YouTube suspends ads on Shane Dawson channels over old racist videos

All three of Shane Dawson’s popular YouTube channels will not be able to earn advertising revenue for an indefinite period of time, Tubefilter reports.

The move comes after a number of old videos on Dawson’s channels came under scrutiny for featuring racist, anti-Semitic, and other offensive content. One video, in particular, has Dawson making sexual comments about a then-11-year-old Willow Smith, which led to Jada Pinkett Smith and Jaden Smith publicly calling out Dawson on Twitter.

The length of Dawson’s monetization suspension is indefinite but not permanent, according to Tubefilter. Dawson’s past behavior, which garnered a ton of attention over the last few days, was enough for YouTube to take action even though the videos are years…

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Author: Julia Alexander