If you're on YouTube and don't know who Shane Dawson is by now, are you even really on YouTube? Dawson is one of YouTube's long-running, most popular YouTubers with more than 21 million subscribers and an archive of videos that spans more than a decade.
In his early days he was known mostly for his... um, very specific brand of sketch comedy before he transitioned into vlog-style videos in the mid-2010s. Then he began producing in-depth, interview-based documentary series and found intense viral potential with an entirely new fan base.
His eight-part docuseries exploring the life and behavior of Jake Paul dominated the internet and earned over 137 million collective views, and his equally controversial series about beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star garnered an even stronger reaction online. Now Dawson is turning his investigative lens toward the entire beauty community, and apparently what he's going to expose isn't pretty.
I guess only time will tell, though.
No matter how biased or unbiased this docuseries will be, we're still sure to get some very interesting learnings on how beauty YouTubers operate. Whether or not Dawson will remain objective or follow Star's lead is still TBD, but hey — maybe Star is totally chill if his friends foray into territory he hasn't visited in a long time.
What do you think? Is this series bound for disaster, or is it exactly what the community needs right now?