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Shane Dawson reveals why hateful comments stop him from making videos

by Virginia Glaze
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Longtime YouTube star Shane Dawson has successfully kicked off his second channel after a wave of success from his viral documentary series — but fans are concerned about his seemingly sporadic upload schedule.

Once known for his edgy humor and comedy sketches, Dawson is now hailed for his widely popular documentaries, covering controversial YouTubers like Jake Paul, Tana Mongeau, and even Jeffree Star.

However, the YouTube documentarian is now taking a new direction with his content, after creating a second channel called “Shane Glossin’” in January that went viral shortly after being made.

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Shane Dawson is one of YouTube's biggest stars, but it seems that mean comments are taking a toll on his upload schedule.

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While it seemed like Dawson would be using his second channel to upload more frequently (with videos outside his usual documentary domain), some fans are questioning why he hasn’t been as active on the platform, which Dawson explained in a Tweet on February 19.

In his post, Dawson shared a screenshot of a comment from a disgruntled viewer, who complained that the YouTuber had gained wieght and was being “enabled” by those around him.

“I love Shane, but it’s a damn shame to watch him putting all this weight back on while everyone around him laughs and enables it,” the comment read.

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According to Dawson, it’s comments like these that push him away from YouTube, which still sting despite his historic presence as a social media mogul.

“‘Hey Shane, why don’t you post more?’” he captioned the comment. “‘Why don’t you upload more?’ Well... this. You would think after 13 years on YouTube, comments wouldn’t get to me, but damn... they still feel like the very first time, haha.”

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Thus far, the star has been met with support from fans and fellow creators alike, with even Yousef “Fouseytube” Erakat chiming in with his own wisdom on the subject.

“Go read my comments,” Fousey replied. “They make me want to not exist. I wish mine were as loving as even that one. With that being said, you look great. And as long as you’re happy, to hell with that opinion.”

It’s no secret that social media can be incredibly toxic, especially for influencers, with Shane’s honest Tweet marking yet another testament to the impact that hateful comments can have on users, no matter who they are.