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Jaden and Jada Pinkett Smith Call Out Shane Dawson for Sexualizing Willow Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith and her son Jaden Smith are speaking out against YouTuber Shane Dawson for a resurfaced video clip showing Dawson "sexualizing" Willow Smith when she was 11-years-old. 

In the video clip, Dawson is shown pretending to masturbate to a poster of the then-11-year-old Smith. 

“Oh, whip your hair back and forth,”

the YouTuber said in the video, referencing Willow's 2010 song “Whip My Hair.”

"To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses,” Willow’s mother Jada, tweeted. Meanwhile, Willow’s brother Jaden also spoke out against the YouTuber. "Shane Dawson I am disgusted by you. You sexualizing an 11-year-old girl who happens to be my sister!!! is the furthest thing from funny and not okay in the slightest bit," he tweeted.

Willow, now 19, is daughter to Jada, 48, and her husband Will Smith. The pair also shared Jaden, 21.

In a separate tweet, Jaden referenced Dawson's history of using blackface in his online sketches.

"This Man Was Also Doing Black Face On The Regular," he said. "As The Youth We Need To Support Creators Who Support Us And Our Morals. This Is Not Okay."

In a YouTube video titled "Taking Accountability" posted just a day before, Dawson addressed his past use of blackface.

“Blackface was something that I did a lot. Like, I did it a lot on my channel and there’s no excuse for it, there’s literally no excuse,” he said. “I made a video six years ago talking about it and I gave excuses. I knew it was wrong, I knew I never wanted to do it again, but I didn’t do the work. I didn’t actually look into the history of it and why it’s so wrong, and why people were so upset.”

Although he didn't directly mention Willow, Dawson also addressed his previous jokes about pedophilia.

“I swear on my life, I am not somebody who would ever talk about a child, like in seriousness, I would never talk about a child in any way that is inappropriate,” the Internet personality said.
“That is disgusting, that is gross, it is not something I would ever do. It is something I did for shock value or because I thought it was funny or, like ‘Oh my god, my child molester character,’ or whatever. It’s all gross, and I promise that is not real, that is not me.”


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