YouTube Has Suspended Ads on All of Shane Dawson's Channels

Kori Williams

From Seventeen

  • YouTube has temporarily suspended ads on Shane Dawson's YouTube videos after he posted an apology for appearing in blackface, using the n-word and making jokes about pedophilia.

  • Target has also reportedly removed the YouTuber's books from their shelves and his collab palette with Jeffree Star has been taken off of Morphe's website.

Just days after Shane Dawson posted a video apologizing for racist videos and jokes about pedophilia, Tubefilter reports that YouTube has suspended ads on Shane's videos. This suspension is for all of his channels, including his primary channel, Shane Dawson TV and the channel for his beauty-related content, Shane Glossin'. YouTube said the suspension isn't permanent, but did not reveal how long it will last, according to Variety.

Earlier this week, Shane released a video, titled, "Taking Accountability," in which he apologizes for racist content he's made in the past. "I'm sorry I added to the normalization of blackface or the normalization of saying the n-word," he said. "Me as a white person wearing a wig and playing a character and doing stereotypes and then saying the n-word is something that I should have probably lost my career for at the time."

The YouTuber also apologized for previous jokes he made that sexualized children, although he didn't directly mention the latest resurfaced video in which he references Willow Smith, or the responses from Jaden and Jada Pinkett-Smith. "I swear on my life, I am not somebody who would ever talk about a child that in any way was inappropriate," he said. "That is disgusting. That is gross. It is not something I would ever do. It is something I did for shock value or because I thought it was funny."

YouTube's suspension isn't the only hit to Shane's bank account. Tubefilter also reports that Target is pulling his books from its stores and Morphe has taken his collab pallets with Jeffree Star off its website.

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