The scandalous video shows Dawson, a YouTuber with over 20 million subscribers, standing in front of an old Disney poster of young Willow, huffing and puffing, apparently pretending to masturbate while saying, “whip your hair back and forth,” in reference to the girl’s song.
It was not immediately clear when exactly the video was recorded or who dug it up and shared it, but the clip triggered an immense scandal online, propelling Dawson into the top Twitter trends and prompting shocked response from members of the Smith family.
“Shane Dawson I am disgusted by you. You sexualizing an 11 year old girl who happens to be my sister!!!!!!” her outraged older brother Jaden tweeted in all caps.
Their mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, said: “To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.”
The YouTuber has yet to respond to the new scandal, which comes less than a day after he addressed his previous controversies in an apology video that many found unconvincing and insincere.
Earlier this week, another YouTuber with over 20 million subscribers rushed to self-cancel – announcing a possibly permanent hiatus from her channel – after facing accusations of “racism” due to her content from years ago. In her case, many considered her apology to be much more “sincere,” while the “sins” were far less grave.