When ya grandma don’t put any money in ya birthday card
READY TO HOLD MY HAND FOR ALL ETERNITY FUCKBOY ?
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
i found my senior quote
cat: [makes a tiny cat noise]
me: ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooooooooooo ohh noo ohhhhh nooooooo oh no oh nooooo oh my god oh noooo
Yep. I did.
And I might as well use this to go ahead and say what I think about it.
First off, I think we can all agree that there was no excuse for those videos to be made in the first place. Shane Dawson was a grown ass man when he made them, and despite what he said about growing up watching whatever offensive shows, he knew better. More than that, these videos were drenched in racism. Like, this wasn’t a Black joke here or there. This man was putting on a slur-filled minstrel show and making bank off of it.
Not to mention his endorsement of his followers near violent treatment of Chescaleigh.
Now that that’s out of the way. I believe that Shane was sincere. I believe him when he said that he was in absolute turmoil over his trying ordeal of being called a racist on the Internet. I believe that he lost a good half night’s sleep. I firmly believe that Shane was broken up after having underwent the worst race-related experience a white man in this country can have - being called a racist.
Thing is - and this is no shade to you anon, I got all the love in the world for you - I actually don’t give a crescent of a shit. Like I truly don’t. Not anymore. It’s down to the wire. We’re out here getting assaulted and killed for being Black. Like every day. I’m not shedding any tears or feeling any type of way about a white man nearly crying about the accusations of racism that - by his own admission - he could have avoided. And bet money somebody somewhere reading this is like, “Well what does Shane Dawson making fun of Black people have to do with them getting killed?”
And I’m going to explain that - much like my other brothers and sisters have - for the umpteenth time.
When you turn a group of people into a caricature, when you reduce them to a punchline, a stereotype, a boogeyman in the dark - you strip them of their humanity. When you turn them into the welfare queen, the ghetto bitch, the ignorant, scary thug, you make it easier to see them as less than people. You - and all of the people who see what you’re doing - come away starting to believe that they aren’t all that human after all. And when one - or as it turns out, quite a few - of them gets killed for being perceived as that phantom thug or ghetto bitch, it is justified. Think critically with me here.
People are confused as to why we’re mad, and I want to scream that this is not a fucking joke. This is not a fucking game, son. Literally two nights ago we got wind of yet another unarmed black child killed. He opened the damn door to his own house and was shot point blank by a police officer. And I had to log my ass off of the computer and have a good cry because this is no joke. This is not going away. This is unavoidable. I can’t put racism on block.
I’m not coming out of this feeling sorry for Shane Dawson. I’m coming out of this wary, angry. Because millions of people saw those videos. Millions of people took in that vision of Black people and, judging by the YouTube comments, the tweets, the FaceBook posts, they’re not willing to let it go. They’re not willing to admit that what he did was wrong, let alone that it was actively harmful. And you can mark my word on this, Shane Dawson certainly isn’t the one who is going to try and correct them. His task is finished. He made his apology video, denied that he could ever be racist, and moved on. As far as he’s concerned, he’s perfectly cured now; there’s nothing left to be learned.
He’s going to survive this. He’s going to continue being very successful. People will pop up in his mentions every once in a while calling him cracker, but he’ll block them and go on to live a very happy life. Meanwhile his followers - who he def won’t correct - will continue to question why we live in such a PC world and lament the fact that the nigger monkey people are so damn sensitive.
tfw you wish you could unsubscribe and unfollow Shane Dawson but you never subscribed to him/followed him in the first place because he has literally never been interesting or funny ever
Shane Dawson: *is obviously doing this out of damage control*
Chescaleigh: *does not desist on exposing his racism*
Chescaleigh: *exposes him*
Chescaleigh: *stays woke from his dry ass apology*
Shane Dawson fans: "Wow oh my god like wow just give him a chance like we all make mistakes he apologized for it people change like obviously he's taking steps to be a better person like wow chescaleigh why are you so hateful?"
I’m so annoyed I can’t watch Shane Dawson’s “Boyfriend does my makeup challenge” with Joey Graceffa anymore because people can’t handle a joke. Shane Dawson isn’t racist and never has been.