YouTube star Shane Dawson has been accused of being a pedophile after a podcast interview he did six years ago resurfaced in which he referred to a 6-year-old girl as “sexy.”
Someone compiled a five-minute video originally titled “Shane Dawson is a pedophile. Here’s proof.” It was posted Jan. 10, but has since been removed by YouTube. It featured some highly inappropriate comments from Dawson.
“Here’s my justification for pedophilia,” he starts. “People have foot fetishes, people have fetishes about everything, that’s fine, do your thing. So why is it when somebody looks at and Googles like ‘naked baby’ on Google and j**ks off to it, they can get arrested? I don’t understand that.”
YouTuber Shane Dawson is beyond furious on Jan. 10. A random fan account put out an edited video in which Shawn made jokes about being a pedophile, and took his words out of context to make it sound like he was calling babies “sexy.” He has since released a 15-minute video apologizing for the immature jokes that he made in a podcast six years ago, but making it very clear that none of it is even remotely true. “I am not a f—king pedophile,” he says repeatedly, insisting that the accusations are “disgusting.”
Shane says that back when he said those things, he was insecure, and was trying to make people laugh by shocking them. “I loved the feeling of making somebody shocked and laugh because they couldn’t believe what was coming out of my mouth. I wasn’t confident enough to make smart jokes. I was doing s–t that
Mark Presley, 49, intended to meet the teen at Blackpool pier when he was confronted by anti-pedophile vigilantes ‘The Innocence Keepers’ in October, last year. The group had been posing as the 13-year-old “Samantha” on Facebook and had asked Presley to carry a stick of rock so he could be identified on the pier.
The group had also pretended to be a number of other underage children on social media who which Presley was also interacting with, including another fake 13-year-old girl named “Katie”.
Upon being confronted by The Innocence Keepers, Presley “realized he had been stung [and he] he zipped down his jacket to flash his disability card,” the group said.
Judge Andrew Woolman said there were “no real victims” in the case. He added that Presley had suffered bullying which had made him “a victim himself,” according to the Daily Mail.
Woolman added that Presley “is desperate for any company” and “is
“She’s the girl next door with the wink in her voice and plenty of tricks up her sleeve,” Unsub Records CEO Katy Perry said of her latest signee.
CYN is one to watch — and she already has at least one superstar fan: Katy Perry. In fact, CYN, née Cynthia Nabozny, is the first female artist to sign to the superstar’s label, Unsub Records (a division under the Capitol Records umbrella).
“CYN’s sultry voice drew me in immediately,” Perry told Billboard. “Here was this modern girl radiating a whimsical, classic style. Her songwriting contains a clever wisdom beyond her years, and her delivery makes you feel like you’re the only one in the room. I think these are qualities that will draw other listeners in as well. She’s the girl next door with the wink in her voice and plenty of tricks up her sleeve.”
A group that works on the internet to catch online predators livestreamed the resolution of one of their operations. Balachandran Kavungalparambath, a Citibank business manager, was busted for attempting to meet up with a girl he thought was 13 to 14 years old. The sting operation revealed sexually charged messages that he had sent, and he has been sentenced to 15 months in prison as a result.
Ashley Judd wants to teach girls how to stand up to harassers.
In the wake of ongoing allegations of sexual misconduct against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Judd has teamed up with Teen Vogue in a new video to help give tips on how to combat unwanted sexual advances.
“Inappropriate and unwelcome is probably my most favorite way of disrupting harassment as it’s happening,” she opened the video, explaining how the phrase can be used against street hecklers.
In another scenario, the actress demonstrated a more physical expression of “no.” She placed her hand in front of her chest, with her palm facing the camera, looking sternly at the camera as she declared, “STOP.”
Judd was one of the first actresses to come forward and publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct — helping inspire over 50 women to do the same.
In the video, the Kiss the Girls star also recounted her own