Shane Dawson was accused of pedophilia by a YouTube channel called Pop Blast, after creepy comments surfaced from him. After it went viral, they made cryptic videos claiming that Logan Paul’s manager paid them to make it.
Seatbelts on everybody, this is a wild one. It all started yesterday when a YouTube channel called Pop Blast uploaded a video called “Shane Dawson is a pedophile. here’s the proof.” It featured audio clips from a 2013 episode of Shane Dawson’s podcast “Shane and Friends” The video which, is now deleted, cut together snippets that really did not paint Shane in the best light. It included a quots like, “People have fetishes about everything, and there’s websites on the internet where they can look at that weird creepy s**t and jerk off to it. OK, fine, everybody do your thing. So why is it that when someone googles, like, “naked baby” and jerks off to it, they can get arrested? I don’t understand that.” and later he continued with how he googled naked babies.
But here’s the thing, the video spliced a lot of these clips together without any context, kind of how I just presented them to you. Multiple times during the episode he does say how disgusting pedophilia is, but those parts were cut out. After the video started getting a lot of attention, Shane addressed it in a video on his channel.
He starts off playing the audio in question, but included surrounding comments as context. He goes on to say he’s shocked he even has to say he’s not a pedophile, but does for the record. And then he apologizes.
Regardless of the heat he was getting, this is Twitter and we personally assumed this would all fizzle out in a few days. That was until Pop Blast’s YouTube channel started uploading weeeird, weird stuff.
First was a video titled “sorry shane” which was stolen from a fan of Shane’s on Twitter that featured a mother and child. The mother was telling the child, “say ‘we know you’re not a pedophile Shane Dawson’” The next was titled “they made me do it”, then another video titled “receipts” and another titled “final message”.
These have all been reuploaded on other channels. As you can hear, there is a child’s voice reciting a list of numbers. And the numbers in the final video were decoded by many watching this spectacle unfold. According to multiple claims, it says “I’m returning the money. It was not worth it. I’m sorry”
After these videos, Shane tweeted, “OF COURSE. so now the channel that made that awful video is claiming that someone in hollywood “made them make a slander video about shane dawson” to get revenge on me for talking about pedophiles in hollywood. i can’t make this shit up.”
But what were the images exactly? Well the name on the second video is Jeffrey Oscar Levin, and with a quick google search, Jeffrey Oscar Levin is Logan Paul’s manager. People on twitter started freaking out, of course, because honestly this is one of the biggest and weirdest conspiracies I’ve seen on the tubes.
Wow. Wow. As I’m sure you’re aware by now, Logan Paul’s name has been dragged through heavy amounts of mud lately. So it makes sense for his manager to want to get that heat off him and on someone else. This sounds so Hollywood I can’t even believe it’s happening.
Anyway Shane addressed these ideas and said, “i genuinely think someone was trying to make a conspiracy theory about me in real time. uploading clues, hints, etc. i don’t believe logan’s people had anything to do with it. it seems almost scripted. it’s all very fascinating. gotta love the internet!”
So um….. yeah wow what do you guys think of all this? Are you buying the conspiracy? Do you believe Shane has changed? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.