Shane Dawson just had an iconic Twitter exchange with Avril Lavigne

22 February 2019, 12:04 | Updated: 26 February 2019, 10:03

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

He was a YouTuber, she was a singer - can I make it any more obvious?

Shane Dawson has had a truly iconic exchange with singer Avril Lavigne. Shane has already had a busy 2019, with his Conspiracy Series amassing millions of views and even causing some trouble for celebrity pizza mouse Chuck E. Cheese (and launching a thousand memes in the process).

How best to sum this up? Why don't we phrase it this way: he was a YouTube boy, she said "like your YouTube boy" - it was good enough for her.

(I get paid to do this, isn't that insane?)

It all happened on a little website that I like to call Twitter dot com, a hellscape that will ultimately destroy us all.

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Shane tweeted out a picture of Avril's new song 'Love Me Insane', along with the caption:

"If you’ve missed old yodeling avril check out this song. If i was 12 i would be yodeling in my room with a towel wig on right now."

Avril then quote-tweeted Shane's tweet with a simple, yet elegant, star emoji (beautiful).

Aaaaand Shane freaked out.

He quote-tweeted this quote tweet (are you keeping up?) saying:

"I......... can’t....... breathe........ 😍"

It truly was a meeting of legends, and fans and fellow creators were hyped.

No word yet on whether we can expect to see any kind of full-blown collaboration between these too.

But in the meantime, we can look forward to Shane's upcoming makeup video series which he is creating with Jeffree Star and his longtime collaborator Andrew Siwicki.