Who is Shane Dawson and why have YouTube suspended ads on his channels? – The Sun

YOUTUBER Shane Dawson has landed himself in hotwater.

The vlogger has had advertisement suspended on his accounts following a HUGE backlash against the star.

Who is Shane Dawson?

Shane Dawson is a YouTube personality who lives in Los Angeles, California.

Born Shane Lee Yaw in Long Beach, CA, in 1988, the 32-year-old has become famous for his comic characters, celeb impressions and musical spoofs as well as real life videos.

Dawson set up his first YouTube channel ShaneDawsonTV in March 2008 and started posting comedy sketches on it.

He now mainly posts personal vlogs on his new channel "Shane".

Why has YouTube suspended ads on Shane Dawson's channels?

YouTube confirmed on June 30, 2020 that it has stopped allowing Dawson to make money from ads on his three channels.

US shopping chain Target also announced it will no longer carry books written by the controversial vlogger.

YouTuber Tati Westbrook also published a 40-minute-video in which she accused Dawson and fellow YouTuber Jeffree Star of manipulating her and creating tension between her and James Charles.

Dawson has also been accused by Jada Pinkett-Smith and her son Jaden for “sexualizing” Willow Smith when she was just 11-years-old.

A clip of Dawson has resurfaced from 2011 where he seemingly pretends to be inappropriately touching himself in front of a poster of Willow when she was still a pre-teen.

Dawson has seen issued a public apology.

What is Shane Dawson's net worth?

Dawson has a net worth is estimated at around $12M (£9.6M)

This is likely to go down considerably now that he can't make money from YouTube advertisement, which is how he made his fortune.

Dawson has also made money from his 2015 memoir titled I Hate Myselfie.

This was followed by another book called It Gets Worse, which came out the following year.

What is Shane Dawson's dating history?

Dawson was in a long term relationship with fellow YouTuber Lisa Schwartz.

He announced that they had split in a video posted in July 2015 in which he also came out as bisexual.

Now he lives with his boyfriend Ryland Adams at his home in Los Angeles.



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