Shane Dawson has over 21 million subscribers on YouTube.
And now he also has a pretty embarrassing problems on his hands.
The popular social media star made headlines of the worst possible kind this week after an old interview he gave resurfaced...
... in which Dawson came right out and said he had sex with his cat.
Yes, his cat.
We'll let him try to talk his way out of this gross and illegal claim below, while readers decide whether they believe him or not.
What the Heck is Going on Here?
The very unexpected controversy started when an old clip from Shane's podcast, Shane and Friends, went viral again on Twitter.
Okay. But What Did He Say?
In the clip, he says the following: "The things I've done to my poor animals, they will never love me. I've done terrible things."
Dawson then went on to tell a gross, graphic story about how he apparently dry-humped his cat before he "came all over [it]".
It Actually Got a Lot Worse
"I laid my cat down on her back," Dawson actually added. "I didn’t penetrate. I laid the cat down on her back and I moved her little chicken legs, you know, spread apart. If I just hump, like, on her tummy, that’s not weird so I humped and I humped and I kept going and I came all over the cat."
This Was a Milestone, Dawson Alleged at the Time
"It was, like, my first sexual experience. I was also, like, 19."
Folks all over the Internet were stunned at the story -- nd, soon enough, the hashtag #ShaneDawsonIsOverParty started trending. Altogether, there have been over 200,000 Tweets on the subject.
Trending for all the Wrong Reasons
Defend Yourself, Shane!
Shane spent a lot of time talking his way out of this one, as he sort of had to try and do, right?
Lessons Learned, Okay?!?
Fake News! Fake Story!
I Remain Haunted... By Myself
I'm Trying... and I'm Sorry
This is Now the Real Me
Is This Scandal Over Yet?
Not His First Controversy
Back in 2014, in another old podcast episode, Shane joked about a "sexy" six-year-old and his "justification for paedophilia" which led to people branding him a paedophile.
A Strong Rebuke
Shane addressed the comments in a YouTube video last year where he said: "I am not a f-cking paedophile."
Should Dawson Be Forgiven?
The Internet is engaged in this debate: Has Dawson really learned his lesson? Is he really now clean and sober and regretful? Or just continually trying to garner attention by saying (and even doing?) gross stuff?