The well-known face of YouTube Shane Dawson recently made headlines on Twitter after becoming a victim of the death penalty. Here is the full update about YouTuber Shane Dawson Dead Rumour.
The 32-year-old Youtube personality was made a topic to a trend on Twitter, where users used the phrase “Shane Dawson’s death” as bait to deal with another completely unrelated message.
“American YouTuber Shane Dawson dead rumour” trending on Twitter is false: How did the hoax begin?
Shane Dawson Died is Trending!
this is most likely False Kpop spam.Advertisement
I just Text Shane to see if he’s alive.
No response yet. pic.twitter.com/kMvIXXtxXP
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) April 15, 2021
As soon as the phrase “Shane Dawson died” trending on Twitter, Keemstar shared a tweet out of his sight. He said it was “K-pop spam”.
It was not right. The phrase was used as a bait and switch, which is a fairly popular type of meme format on the Internet. Many anime fans use this meme format, allowing them to talk about more important things.
Here are some of the examples on Twitter:
shane dawson died? k lol now look at klee pic.twitter.com/hHU6gWubTT
— venus ! CHILDE HAVER ♡ (@puppyventi) April 15, 2021
shane dawson died? oh no….anyways look at how cute xiao is pic.twitter.com/AJubz8Uo5m
— dusk (@Duskkuu) April 15, 2021
shane dawson died? Well anyways look at them pic.twitter.com/4rl8ADgH2w
— Emi | future klee and Qiqi haver (@EmiLovesU2) April 15, 2021
Within a minutes the format caught pretty quickly, with people constantly tweeting the phrase “Shane Dawson died”. It was a bit strange that netizens did not care about the factual accuracy of the statement.
While a good portion of Twitter was promoting a harmful trend, other Twitter users said insensitive behaviour shown by people on the platform. He claimed that joking about the death of a person is unacceptable.
Here are some users who reported this trend on Twitter:
The fact that people are celebrating or making fun of ‘shane dawson is dead’ is soo stupid. This is why I hate cancel culture so much. I dont care how horrible a person was, that is his problem. Bullying is NEVER ACCEPTABLE.
— Make It Right (@MakeItR81826371) April 15, 2021
I hope Shane Dawson doesn’t see all these tweets about people downplaying the idea of him dying because that’s fucked up.
I don’t like him at all but he does not deserve to have this many people joking about his “death”.
— Dan (@MadDanJay) April 14, 2021
After declaring his brand of comedy as insensitive and anti-Semitic, Shane Dawson’s public image came to a halt for a year. Shane Dawson was not the ideal role model for the Internet, for sexually abusing an 11-year-old Willow Smith for news of superiority with cats and dogs.
YouTuber has disappeared from the stage after his apology video on June 17, 2020. Yet he does not have to comment about the death.