videos, and Jeffree got dropped by makeup retailer Morphe.
Well, Jeffree can break his silence too, and he did it in a video titled: “Doing What’s Right.” And Jeffree thought it would be a good idea to say that instead of focusing on beauty YouTube drama, people need to focus on much more important things like the killings of Black people by the hands of people. So yeah, Jeffree’s 10-minute long video really could’ve just been a 30-second video where he told everyone to focus on more important things and announced he was donating millions to the Black Lives Matter movement. But instead, Jeffree got into the beauty YouTube drama and did it on a hideous velvet skid mark of a couch.
Well, I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing who or what Shane Dawson is. But after a soft dive into his very popular YouTube channel, I now feel like a cold shower and a self-performed lobotomy are in order. If you happen to be new to the goings-on within the YouTube community (and consider yourself lucky, if so), Shane has had a reputation for being absolutely disgusting and racist for some time now. And after someone pulled out a clip, which involves Willow Smith, of Shane looking like he’s auditioning for a place in The Roman Polanski Appreciation Club, he was called out by Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Shane Dawson is officially off the market. Mere days after doing damage control after getting raked through the coals when audio surfaced of him describing a sexual encounter he had with his cat, Shane has just announced his engagement. To his cat! Of course I’m kidding, bestiality is still illegal in this country as is cross-species matrimony. No, Shane got engaged to his boyfriend of 3 years, fellow YouTuber Ryland Adams.