Shane Dawson

Dawson in July 2016 Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), better known as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber, actor, filmmaker, writer, and musician. One of the first people to rise to fame on YouTube, he began making videos in 2008 at the age of 19 and garnered over 500 million views during the next two years.

Most of Dawson's early work consisted of comedy sketches in which he would play original characters, impersonate celebrities, and make light of popular culture. Some of these impressions later drew criticism for their offensive content, including racial stereotypes. He has released six original songs such as "Superluv!" and numerous parodies of popular music videos. In 2013, he started the podcast ''Shane and Friends'', which ran for 140 episodes over four years. In 2014, he directed, produced, edited, and starred in the romantic comedy film ''Not Cool'' and appeared on the accompanying docu-series ''The Chair''.}} He has also appeared in the horror film ''Smiley'' (2012) and the comedy film ''Internet Famous'' (2016).

In 2015, Dawson began discussing conspiracy theories on his YouTube channel, which led to his 2019 web series ''Conspiracy Series with Shane Dawson''.}} In 2017, he released his first docu-series on YouTube, in which he reconciled with his absent father. From 2019 to 2020, he created and appeared in the docu-series ''The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star'', which garnered over 130 million views. His most viewed docu-series are about Jeffree Star, Jake Paul, and TanaCon.}}

Dawson has released two ''New York Times'' best-selling books, ''I Hate Myselfie'' (2015) and ''It Gets Worse'' (2016), and his three YouTube channels have collectively accumulated over 4.5 billion views.}} Since 2017, he has updated only his main channel, which has over 20 million subscribers and over 4 billion views.}} In June 2020, YouTube indefinitely suspended monetization on all three of his channels and his books were pulled from shelves following a public backlash over numerous controversial comments he had made in the past. He took a hiatus and returned to YouTube on October 7, 2021. Provided by Wikipedia
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