Jaden and Jada Pinkett Smith Calls out YouTuber Shane Dawson for sexualizing Willow Smith
Last Modified: Mar 23, 2023
YouTuber Shane Dawson is under fire again – this time for his inappropriate reaction to a poster of Willow Smith when she was just 11 years old.
The clip, which is yet to be dated, shows Dawson staring at a photo of a pre-teen Smith while pretending to m*****bate and also sexualizes the lyrics to Smith’s debut single Whip My Hair, released in 2010.
Shane Dawson is 31 years old and Willow Smith is now 19 and the co-host of Red Table Talk.
One tweet read, “Shane Dawson?? Doing this to a picture of Willow Smith? DISGUSTING!!! No apology can erase that, just disappear my guy” while another added, “YOU KNOW DAYUM WELL IF HIS HUMOR WAS DIRECTED AND PLAYED OUT LIKE THAT TOWARDS THE YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE, EXCUSES OF HUMOR WOULD NOT BE A ON THE TABLE!!!”
Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow’s mum took to Twitter saying she was sick and tired of seeing young girls being sexualized.
Jaden Smith, 21, the older brother of Willow was more direct with his outrage as he wrote, “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.”
Just hours before the disturbing clip resurfaced, the YouTuber had issued an apology via YouTube for his past comedy bits that included blackface and racial stereotypes.
“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,” he had said, “Now, years later, I look back at that and … when I say I hate that person, I mean it in the most intense way possible.”