Shane Dawson released a video earlier today, in which he discussed his weight gain. The video started off light hearted, and mentioned his previous video that he uploaded on February 19: Confronting My Strange Addiction. In that video, he shared his love for bedazzling with the internet.
However, what was supposed to be a comedic video took a turn for the worst, when people started leaving hate comments below. Many users took to the comment section, to point out that Dawson had gained some weight.
The same day that he uploaded his strange addiction video, Shane tweeted the following: “Hey Shane why don’t u post more? Why don’t u upload more? Well… this. You would think after 13 years on youtube comments wouldn’t get to me but damn… they still feel like the very first time haha.”
This tweet was followed up by a screenshot of a hate comment that a user left on his video, in which they stated that it’s a “shame” to watch Shane’s friends/family enable him, as he continues to put on weight.
Dawson’s latest video continued on, as camera man, Andrew Siwicki, filmed a humorous clip of Dawson working out in his home gym. Although Dawson initially poked fun at the hate comments, he quickly re-routed and began talking to his audience.
He started off by saying that he wasn’t going to address it, and that he only posted about it on Twitter because he was having a rough day. He then went on to give advice to anyone that’s currently being cyberbullied for their weight, or any other flaw/insecurity.
According to Dawson, “A: Don’t let things people say on the internet bother you. And B: Whatever people are saying about you is just a projection on how they feel about themselves, or they just want attention”.
He goes on to say that you shouldn’t feed into the drama and negativity, because it will only satisfy the bully’s intentions. However, he also admitted that it’s easier said than done, because he was close to self-inducing himself to vomit.
Although he didn’t, these negative comments affected him — like it would any other person. Dawson promised that he’s going to start practicing more self love, and that although dark humor is his coping mechanism, he’s not going to subject himself towards making fun of his weight anymore.
He also admitted to working out a lot, and his trainer (Jess Kilts) was able to vouch for his constant motivation and eagerness to achieve his goals.
The video followed up with a positive spin, after the bling woman that Dawson hired (from Bling’d Up) brought out a bedazzled kettle ball for Shane’s future workout sessions.
Shane Dawson’s fiancé and former Clevver News host, Ryland Adams, provided his input into the situation. Adams stated that, “I just think people shouldn’t comment on people’s weights in general. You don’t know how a person’s living. You can’t assume they eat a certain way, or don’t work out a certain amount.”
This is the third article, in which I’ve addressed online bullying, and I’ll say it again. Please be kind to one another, because you never know what someone could be going through.
I want to end this article with some heartfelt comments that fans have written for Shane.
Shane, we love you, and we think that you look great! Keep doing your thing, and know that for every hater in your comment section, there are a thousand others that love you.