Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY
Published 9: 55 a.m. ET June 29, 2020 | Updated 9: 03 a.m. ET July 1, 2020
Jaden Smith criticized YouTube personality Shane Dawson for sexualizing his sister. Dawson also apologized for racist videos.
Dawson, a most original YouTuber with over 22 million subscribers, has come below fireplace as of late for homely and racist utter, at the side of videos of him in blackface and jokes about pedophilia. On Friday, Dawson posted a video titled “Taking Accountability,” whereby he apologies for his past actions.
In one resurfaced clip, Dawson is viewed pretending to masturbate in front of a poster of Willow.
“Whip your hair ,” he says in the clip, referencing Willow’s 2010 single “Whip My Hair.” Willow is now 19.
Willow’s brother and mother took to social media to denounce Dawson’s actions.
“SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU,” Jaden tweeted Saturday. “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.”
Pinkett Smith also tweeted about Dawson, writing, “To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the causes.”
Jaden commented on Dawson’s historical past with blackface.
“This Man Used to be Also Doing Black Face On The Regular🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️. As The Childhood We Need To Enhance Creators Who Enhance Us And Our Morals. This Is No longer Okay,” he wrote.
USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Jada, Jaden and Dawson for observation.
The tweets come appropriate a day after one other famed YouTuber, Jenna Marbles, mentioned she is quitting her channel over backlash from former, racist videos.
In a video posted Thursday titled “A Message,” Marbles (whose exact title is Jenna Mourey), 33, mentioned she has made many of her former videos interior most and that she goes to “movement on from this channel for now.”
“I obtain now not know if that is forever, I obtain now not know how long it will be,” she mentioned. “I appropriate obtain to make certain that the issues I am placing into the realm must now not hurting anybody. I am appropriate going to discontinuance, for now or forever. I obtain now not know.”
Marbles, who has bigger than 20 million subscribers, particularly apologized for a 2011 video whereby she impersonated Nicki Minaj.
“I attain must thunder you, it used to be now not my plot to attain blackface,” she mentioned.
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