Shane Dawson denies sexual activity with his cat after podcast story resurfaces

Calum Patterson

YouTuber Shane Dawson has denied a series of bizarre rumors, after an old clip from his podcast surfaced, where he explained that he “humped” his pet cat and ejaculated on it.

Dawson, best known for his YouTube ‘docuseries’, is one of the most popular creators on the platform with over 21 million subscribers.

In spite of his popularity, he has had to make numerous apologies and clarifications over the years, arising from various controversies.

Shane Dawson is one of YouTube’s biggest stars.

On March 17, a clip in from Dawson’s podcast series ‘Shane and Friends’ from 2014, surfaced on Twitter, in which the YouTuber claims he “spread” the cat’s legs, and “humped” her ‘tummy’, “and I kept humping and humping, and I came all over the cat.”

He also said it was his “first sexual experience” and that he was 19 years old at the time. Unsurprisingly, Twitter users were shocked, but others argued it was part of Dawson’s ‘shock’ style of comedy, where he would make up ridiculous stories for purely entertainment purposes.

Responding to the controversy, Dawson claimed that it was the latter, explaining in a series of Tweets that the “story was fake and was based on a dumb awful sketch idea I had years ago that I never made.”

Other YouTubers like Ethan Klein of H3H3 and Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR‘ Keem responded, mostly satisfied that the entire thing was a misunderstanding over an edgy joke.

It’s the second controversy in as many days for Dawson however, who also had to respond when another clip of discussing child pornography resurfaced, again from an old ‘Shane and Friends’ podcast.

These controversies may have turned some people off to Shane Dawson and his content, but his popularity certainly isn’t struggling as a result. His YouTube documentaries rival even Netflix shows for viewership and his next project is highly-anticipated.