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Shane Dawson shocks fans with surprise return to social media

Published: 2/Oct/2020 1:01 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 1:03

by Virginia Glaze

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Longtime YouTuber Shane Dawson has finally made his return to social media, marking nearly three months since he took an indefinite hiatus from being online after being canceled by critics over his older content and divisive behavior.

While Dawson is one of YouTube’s OG content creators, he has come under the microscope multiple times in the past over some of his older videos.

Some of the videos that were called out by critics included his use of blackface to portray one of his original characters for comedy sketches, as well as another video where he made inappropriate gestures toward a then-eleven-year-old Willow Smith.

Dawson addressed the growing outrage surrounding his online presence during a video June, claiming he wanted to be “part of a change, not part of a problem.”

Shane Dawson speaks to the camera during his apology video.
Shane Dawson, YouTube
Shane Dawson lost more than 20 million followers following multiple accusations of racism and pedophilia.

In the style of YouTuber Jenna Marbles, Dawson posted his video and dipped from the internet altogether, leaving fans in the dark and critics saying “good riddance.”

However, Dawson appears to have made an unofficial comeback to the online world, posting a series of images to his Instagram Story to congratulate fiance Ryland Adams on the announcement of his new pop culture talk show, “The Sip,” in September.

“I wasn’t planning on coming back to the internet for a while,” Dawson wrote. “But today is a special day for my best friend, and I want to be there for him the way he has always been there for me.”

Shane Dawson speaks about his fiance's new talk show in an Instagram Stories post.

While much of Dawson’s story was a loving tribute to his husband-to-be, the YouTuber also teased at a future statement regarding his absence from the internet.

“I have so much I want to say, and I promise in the future I will, but today I wanna talk about Ryland.”

Shane Dawson speaks about his fiance's new talk show in an Instagram Stories post.

That’s not all; Shane also post a selfie, giving fans the first look at him that they’ve had since his hiatus.

“I probably won’t be back for a while, but I just wanted to say hi and support my man,” he added. “Hope you guys are having a good day.”

Shane Dawson speaks about his fiance's new talk show in an Instagram Stories post.

While it doesn’t look like this YouTuber will be uploading content anytime soon, it seems that he has released some new merchandise amid his break from the net — albeit incredibly quietly, with no video announcement or fanfare, but instead with a series of posts via his merch line’s official Instagram account.

For now, fans are breathing a sigh of relief that he seems to be doing well,  although the jury is still out on whether or not public sentiment will welcome him back with open arms.

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Mike Majlak reveals why he’s broken up with Lana

Published: 31/Oct/2020 5:29 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 9:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Mike Majlak and Lana have been the sweethearts of the internet world for quite some time, but their relationship is officially over, with Mike Majlak breaking the news on YouTube.

Mike and Lana have been in a relationship together for ten months. It’s been a widely publicized roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. However, it was one that many mutual fans loved to see.

It was also the only relationship Majlak has been involved in throughout the past decade. But sadly, not all relationships can stand the test of time, and the two of them have officially parted ways.

Mike Majlak broke the news in a YouTube video. “Never thought id ever put out a breakup video but this one was necessary,” he said. “I wanted the story told my way before others could tarnish what was an incredible relationship and part of my journey.”

In the video, Mike Majlak explains that he felt like the fans deserved an explanation since the breakup happened out of the blue. “There’s no one specific reason [for the breakup],” he said. “It wasn’t a loyalty thing.”

“The best thing about Amara [which is her real name] is that she’s so fiercely loyal,” he added. “I never once had to worry about her cheating [or] talking to any other guys. It was never about other guys.”

His comment immediately shuts down rumors and accusations that she cheated on him. It’s often the first thing people suspect when there’s a sudden breakup.

Instead, he claimed they were simply “two people who wanted vastly different things.”

Mike Majlak Lana Rhoades Breakup
Mike Majlak / Lana Rhoades
Mike and Lana’s relationship was a big feature in his content

“Amara was… obsessed with the idea of linear and traditional life and love,” he said. “She wanted to meet a guy, she wanted to settle down, she wanted to have a family and just live this kind of linear life.”

“That’s just not who I am,” he said. He also claimed she was “trying to facilitate the vision that she saw for the relationship, which was getting a house and moving in with her.”

However, while it made “made complete sense to her,” it didn’t to him, and it didn’t feel right to go ahead with it. 

In the end, there were too many signs that they wanted “two vastly different things in life” and “weren’t cut out to be together” and “go the distance.”

The breakup has been hard on them both, so to make things easier, they’ve been trying not to talk and keeping their distance.

It’s a sad end for one of the more beloved internet couples in recent times, but it’s certainly not a bitter one. The two of them have clearly thought long and hard about the decision.

In the end, it seems like calling it quits made the most sense in the long run, but they’ve parted ways on good terms.