clown celebrity Shane Dawson suggested in a pair of deleted tweets that he was fed up with all the diversity on television.
Dawson, who has more than six million YouTube subscribers and 2.3 million Twitter followers, used his platform to spew this garbage, slur included:
The tweets were quickly deleted.
So who is this man who so bravely exposing ABC's plan?
You may recognize Shane Dawson from his role as Shanaynay, which is actually him in blackface. Shanaynay is a recurring character on Dawson's popular channel, appearing in short videos like "GHETTO GIRL MAKEUP TIPS!" and "GIRL POOPS PANTS WHILE TWERKING! - VIRAL INFECTION EP 1."
Given Hollywood's absolutely stunning lack of diversity, Dawson's concern about a minority takeover seems somewhat overblown.
Dawson has long been accused of using racist humor, even going back to a 2009 Washington Post article. More recently, the excellent Franchesca Ramsay called him out in a video. But based on his massive following, the incident didn't do much damage to Dawson's popularity.
Wait, let's all get a life. Why are we still talking about a few tiny tweets? Can we just let this one go?!
Alexandra DiPalma is a producer for Fusion Lightworks, Fusion’s In-house Branded Content Agency.