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YouTube star Shane Dawson apologizes for crass joke about pedophilia

YouTube star Shane Dawson apologizes for crass joke about pedophilia
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January 11

In the middle of YouTube star Logan Paul’s suicide video controversy, another colleague came under fire.Shane Dawson, who boasts more than 11 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, was accused of pedophilia when an old episode from his “Shane and Friends” podcast resurfaced Wednesday.On the podcast, Dawson described a conversation he had on Instagram with a 6-year-old girl, who he said told him that she was a cheerleader with more than 100,000 followers."And she shows me her Instagrams which are like—first of all— I don't know if I'm allowed to say this but, like, she's, like, sexy," Dawson said.When his co-host called the comments “disgusting,” Dawson offered his “justification for pedophilia.”

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Directors Shane Dawson (L) and Anna Martemucci attend a panel for the Starz television series "The Chair" during the Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 04: Internet personality Shane Dawson speaks onstage during a tribute to the late Christina Grimmie the 6th annual Streamy Awards hosted by King Bach and live streamed on YouTube at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for dick clark productions)

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Film subject, Gigi 'Gorgeous' Lazzarato (L) and Shane Dawson attend 'This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous' Premiere on day 6 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 24, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Shane Dawson attendS BookCon 2015 at Javits Center on May 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Actors Steffan Argus, Alexis G. Zall and Shane Dawson attend ABC Digital's 'This Isn't Working' screening at UTA on September 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Shane Dawson promotes his new book 'I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson' at Barnes Noble Union Square on March 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Shane Dawson and Lisa Schwartz attend Dawson's Book Event 'I Hate Myselfie' at Barnes Noble bookstore at The Grove on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Shane Dawson arrives at the 'Not Cool' Los Angeles Premiere at the Landmark Theatre on September 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Lisa Schwartz (L) and Shane Dawson arrive at the Premiere Of Starz Digital Media's 'Not Cool' at the Landmark Theater on September 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Presenters Eden Sher and Shane Dawson speak onstage at the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at Hollywood Palladium on February 17, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

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