The Shane Dawson Cat Controversy, Denial, & Apology, J.K. Rowling Is A Retroactive Hero, & More...

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  • Philip DeFranco
    Philip DeFranco  7 months ago +2457

    I don't even know what top comment feels appropriate for today's show...
    JK Rowling Backlash (00:06), James Gunn Rehired (2:28), Shane Dawson Cat Controversy (3:38), TIA (7:46), Christchurch (8:55)

    • MintArcade
      MintArcade 6 months ago

      If anyone Captain Marvel production team should be the one Disney fired

    • BlitzofChaos Gaming
      BlitzofChaos Gaming 7 months ago

      @Saint Nasim Najafi AghdamMy point is why should we believe someone who has admitted he will lie to be liked when he's apologizing to be liked?

    • BlitzofChaos Gaming
      BlitzofChaos Gaming 7 months ago

      Phil the problem with how you see cancel culture is you are basically defending rapists murderers and domestic abusers. Just because someone apologizes does not mean there shouldn't be consequences for their actions. Shane says it was a lie when he told it and he told that lie to be liked at the time. So was that the lie to be liked at the time or is this the lie to be liked at this time? Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf? How about the boy who cried "like me like me I'll be whoever you want me to be"?

    • alyssa stephens
      alyssa stephens 7 months ago

      Philip DeFranco the world/ RU-clip need more people like you!

    • Lou Hendricks
      Lou Hendricks 7 months ago

      just changed my twitter handle to @hrhendricks in case anyone was looking

  • Sydney B
    Sydney B 4 days ago

    The thing I think about Shane is what I also believe about Jeffree and everyone else that had big controversies in the past: It's the past. When something like this comes out you need to take a look not at what happened then but at the person now and see if they've grown beyond that person who said or did those things and if they are I think there's no point in harping on someone for something so old that a different version of that person said. Was the joke wrong and gross? Yes for sure, even Shane said that. Evaluating who he is now, you can see that isn't the direction he goes with his jokes any more, he hadn't said anything even kind of like that in a long time. People need to allow for the possibility that someone actually managed to learn and grow from their past mistakes instead of completely flipping out and cancelling them because they were stupid years ago. It's not fair to the people who acknowledged those bad behaviors and spent time and effort working on themselves to make themselves better people.

  • The Other Side
    The Other Side Month ago

    *The problem with J.K Rowlings is that she is trying to get into the latest 21st century trend by embracing openness, and since she can't come up with another great story, she decided to change the only story she has by altering their genders and personalities.*

  • Poke Emblem
    Poke Emblem 2 months ago

    I’m very late, but I love how everyone is talking about JK Rowling and not THE FREAKIN SHOOTING.

  • Sheri For
    Sheri For 3 months ago

    I say bullshit, he gave his age and in his videos hes way to sexual with pets and his twisted obsession with furries . nobody knows anyone totally

    • Sheri For
      Sheri For 3 months ago

      WHAT IM SAYING HE DID it 99%

  • J A
    J A 5 months ago

    wait why do people not like lily singh?

  • Arim Oh
    Arim Oh 6 months ago

    Shane Dawson might be a zooaphile and is in a bestiality relationship with his cat. Sounds about white to me.

  • BC Brandt
    BC Brandt 6 months ago

    If you've ever created a universe, you know that there can be *thousands* of details that never surface into the works, or that only clarify after something is in stone. I see no problem with how JK is revealing things. It's not a matter of shock or attention, it's her learning more about her creations and/or sharing things she's always known.

  • Lynn Perry
    Lynn Perry 6 months ago

    Love yo face, too, Phil. Thank you.

  • Lynn Perry
    Lynn Perry 6 months ago

    My heart is still breaking for New Zealand.

  • Ac Vargis
    Ac Vargis 6 months ago

    Thank you for how you covered the terrorist attack in our city. We have all been deeply affected - we were tentatively recovering from earthquakes and this horrific, intentional, disgusting attack has left us all broken-hearted. Abdul Aziz is incredibly brave. Farid Ahmed is also a wonderful hero imo. Cheers.

  • TheJege12
    TheJege12 6 months ago

    7:11 exactly

  • TheJege12
    TheJege12 6 months ago

    No one can make them movies better than Gunn, I'm SO glad he got rehired!
    People can grow in their opinions, doesn't matter who you are

  • Teth47
    Teth47 6 months ago

    I read all the books. Literally no mention, don't worry Phil, it's okay to think Rowling's a douche. It's cynical publicity farming, honestly we should all just probably stop talking to/about her. She's proven that she isn't a valuable part of even her own works any more, let alone society.

  • BaldingClamydia
    BaldingClamydia 6 months ago

    I love how people are pieces of shit until something really bad happens and you get all of these stories of people helping and protecting each other

  • xxxCrackerJack501xxx
    xxxCrackerJack501xxx 6 months ago +1

    A lot of James Gunn's jokes on Twitter were funny.

  • Obsidian Sirius Blackheart

    1:45 Phil this was the most fiery burn I have ever seen on your channel 😂 Jesus Christ man

  • Aamer - ‎عامر
    Aamer - ‎عامر 6 months ago

    Hi phil - where did you get the shirt from you are wearing in this video?

  • Lolo .S
    Lolo .S 6 months ago +3

    As a New Zealander, I would like to say I am proud of my country and the way that we handled the situation. This sad event is not a representation of our small country or anything we stand for, that kind of hate is not welcome here. I am grateful to you for not showing the shooter and giving the attention he wanted. Thank you!

  • Whatever Works
    Whatever Works 6 months ago +1

    Every video I watch from you makes me respect you even more than the last one. I stopped watching the news a while ago because all it did was intensify my depression. But the way you present everything gives me hope. Thank you so much for being so encouraging and thoughtful in your dialogue.
    Also just a side note about J.K. Rowling, I personally think everyone is reacting a bit strongly to the whole Dumbledore/Grindelwald situation. It's just a new bit of information for the backstory of different characters. I just thought, "Oh, okay cool, that's what I kind of figured when I read the books," and left it at that. There's no need to praise or condemn Rowling for it.
    As a writer, I can sympathize having full backstories for every character and struggling to figure out what you should include or exclude. You have to decide what information is relevant and is going to move the story forward. Maybe she decided it wasn't information that Harry would consciously think about or maybe he wouldn't even realize it. I don't know why she made all the choices she did, but I don't really have a problem with them.
    Maybe she really was announcing it so she could get praise for including LGBT characters. Okay. Whatever. Don't give her attention for it then. Don't praise her or condemn her. Either way she would be generating discussion and becoming relevant.
    Either way, at least we're getting some memes out of it.

  • flare 156
    flare 156 6 months ago

    some franchises novel authors made perfect books lord of the rings, dune, which are subsequently ruined by their children Brian Herbert, Christopher Tolkien, but it takes a very special author to ruin everything great about their books in a vain attempt to stay relevant isn’t that right jk Rowling

    SVXXX MEDIA 6 months ago

    What they did to james gunn is hilarious because they jumped the gun and realized MONEY is more important than any sjw BS

  • Korey
    Korey 6 months ago

    Lmfao at the joke Phil did on j.k

  • Guts The Berserker
    Guts The Berserker 6 months ago +1

    *Shane Dawson is a total liar no one jokes about such a specific scenario with such specific details in the matter of fact way he stated them. Sexual deviancy and pedophilia are a huge issue in the homosexual community so none of this surprises me. Compare it to the humor of James Gunn and you'll see huge differences.*
    *Apex Legends is shit by the way, just a repackaged fortnite with Call of Duty infinite warfare mechanics.*

  • oopsVA
    oopsVA 6 months ago

    No one:
    J.K. Rowling: The wands are all dildos.

  • Elias Armendariz
    Elias Armendariz 6 months ago

    I had an actual laugh out loud moment with that beautiful bastards transition, it was so smooth and hilarious.

  • Zimm Evalyn
    Zimm Evalyn 6 months ago

    dude how badass he picked up a credit card machine and just flung it xD

    ERIKA DOWDY 6 months ago

    Why would he say something like that tho

  • Zubiila
    Zubiila 6 months ago

    I get why people are angry with JK for being retroactive, but I personally think it was clear in the movie that they're hinting that Dumbledore and Grindlewald's relationship was more than friendship. I look forward to see where they go with this in the next movie.

  • Brent
    Brent 6 months ago

    What is wrong with people today? People need new or more hobbies than over thinking fictional characters in a book that is ten years old. If you have even 1 spare hour a day where you're online trying to save the world via internet connection by criticizing fictional books or whatever other meaningless things than you're doing it wrong.

  • Zach Stokes
    Zach Stokes 6 months ago

    Jk Rowling is just trying to stay relevant... it’s not heroism when you’re using a semi oppressed community for your own personal gain... ( yes gay people can be oppressed in certain areas of the world not just people of colour)

  • Melissa T
    Melissa T 6 months ago


  • An19941
    An19941 6 months ago +1

    The Utrecht terror act?

  • brooklyn
    brooklyn 6 months ago

    cancel culture is so stupid and ive said it so many times

  • Bunny Cates
    Bunny Cates 6 months ago

    The thing abt the Shane Dawson /cat thing, is people are freaking out abt it, but Brandon said the exact same thing in a David Dobrik vlog following it up saying like "p***y is p***y, right?" and nobody cares. I feel like people are borderline bullying Shane. I don't get why.

  • Una2
    Una2 6 months ago

    Dawson is a first class idiot. He feels ashamed about a cat joke but thinks it's fine spreading vile Sandy Hook conspiracy theories. The JK Rowling thing is a non issue, it's her book,s she can do with them whatever she wants, don't like, don't buy into it. More than simple.

  • Chandler Deardorff
    Chandler Deardorff 6 months ago

    On the subject of J. K. Rowling, I dont get what the big deal is. You cant be hurting the LGBTQ community by choosing to have a character be gay, even if it isnt really in the book because that isnt what the book was about. I'm %100 sure shes thought through her characters and this isnt some attention grab to act like shes something shes not, she doesnt need that, shes J. K. Rowling. This is just another example of the snowflake left bashing someone in order to show how "oh so horribly evil" most of the world is

  • R. Gordon
    R. Gordon 6 months ago +1

    Philip ya stooge, the kid who committed the heroic act is called William Connoly, the senator is Anning Frasier.

  • Soldier Kek-e-sans
    Soldier Kek-e-sans 6 months ago +3

    Wow! JK Rowling gives “headmaster” a new meaning.

  • Max Covfefe
    Max Covfefe 6 months ago

    As a Us citizen, I feel guilty for what happened in Christchurch simply by being a US citizen. Maybe we're poison.

  • Ice King
    Ice King 6 months ago

    phil i would love to hear your opinion on the hidden recording of jim jefferies and the fake news he was spreading regarding this shooting

  • Blossom Synthx
    Blossom Synthx 6 months ago

    Tbh, this stupid drama happening to such an amazing content creator such as Shane kinda seems like one of JK Rowlings book plots.
    everyone: oh Shane's making 2019 his year.

    You cant honestly believe such things, Shane has improved himself, he tried everything on RU-clip, yes those things even included shocking jokes all to cooking videos, to now with conspiracy videos, he has gradually become more of himself, I love his content. One of the best Creators and most genuinely real RU-cliprs there are. Please don't judge him on his past but as the man he is now. 😊💜

  • Cosmic Klutz
    Cosmic Klutz 6 months ago

    Philly D gonna get a news cast on live TV one day, if Lily Singh can do it you can too!!

  • Stoof curry
    Stoof curry 6 months ago

    3:40 what you clicked on this video for

  • ashton's channel
    ashton's channel 6 months ago

    I love Phil's sarcasm, so hilarious

  • death is inevitable so look at memes.

    I only found out about Shane because of memes.

  • Jenny Agrippa
    Jenny Agrippa 6 months ago

    Its a true story...he was eager to tell it you can hear it and the way he tells it. No problem about the past..learn and grow but its a true story about the cat. Its okay. He didnt hurt it he was 19. If people were to read any Carl Jung they would see how much supression and neurosis most people carry around.

  • GoneFishingStories
    GoneFishingStories 6 months ago +1

    Trust my kid with Shane D.. Hell no.. Think something is wired wrong.... And yes think you're very bias.. Thank god it wasn't a kid from Covington that said it....

  • drdwkelley
    drdwkelley 6 months ago +1

    thank god you changed your lighting, now it doesn't look like your squinting to avoid you're retinas from burning out

  • Andrea Ibori
    Andrea Ibori 6 months ago

    People forget who Shane Dawson was 10 years ago 🤧

  • Sincerely Defiant
    Sincerely Defiant 6 months ago

    Cinema wins made it to the deFranco news

  • Heather Gordon Warnock
    Heather Gordon Warnock 6 months ago

    I am so sick of people digging up things that were said in the past and using it against them today! Guess what?! I was a heroin addict in the past. I am clean now and moving on with my life. Does my past make me a shitty person today? I hope not! How can anyone move forward if their past is constantly brought to the forefront?! Leave it alone people!! Jesus Christ! People grow, people change!! I am thankful for my struggles because they’ve made me who I am, but I don’t have to answer for every fucked up thing I’ve ever done... thank God I’m not famous and no one gives a shit what I said when I was in a different state of mind and maturity.

  • Kieran Holroyd
    Kieran Holroyd 6 months ago +1

    Even if the Shane thing is real or even have thoughts like that to tell as a funny story is weird as fuck. You would be insane to trust leaving an animal or child alone in a room with him

  • C M R
    C M R 6 months ago

    That Shane story was not a failed joke. He has told many stories of him engaging in "behaviors" with his pets over the years. The kicker is .. he's said much worst on the podcast -- which is probably why he removed his podcast from Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts.

  • ASMR touch
    ASMR touch 6 months ago

    Jk Rowling is the author of KIDS books. Sorry she didnt give the play by play of Dumbledores sexcapades

  • 01
    01 6 months ago +1

    'Haven't seen a blowup like this in the youtube space in forever'

    Piewdiepie: Am I a joke to you?

  • Adrienne Hagen
    Adrienne Hagen 6 months ago

    Who the fuck could listen to that audio from Shane's podcast and think it was real?? That delivery was *so bad*

  • Benjamin Hewitt
    Benjamin Hewitt 6 months ago

    I’m actually really happy that she didn’t actively throw in the dumbledores gay line because she just portrayed him as a normal character, in the series of the books there was really no reason to add it in, she just wrote him as a normal person just like every other gay

  • AaiCee Clare
    AaiCee Clare 6 months ago

    I sit back, I watch, I laugh, and I enjoy. I love you Phil. You are hilarious, witty and I suspect borderline genius. 😂. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ I sometimes say nothing, but I'm here.

  • Prateek Choudhary
    Prateek Choudhary 6 months ago +1

    JK Rowling is very close to ruining harry potter for me, ironic.