Shane Dawson was at a low ebb following the backlash he’d confronted in early 2018, however, by the top of that year, he was back on prime, because of an all new video format. Dawson started making documentaries about fellow YouTubers, and the suggestions was overwhelmingly optimistic. “Shane Dawson’s new collection of investigative documentaries has change into YouTube’s Game of Thrones: appointment tv for greater than a billion folks,” Polygon stated, following the discharge of Dawson’s collection on YouTube magnificence guru Jeffree Star.
Dawson adopted that up with a docu-series about controversial YouTube star Jake Paul, the primary installment of which was seen by 500,000 folks in lower than an hour, in keeping with TubeFilter. At the time of this writing, “The Mind of Jake Paul” has been watched greater than 24 million instances, however many commentators have discovered it to be deeply flawed. The Verge took problem not solely with Dawson’s makes an attempt to diagnose Paul as a sociopath (“On a platform like YouTube, mental health stigma is primed to spread faster and more dangerously”), however the publication additionally criticized him for not pushing Paul onerous sufficient about his racism scandal.
In 2017, Spanish YouTubers Ivan and Emilio Martinez claimed that they left Paul’s influencer group Team 10 as a result of he would make fun of their heritage and use racist language, which, as famous by The Verge, was one thing Dawson didn’t correctly tackle.
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