If you’re a fan of Shane Dawson you’ve probably woken up today to a bit of a shock. I missed the first part of the drama, only waking up after Shane’s initial tweets had been deleted, but I’ve tried to catch myself up as best as I could.
As someone who grew up hating my self because of my sexuality, it’s always a bit of a gut punch to read things like this. My initial gut reaction was to side with Shane, because I grew up watching him, and his video of him coming out as bisexual was a huge push for me to come out as well. That said, my research into it left me confused. Shane had said that he had gotten thrown out for “holding hands” with his boyfriend, Ryland Adams, but in Tomi Lauren’s post on the subject that you can see above, she suggested that a couple had hijacked her veterans event to promote their left wing homosexual agenda. This left me even more confused, because the Shane I have watched for years was never one for politics- I can’t say I know for sure as I don’t know him, but as an avid viewer of his videos since 2009 and a listener to his podcast, I have never once seen him promote any kind of political agenda and this public “stunt” didn’t seem like him.
Looking through his tweets and the replies I stumbled across a picture. The very first picture on this post. Now, to me, this is very clearly not Shane or Ryland. Like not even close. I can’t say for sure if this was the picture that Tomi was referring too, but I don’t imagine this happened more than once. Now this leads me to believe that this has been a case of mistaken identity- my theory goes;
These guys in the picture disagree with Tomi on some key political issues, so they decide to freak her out by kissing in front of her then they run off. Shane is somewhere nearby holding hands with his boyfriend, and as well all know, all the gays look the same, so it must be them who pulled off this daring political hijacking of this event. So they are blamed for what happened and kicked out, apparently being roughly handled and attempting to break Shane’s leg (I can’t say how true that last part is, but I completely understand if Shane was over exaggerating his injuries after being treated like that.
Since this happened Shane has deleted the tweets and has tried to do a bit of damage control- This could be for several reasons, possibly to take legal action- or avoid legal action being taken against himself- who knows. I can only theorise from what I have found, but it certainly seems like something awful and homophobic went down.
An event for veterans should celebrate every sexuality, as there will be veterans from all walks of life, and the freedom that they fight for is so that people like Shane can hold his boyfriends hand in public, because that’s what freedom is whether these people like it or not.
I’m gonna wrap this up because I’m angry enough as it is. Hopefully we will see the truth coming out about the whole thing soon. I just wanted to spread this, because that’s clearly not Shane and Ryland in the photo, and that’s what makes me thing that this is something terribly homophobic.