Shane Dawson is BACK!
The once disgraced YouTuber has returned to the platform with his first video in over a year.
The social media star released a video titled, “The Haunting of Shane Dawson,” on his YouTube channel on Thursday, October 7.
As we mentioned, this is the first time in over a year since he last posted. His last video was titled, “Taking Accountability,” in which he took responsibility for past disgraceful behavior online.
Over the past few years, Shane’s been plagued by controversy which resurfaced on social media. These controversies included doing blackface, making sexual jokes about his cat, and more upsetting topics.
However, it’s been more than a year and the YouTuber has had a lot of time to reflect on his past actions.
In his new video starts it off with a “Stranger Things”-esque introduction in which he writes, “I’ve Missed You.”
He follows it up with another introduction card reading, “I haven’t filmed a video in almost two years.”
Shane and his fiancé left Los Angeles, California for the more peaceful state of Colorado.
There’s a sign in the house which has a laundry list of ‘things’ they do in their humble abode, and one of things was ‘make mistakes.’
Shane comically admitted that he definitely did make mistakes, but did he learn from them?
“I didn’t learn anything during my break. Just kidding. I learned a lot,” he laughed.
He also noted that if there are still people that hate him for his past actions… he’s okay with it.
“If you hate me, I feel better that way, because it’s like lowering the bar,” he said. “Do you know what I mean? Because, I finally don’t really care about what other people think of me, except for myself, but I don’t really like me either. I’m kind of in a weird place. I’m just kidding.”
All jokes aside, Shane admitted that he’s been in therapy throughout his cancelation which has helped him grow, learn and in turn move to Colorado.
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“Currently I’m in a place where I want to be creative again. I’m tired of waiting around for some crazy idea. I feel like if I don’t start trying something, nothing’s going to happen,” he admitted about his decision to move to the Mile High state.
He also noted that he’s in a good place mentally and emotionally, but maybe not physically.
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While he’s starting anew, it doesn’t disqualify what he’s done in the past, which is yet another thing he recognizes.
Shane said he definitely feels ashamed and mortified about some of the content he produced and published in the past.
“I got to a place where I felt I was growing up, then I felt like everything came spiraling down, I got canceled, everything felt like the worst thing ever for months,” he admitted. “Being canceled forced me to realize that the person I was in the early 2000s was me and is me.”
Shane said he has learned from it and has realized that he can’t worry about what other people think or say about him.