Shane Dawson loses million subs over Tati Westbrook drama and racism allegations

Shane Dawson has lost a million subscribers in the last fortnight, after being accused of racism in his past videos, and called out by fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook.

The YouTube star boasted a following of 23.1 million on 25 June, according to SocialBlade.

At the time of writing, his subscriber base stands at 22.1 million.

By 27 June, amid the backlash to his apology video over his past use of racial slurs and blackface, he had lost 200,000 subscribers, according to the site.

On 28 June, when Jaden Smith called him out for allegedly ‘sexualising’ his younger sister Willow when she was just 11, Shane lost a further 200,000 subscribers.

Tati’s video Breaking My Silence was uploaded on 30 June, with Shane losing another 200,000 on that day, and a further 400,000 unsubscribing from the channel since.

In her latest video, beauty guru Tati, 38, claimed Shane and his close friend Jeffree Star ‘gaslit’ her into making her exposé video on fellow YouTuber James Charles last year.

She accused the pair of feeding her ‘poisonous lies’ about James, and claimed they’re ‘bitterly jealous’ of the 21-year-old.

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Shane, 31, denied the claims in a rant on Instagram Live, saying: ‘I am losing my mind, this is so f**cked. I can’t process this, this is insane.

‘This woman is… I can’t, I don’t want to say mean things about people. You are so manipulative. You are fake crying. That is not real, oh my god.’

Jeffree, 34, has not publicly addressed the claims. He’s been quiet on social media, aside from being seen lounging in his pool at his LA mansion on YouTuber Cole Carrigan’s Instagram Stories.

Blac Chyna also posted a string of snaps of herself and Jeffree, although it is unclear when they were taken.

Speaking out on the claims for the first time, James said he didn’t want to address the drama relating to Shane directly, but weighed in on cancel culture.

Asked whether YouTubers who used ‘dark humour’ in the past should be ‘forgiven’, he said: ‘I think it should always be looked at on a case by case basis and make sure people are changing actively.

‘That’s kind of what I’ve always believed in.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Shane Dawson for comment.

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