As we reported yesterday, popular YouTube personality Shane Dawson is attempting to take “accountability” for his past video mistakes and transgressions.
But while he seems at least authentically apologetic about some of his poor decisions in the past, that’s not enough for some of those whom he has affected the most. For Jaden and Jada Pinkett Smith, for example, Shane’s past blackface forays and use of the N-word, among other issues, remains a hot topic of legitimate concern.
On Saturday afternoon, hours after Dawson released his apology video, both Jaden and Jada took to Twitter to address some of the issues there, and they didn’t have too many supportive things to say on the matter. At issue for the Smiths in particular were old comments Shane made in previous videos that sexualized Willow Smith, Jaden’s sister, when she was just a child.
Jada wasn’t up for playing any games on the matter, simply letting Shane know she was done with the excuses:
Simple and to the point. And she has a point!
Jaden was also clearly (and rightfully) angry over the matter, addressing Dawson in a series of tweets on the issue (below):
Fans quickly rushed to Jaden and Jada’s defense on this one, too. One fan wrote:
“This is exactly why his words about children aren’t just ‘jokes’ this was a young girl who has a family who now has to see this disgusting s**t. This is a MOTHER who has to see these things being said about her DAUGHTER.”
“i’m just gonna say, i would not want to be on the receiving end of an argument from @jadapsmith when her kids are involved. she has every right to be pissed off.”
A third person was skeptical about the entire apology video itself, writing:
“Shane Dawson’s racist and problematic behaviour is on another level, sorry but that ‘apology’ wasn’t enough… in fact it wasn’t an apology at all it was just full of the same old excuses…why are black people always your f**king punching bags?!”
Not a bad point, either…
There are definitely a LOT of opinions out there about Shane Dawson’s apology video — as well as a lot of the more controversial stuff he’s done on the video-sharing platform in the past.
What do U make of all of this, Perezcious readers? Where do U stand when it comes to Jada and Jaden’s stance on the YouTuber? Sound OFF with your take in the comments down (below)…
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