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A timeline of how the internet turned against the top YouTubers Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star began collaborating in 2018 and have netted tens of millions of dollars together.
Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star began collaborating in 2018 and have netted tens of millions of dollars together.

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  • Shane Dawson disappeared under growing backlash against his old racist content, along with his conduct and statements regarding children and pedophiles that many deemed to be inappropriate.

  • Dawson’s explosive written response and video apology were drowned out by angry comments and exposé videos — which also targeted his frequent collaborator Jeffree Star.

  • Together, Dawson and Star have spent the past two years cultivating controversy for their own benefit, but the tide has now turned against them, and they’re losing friends and followers.

  • Notably, Dawson was called out by Jada Pinkett Smith and Jaden Smith, Target removed his books from shelves, and Morphe removed his and Jeffree Star’s makeup collections from stores.

  • On Saturday, Star posted a long-awaited video addressing the controversy. 

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Jeffree Star is staying quiet while Shane Dawson’s career lies in tatters. Here’s why celebrities like him seem uncancelable.

Will Jeffree Star actually be canceled this time?
Will Jeffree Star actually be canceled this time?

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  • Karmageddon is currently tearing its way through YouTube’s beauty community, with Tati Westbrook claiming Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson manipulated her into almost destroying James Charles’ career in May 2019.

  • But while Dawson is currently experiencing a catastrophic fall from grace, Star is nowhere to be seen.

  • Some celebrities seem to be able to brush off criticism and backlash whenever it comes their way, either by staying quiet, or continuing as normal.

  • According to experts, this is down to the brand they have built themselves, what the audience expects from them, and relentlessly fierce fanbases.

  • When someone has a supervillain persona, they are more likely to get away with bad behavior. It’s the ones who set themselves higher standards who get “canceled.”

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Shane Dawson’s reputation is currently hanging in the balance. He’s

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