On the podcast, Dawson described a conversation he had on Instagram with a 6-year-old girl, who he said told him that she was a cheerleader with more aol jokes 100,000 followers. And she shows me her Instagrams which are like—first of all— I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but, like, she’s, like, sexy,” Dawson said. Here’s my thing: People have foot fetishes.
People have fetishes about, you know, everything. And there’s websites on the internet where they can look at that weird creepy s–t and jerk off to it. Okay, fine, everybody do your thing. First of all, I don’t understand why anybody would be turned on by that,” he said on the podcast. Dawson said that he was kidding, but the episode recirculated online and was met with immediate backlash. Late Wednesday, he issued a lengthy video statement.
I’m going to start by saying I am not a f–king pedophile. I go on record saying I am not a f–king pedophile. It’s disgusting that people are saying I’m a f–king pedophile because of some s—ty a– f–king jokes from six years ago on a podcast. Dawson then went on to apologize for his previous persona in which he tried to make people laugh by shocking them.
Back in the day, 2008 to 2012ish, maybe 2013, that was my thing. I loved the feeling of making somebody shocked and laugh because they couldn’t believe what was coming out of my mouth. I wasn’t confident enough to make smarter jokes. I was making the easy jokes. I was playing crazy stereotypical characters.