Twitter has called attention to Dawson's old Blackface videos, and user @chaoticgaythey also posted screenshots from the vlogger's Wikipedia page, indicating that he's used the n-word before. Dawson also previously joked about "ghetto pranks" on stage at VidCon.
Cw: discussion of pedophilia, racism, blackface, zoophilia
Shane Dawson is proof cancel culture isn't real. Though… https://t.co/Hmo76BGIsa
— Vanilla in matzo balls is a hate crime (((Max))) (@Vanilla in matzo balls is a hate crime (((Max))))1589175841.0
Dawson has formally apologized for his Blackface content before, and he currently maintains a following of over 23 million subscribers.
And while the hashtag has picked up a lot of traffic, many people are using it as an example to point out how cancel culture isn't effective at all.
Black people looking at the #ShaneDawsonIsOverParty hashtag like we don’t see this every month and then y’all go ri… https://t.co/mWVyCLFX1E