Shane Dawson’s downfall: I should have seen it
No, I am not talking about his content from long ago and his inappropriate interactions with minors. I actually started watching him when he started making those conspiracy videos.
While I think content creators must be held accountable for their creations, I also believe they can grow and distant themselves from their past. Felix Kjellberg AKA Pewdiepie has proven that to us.
No, I am thinking about Shane’s associates.
I have no problem with his fiancé Ryland, Morgan, Garrett, Drew and Andrew as I don’t find them problematic (at least, not that I am aware of). But, Blaire White, Jeffree Star, Breland Kent and Trisha Paytas? They are problematic as fuck.
Not gonna lie, I have a soft spot for his interactions with Jeffree and Trisha. Every time he appears on screen with either one, I cannot help but admiring the chemistry.
And that’s the problem.
A person’s willingness to be associated with said individuals is already a problem in itself. But, the fact that he/she gets along with them on a personal level shows they have some things in common; they may bond because they are all problematic… which is definitely the case with Shane Dawson. Basically, the evidence was right there in front of me and I did not take it seriously.
But, even if Shane is a wholesome person, his social circle is still a problem. Whether we admit it or not, we are influenced by whom we interact with. The more wholesome friends we have, the more likely we go to the straight paths.
And the same thing can be said if we have the complete opposite ones.
What I am saying is, even if I am not aware of his past content and inappropriate behaviours, I still should have seen it coming.
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