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Is Shane Dawson being investigated by police? Rumors surface about YouTuber

Published: 8/Jul/2020 16:05

by Alice Hearing


A rumor that the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department is conducting a criminal investigation into Shane Dawson over allegations of pedophilia has seemingly been shut down by YouTube sleuths.

The YouTube community is swimming with discussion over whether the LASD has an open investigation into YouTuber Shane Dawson who recently lost more than 20 million subscribers following allegations of racism, manipulation, and even pedophilia.


On July 7, commentary YouTuber Sanders Kennedy posted a video claiming that he had spoken to the police department in Los Angeles who allegedly confirmed this. Kennedy also tweeted that “This is ‘Suspicious Circumstance Investigation’ meaning since no victims have come forward yet. That’s why they are asking for victims to come forward!”

Many fans responded with disbelief to Kennedy’s claims, with one commenting: “I’ve had to unsubscribe Sanders, sorry. This video doesn’t sit right with me. Personally, it feels like you’re doing this for your own gain, to be the first drama channel to have ‘exclusive tea’. This isn’t ‘tea’.”


But another commentary YouTuber, Def Noodles, wrote a Twitter thread that appears to disprove the hearsay. He wrote: “Shane Dawson is not being investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, said Officer David Payne of the LASD. I spoke to 2 officers at LASD, including Officer Payne. The LASD does not have an official statement on the matter as there is no open investigation.

“The LASD received a 3rd Party complaint last week regarding Shane Dawson. No one has come forward with information since the complaint was made. LASD is suggesting anyone who may want to come forward to contact Officer David Payne at 323-526-5154.”

He then clarified that a 3rd party complaint meant that “without victims or anyone stepping forward with allegations there is nothing to investigate.”


YouTuber Repzilla also claimed to have called the police department on Twitter and said he had also spoken to another police station to verify. Repzilla concluded that there is no investigation into Shane or anyone under a related alias.

Repzilla tweeted that he thought the rumor was somewhat fabricated by Sanders Kennedy: “I have to believe that Sanders Kennedy allegedly submitted information to the tip line himself and this is how he got the Shane Dawson exclusive…”

Meanwhile, Keemstar has tweeted a supposed screenshot of a text conversation between him and Shane Dawson where Shane writes: “My attorney confirmed with the LA Sheriff’ office today that there is no open investigation.”


Despite this seemingly positive news for Shane Dawson, it doesn’t look as though the outrage over his past behavior will be going away any time soon.


Bryce Hall hits back at critics of his “new rock hard abs”

Published: 17/Oct/2020 21:57

by Charlotte Colombo


As one of the most popular members of the Sway House, TikToker Bryce Hall is more than used to experiencing a bit of social media scrutiny every now and again.

Hall has recently been sharing his body journey over on Twitter, with him recently posting how much muscle he has gained in the last month. However, with fans mocking him for using ab sculpting treatments to achieve his physique, it looks like he has finally hit back.


When leading celebrity doctor Dr Jennifer Berman uploaded a TikTok revealing that he had been undertaking body contouring sessions with leading body sculpting clinic EmSculpt, many fans reacted negatively.

One TikTok user mocked Hall for “buying abs”, while another was critical of him not “put[ting] the work in” to get a better physique and instead relying on cosmetic treatments. Other users described the video as “embarrassing”, with one commenter quipping: “What abs?”

@drjenbermanCelebrating with @brycehall rocking his new six pack! One 30 min ##EmSculpt session got him rock-hard, sculpted abs! 💪🏻 ##WorkOut ##Abs ##BryceHall ##Fyp♬ 2 on Tinashe slowed and reverb – you are loved🥺💕

Unsurprisingly, with several fans tagging him in the replies of these hateful comments, Hall seemed unwilling to take this criticism lying down.

In his own comment on the TikTok, which amassed over 200 likes, he said: “Half the people in the comments talkin’ can’t even lift their own body weight in the gym… shut up, hit the gym, and stay mad [sic]”.

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TikTok: drjenberman
Hall was quick to hit back at fans criticising him, telling them to ‘shut up’ in a TikTok comment.

With Hall’s clapback later being picked up by Instagram page TikTokRoom, it didn’t take long for fans on Instagram to show their support for Hall. In one comment that got over 11,000 likes, one user accused fans of “body shaming” Hall.


Meanwhile, in another comment that got over 10,000 likes, an Instagram user pointed out the irony of fans “talk[ing] bad about these “influencers” and cry[ing] when they clap back”.

Referring to some of his past controversies, another fan claimed that while Bryce was “educating himself and growing”, fans continued to “keep hating on him for literally anything”.

Hall isn’t the only TikTok star to be experiencing a lot of hate recently. When Charli D’Amelio posted a video opening up about her struggles and the stress of being in the spotlight for World Mental Health Day, fans instead focussed on her “D’Amelio privilege”, calling her out for flouting social distancing rules.