Considered to be the nicest guy on YouTube, Shane Dawson is a celebrity with millions of followers who hang on his every word. His YouTube videos have more views than the populations of small countries, and his tweets practically leap onto the internet drenched in likes and retweets. But Dawson is no stranger to scandal.
Each of the Shane Dawson controversies that regularly hit the internet centers on something he says in social media posts or his videos, and they usually have to do with crude jokes or racially insensitive comments. Some of the drama also stems from the fact that he spotlights conspiracy theories from far right groups that have little to do with Dawson’s corner of the internet. Dawson claims he’s only trying to shock people, but in some cases, his jokes do more harm than good.