Further, Shane also addressed past instances in which he has been accused of sexualizing minors.
“I swear on my life, I am not somebody who would ever talk about a child… like in seriousness, I would never talk about a child in any way that was inappropriate,” he said. “That is disgusting. That is gross. Ir is not something I would ever do. It is something I did for shock value or because I thought it was funny, like ‘Oh my god, my child molester character.’ It’s all gross and I promise that is not real. That is not me.”
“Have I done sketches where kids were saying crazy things, yes. Do I regret it, yes,” Shane explained.
“I saw a vlog clip of me and my cousin, who was I don’t know, probably 12 or 13 at the time, and we were, you know, I was doing the birds and the bees talk,” he said. “Dumb gross sh-t. And I remember a few years ago, I reached out to [their] mom, my aunt, and I was like, ‘I’m so sorry, oh my god. I can’t believe I did this. This is insane. I can’t believe I talked to my cousin like that.’ She was like, ‘Oh my god, we know. It was funny. We all thought it was funny. That’s just how our family is.’ So I kind of took that like, ‘Oh you know, then maybe I don’t need to apologize.’ But I do. Because I posted that on the internet, for everyone. Not just my family.”
Neither father Will Smith or Willow herself have publicly commented on the resurfaced video.
E! News has reached out to Dawson for comment but have not yet heard back at the time of publication.