Willow Smith – Disturbing Video Of YouTuber Shane Dawson Pretending To Touch Himself While Looking At Poster Of Then 11-Year-Old Singer Sparks Outrage
Update #2. Willow Smith’s mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith and her brother, Jaden Smith have responded to the video.
Jada Pinkett-Smith writes:
To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.
IM SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS
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.
See all of his tweets below.
Original Story: Willow Smith is a trending topic on social media after a disturbing video of YouTuber Shane Dawson emerged. The video is only six seconds long but within it, Shane Dawson can be heard sexualizing the lyrics to Willow Smith’s hit song “Whip My Hair,” pretending to touch himself inappropriately while looking at a poster of Willow Smith when she was 11-years-old. He then reacts as he realizes someone is recording him.
Disgusting video found by @stre_ed where Shane Dawson pretends to masturbate over a poster of then 11 year old Willow Smith while sexualizing lyrics of her debut song. Truly depraved man. pic.twitter.com/e8WF9OX5Nl
— J?+? = DANGERS TO SOCIETY (@KRMGDN) June 25, 2020
In the midst of this video surfacing, Shane Dawson, who was once a popular presence on YouTube for his comedic parodies and skits, posted an apology video Friday night (June 26) and said he wanted to “own up” to his past mistakes, like doing blackface and portraying stereotypes of other races. He told his 23 million subscribers:
I was at least 20 when I started YouTube, and I made the decision to play stereotypes of Black people, or Asian people, or Mexicans, or pretty much every race. I made that decision. I said, ‘Oh this is funny,’ and I put that on the internet.
As of Saturday morning (June 27th), he hasn’t addressed the video of him and the poster of Willow Smith, now 19.
Willow Smith and her family have also not publicly responded yet. However, many have taken to Twitter to share their feelings.