Tana Mongeau and other YouTubers defend Shane Dawson over cat controversy
19 March 2019, 12:40
Tana Mongeau and Andrew Siwicki have defended Shane Dawson over the claims.
The internet practically exploded yesterday (March 18) when an unearthed podcast of Shane Dawson joking that he had sexually abused his cat went viral.
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The clip – which was from the Shane and Friends podcast in 2015 – heard the YouTuber say: "One time I laid my cat down on her back and I moved her little chicken legs spread open... and I was like if I just hump on her tummy that's not weird."
can we just stop supporting shane dawson? to me black face pedophila or BEASTIALITY is never a joke. pic.twitter.com/xeDJUIwkjd— ::J ||-//:: (@clikkiewstr) March 18, 2019
"And then I humped and I humped and I humped and I kept going and I kept going and I came all over the cat. It was like my first sexual experience and I was 19."
People were baffled by the story and it quickly gained attention on social media. Shane was accused of beastiality and #ShaneDawsonIsOverParty started trending on Twitter.
Shane eventually tweeted a lengthy apology, insisting he wasn't proud of the joke and it was made years ago when shock humour was his schtick.
i didnt fuck my cat. i didnt cum on my cat. i didnt put my dick anywhere near my cat. Ive never done anything weird with my cats. I promised myself i wasnt going to make apology videos after last years thing so im just trying to be as short and honest with this as possible. (1/?)— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) March 18, 2019
After acknowledging his past mistakes, Shane received an outpouring of support from the YouTube community.
i love u @shanedawson... like family. i know where you’re hearts at & what you would and wouldn’t do. seeing how much you’ve grown from your past is the biggest inspiration to me.. here’s to every 6 months when they wanna cancel u for JOKES you’ve APOLOGIZED for & grown from.🙄❤️— Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau) March 19, 2019
I wish that everyone would stop trying to ‘cancel’ genuine people on twitter. There are so many options when it comes to exposing the bad guys and you’ve got the wrong one. If you really go searching for answers you’ll find that Shane’s not only good but one of the best❤️— Ryland Adams (@Ryland_Adams) March 18, 2019
This Shane Twitter stuff is the greatest display of misplaced energy I’ve ever seen. This is not hot tea. This is not warm tea. This is old, recycled, artificial, frozen tea. Really? Out of all the people to try n cancel?? For an old, edgy, throwaway joke? I can’t.— Andrew Siwicki (@AndrewSiwicki) March 18, 2019
Shane Dawson is a genuine, compassionate, generous human being. Trust me, Shane would never harm any animal or person. I’m proud that he is part of my family. We love you and stand by you Shane! 💕💞💗— Vicki Adams (@capturephotollc) March 18, 2019
As someone who has known Shane Dawson for 19years. Who has seen him grow on &off camera. I can guarantee you he does not sexualize or miss treat animals. I’m not saying this for any clout, acceptance &have nothing to gain. It’s the truth. He has a big heart. As big as his talent.— KAT SKETCH 🎨 (@katsketch) March 18, 2019
There hasn't been a statement from Shane's BFF Jeffree Star just yet but he did show his support by liking Andrew Siwicki's tweet.