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Lilly Singh has hilarious take on what Shane Dawson’s docuseries is doing to YouTube

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Lilly Singh uploaded a video that revealed her take on the massive impact Shane Dawson’s docuseries over social media star Jake Paul is having on the platform.

The two-minute video is edited in the style of a thriller/horror film, likely a play on Dawson’s widely-debated approach of his series.

In the video, a mock YouTube HQ is overtaken with an avalanche of views and comments from Shane’s latest upload, comparable to an approaching horde of zombies or the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park.

“You guys, you have to get back to work,” Singh said to her faux employees, who were collectively hypnotized by Shane’s video.

“But it’s an eight-part series,” they replied in monotone.

Singh explained that her video was not meant as a roast, but rather as a funny take on how big Shane’s series has become.

“I just really wanted to make a video on how innovative and game-changing Shane has been recently,” she stated at the end of the video. “Kudos to him, yo - you’ve been killing the game!”

Dawson even responded to the hilarious clip in good spirits, Tweeting, “OMG, the YouTube employee hiding the trending page from me might be my favorite moment of 2018.”

Dawson’s documentary series has been breaking massive records on the platform, topping YouTube’s trending page and even surpassing major Netflix shows.