Anonymous asked: what do you think about shane dawson's blackface?
Okay, well I know he made an apology video talking about how he never meant to be offensive or anything, but I think something that everyone needs to realize is that even though you don’t mean for something to be hateful or offensive it very easily still can be. More so, I feel like his actions and videos, even though he never intended them to, perpetuated racism and stereotypes. For example, a lot of times people throw around the phrase “That’s gay!” or “you’re gay” using the word “gay” as an insult, and more often than not people don’t mean it in a way to put down homosexuals. However, using the word “gay” in a derogatory manner perpetuates homophobia. I feel that some of his videos emulated some of those same concepts. I also think it was very important for him to make an apology video and own up to his mistakes, along with taking responsibility and removing all the potentially hurtful videos, and the people that feel he didn’t need to make an apology and that his videos were just for fun and have no long lasting effect are ignorant.