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

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  1. Philip DeFranco

    Philip DeFranco

    Tháng trước

    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


      Tháng trước

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

    • BlitzofChaos Gaming

      BlitzofChaos Gaming

      Tháng trước

      +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?

    • Saint Nasim Najafi Aghdam

      Saint Nasim Najafi Aghdam

      Tháng trước

      ​+BlitzofChaos Gaming I think you are giving him too much credit :) he doesn't really care he just wants money. every word, gesture, opinion, ad, all calculated to pander to the algorithm and low info majority, for maximum profit. he's only ethical when he has to be, and he already knows it's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is for permission. Tells you what kind of a guy he is.

    • BlitzofChaos Gaming

      BlitzofChaos Gaming

      Tháng trước

      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

      Tháng trước

      Philip DeFranco the world/ VNchannel need more people like you!

  2. Arim Oh

    Arim Oh

    4 ngày trước

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

  3. BC Brandt

    BC Brandt

    9 ngày trước

    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.

  4. Lynn Perry

    Lynn Perry

    15 ngày trước

    Love yo face, too, Phil. Thank you.

  5. Lynn Perry

    Lynn Perry

    15 ngày trước

    My heart is still breaking for New Zealand.

  6. Ac Vargis

    Ac Vargis

    20 ngày trước

    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.

  7. TheJege12


    22 ngày trước

    7:11 exactly

  8. TheJege12


    22 ngày trước

    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

  9. Teth47


    22 ngày trước

    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.

  10. BaldingClamydia


    22 ngày trước

    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

  11. xxxCrackerJack501xxx


    24 ngày trước

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

  12. Obsidian Sirius Blackheart

    Obsidian Sirius Blackheart

    24 ngày trước

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

  13. skrtskrt


    24 ngày trước


  14. Aamer - ‎عامر

    Aamer - ‎عامر

    25 ngày trước

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

  15. ZaZa Zoom

    ZaZa Zoom

    25 ngày trước

    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!

  16. Whatever Works

    Whatever Works

    25 ngày trước

    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.

  17. flare 156

    flare 156

    26 ngày trước

    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



    26 ngày trước

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

  19. Korey


    26 ngày trước

    Lmfao at the joke Phil did on j.k

  20. Guts The Berserker

    Guts The Berserker

    26 ngày trước

    *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.*

  21. oopsVA


    26 ngày trước

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

  22. Elias Armendariz

    Elias Armendariz

    26 ngày trước

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

  23. Zimm Evalyn

    Zimm Evalyn

    26 ngày trước

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



    27 ngày trước

    Why would he say something like that tho

  25. Zubiila


    27 ngày trước

    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.

  26. CaVaLaKz


    27 ngày trước

    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.

  27. Zach Stokes

    Zach Stokes

    27 ngày trước

    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)

  28. Mel T

    Mel T

    28 ngày trước


  29. An19941


    28 ngày trước

    The Utrecht terror act?

  30. nirvanabrook


    28 ngày trước

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

  31. Bunny Cates

    Bunny Cates

    28 ngày trước

    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.

  32. Una2


    28 ngày trước

    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.

  33. Chandler Deardorff

    Chandler Deardorff

    28 ngày trước

    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

  34. R. Gordon

    R. Gordon

    28 ngày trước

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

  35. Soviet Sans Of the Holy Britannian Empire

    Soviet Sans Of the Holy Britannian Empire

    28 ngày trước

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

  36. Max Covfefe

    Max Covfefe

    28 ngày trước

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

  37. Ice King

    Ice King

    29 ngày trước

    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

  38. Blossom Synthx

    Blossom Synthx

    29 ngày trước

    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. JK Rowling: SHANE DID THE DIRTY WITH HIS CAT! You cant honestly believe such things, Shane has improved himself, he tried everything on VNchannel, 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 VNchannelrs there are. Please don't judge him on his past but as the man he is now. 😊💜

  39. Cosmic Klutz

    Cosmic Klutz

    29 ngày trước

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

  40. blank


    29 ngày trước

    3:40 what you clicked on this video for

  41. ashton's channel

    ashton's channel

    29 ngày trước

    I love Phil's sarcasm, so hilarious

  42. Mrs. Donuts

    Mrs. Donuts

    29 ngày trước

    I only found out about Shane because of memes.

  43. Jenny Agrippa

    Jenny Agrippa

    29 ngày trước

    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.

  44. GoneFishingStories


    29 ngày trước

    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....

  45. drdwkelley


    29 ngày trước

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

  46. Andrea Ibori

    Andrea Ibori

    29 ngày trước

    People forget who Shane Dawson was 10 years ago 🤧

  47. Sincerely Defiant

    Sincerely Defiant

    29 ngày trước

    Cinema wins made it to the deFranco news

  48. Heather Gordon Warnock

    Heather Gordon Warnock

    Tháng trước

    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.

  49. Kieran Holroyd

    Kieran Holroyd

    Tháng trước

    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

  50. C M R

    C M R

    Tháng trước

    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.

  51. Misty Stewart

    Misty Stewart

    Tháng trước

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

  52. 01


    Tháng trước

    'Haven't seen a blowup like this in the youtube space in forever' Piewdiepie: Am I a joke to you?

  53. Adrienne Hagen

    Adrienne Hagen

    Tháng trước

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

  54. Benjamin Hewitt

    Benjamin Hewitt

    Tháng trước

    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

  55. AaiCee Clare

    AaiCee Clare

    Tháng trước

    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.

  56. Prateek Choudhary

    Prateek Choudhary

    Tháng trước

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

  57. M to the B

    M to the B

    Tháng trước

    Harry Potter and the Gauntlet of too many information


    Tháng trước

    I'm so proud to have you as an ally phil 😍👏👏 go bi chimps

  59. Smooth kajamm

    Smooth kajamm

    Tháng trước


  60. Bronnie M

    Bronnie M

    Tháng trước

    I do not understand the popularity of Shane Dawson. Maybe it is a cultural thing - I am not American.

  61. Lily H

    Lily H

    Tháng trước

    Thank you for covering the christchurch story but why do you keep referring to the terrorist as “shooter”??? It’s always shooter and mass shootings when it’s a white person. What is the word terrorist only reserved for a certain race? He is a terrorist. That was an act of terrorism. Call it like it is

  62. Red Mist

    Red Mist

    Tháng trước

    God it's weird hearing Phili D talk about my home town and even my college I wish it was under better circumstances

  63. Shana Leigh

    Shana Leigh

    Tháng trước

    I am so over this cancel culture.

  64. Maria Kotter

    Maria Kotter

    Tháng trước




    Tháng trước

    Of course all the heroic stories come from the mosque where there was no footage.

  66. Mr Meeseeks

    Mr Meeseeks

    Tháng trước

    I want chimp merch

  67. Mouse & Hare

    Mouse & Hare

    Tháng trước

    yess bisexual pride

  68. Bill Sirmcbottomsfourd VII

    Bill Sirmcbottomsfourd VII

    Tháng trước

    This guy seems alright.

  69. Charity Parker

    Charity Parker

    Tháng trước

    . Mv

  70. miller repin

    miller repin

    Tháng trước

    jk Rowling: Anyone who dislikes my comments are gay

  71. Steven Enno

    Steven Enno

    Tháng trước

    Does no one realize GOTG sucks?? Like... 2/10

  72. Demeter Singleton

    Demeter Singleton

    Tháng trước

    Rowling is also actively anti-transgender, so she's not even good at making being an ally.

  73. serene2681


    Tháng trước


  74. Juan Meza

    Juan Meza

    Tháng trước

    Bruh that Shane apology had dying 😂😂

  75. Sakhar


    Tháng trước

    I’m not a fan of Lilly Singh but I’d sooner have her, a minority, hosting a late night show than the likes of John Oliver and James Corden. Bringing Hasan Minhaj on Patriot Act was probably the best decision Netflix has made for the show. So ya go Lilly

  76. Rayhaan Williams

    Rayhaan Williams

    Tháng trước

    Harry potter parents are canonly both gay fact for the day

  77. Rayhaan Williams

    Rayhaan Williams

    Tháng trước

    Personally I think they shouldn't of made it go viral and give that shooter no attention

  78. Kitty Sans:3

    Kitty Sans:3

    Tháng trước

    What about the dog he kissed

  79. Abdulla Al Shamsi

    Abdulla Al Shamsi

    Tháng trước

    all because Shane Dawson is gay it doesn't mean every joke he says means he's doing it

  80. Connorrow


    Tháng trước

    Ive never watched this show but god i think he uses his hands too often its distracting. And Im Italian.

  81. Der Doctor

    Der Doctor

    Tháng trước

    Rowling shouldn’t talk about it in Tweets and interviews, but write a book where she explores the characters lifestyle’s and stuff. I believe fewer people would be outraged

    • rccsrGaming


      27 ngày trước

      Der Doctor I’m not sure I understand the outrage, she said Dumbledore was gay for Grindlewald in 2007.

  82. Roxychik006


    Tháng trước

    Am i the only one who thought Dumbledore was gay from the literal first chapter off the first book???? Think about the way the damn man dresses! And as soon at they were talking about grindelwald in the book I already called them together. The only thing i don't understand is why she didn't go all the way with it.

  83. Tiburon Entertainment

    Tiburon Entertainment

    Tháng trước

    very nice

  84. J03 MAN

    J03 MAN

    Tháng trước

    death of the author man, if her fans don't accept her years after the fact retcons that are incompatible with the story and world she established, then those retcons don't matter.

  85. I'm kinda fucking stupid, but

    I'm kinda fucking stupid, but

    Tháng trước

    Shane can't catch a fucking break.. Smh..

  86. LeenahPlays Games

    LeenahPlays Games

    Tháng trước

    Shane is aSHANEd of his jokes *KNEE SLAP* WHEEEEEEEEZE

    • LeenahPlays Games

      LeenahPlays Games

      Tháng trước

      +Ermal Misini isn't it funny though

    • Ermal Misini

      Ermal Misini

      Tháng trước

      Calm down, Jimmy Fallon.

  87. Serpentareas


    Tháng trước

    99% of the stuff Rowling has said after the series concluded has been pure BS but if you read the books it's very very obvious Dumblewald happened. As for the explicit sexual details..... well it was always a children's book that just so happened to also appeal to adults. This one comment of hers i can defend

  88. William Monahan

    William Monahan

    Tháng trước

    The virtue signaling in the world today is real. Sheesh.



    Tháng trước

    Why did he have to bring up the old intro like that? I miss it :(

  90. _tubbytits


    Tháng trước

    9:11 these right wing terrorists, domestic or otherwise*

  91. tom johnston

    tom johnston

    Tháng trước

    I don’t see how it was a joke, or satire, irony etc....he straight up told a tale of dry humping his cat to completion. The chick told him to shut up like she had heard it before. None of these people are good enough at acting for that story to be a skit lmao. I don’t really give a shit either way. Just find it hilarious he thought that was a story he should share to the general public 🤣😂🤣

  92. mauiturlock


    Tháng trước

    Phil, trying to keep up with your channels/content. Where are you?? How/where can I find your other content. Been kinda out of the loop for a while. BTW, you're looking great. Much aloha from Maui.

  93. Goob the Noob

    Goob the Noob

    Tháng trước

    seeing how I've never seen any of Shane Dawsons videos, I unbiasedly think that he actually did bad things to his cat and is just lying. Seems like something a 19-year-old would do.

  94. TheFruitySponge


    Tháng trước


  95. Graham Mcgee

    Graham Mcgee

    Tháng trước

    4:50 he admits

  96. awesomeferret


    Tháng trước

    I really feel sorry for Shane honestly. He's deluded himself into thinking that he needs to give a flying F about jokes that he made that some people don't find funny. You know for a fact that most people criticizing him for "offensive jokes" also watch Family Guy and The Office and the likes and enjoy it. And I say this as someone who some would call a "Shane Dawson hater". He really doesn't deserve this for so many reasons.

  97. XxDuBsTePxMaStErxX 4 4

    XxDuBsTePxMaStErxX 4 4

    Tháng trước

    Nobody, except for idiots: PM of New Zealand: BAN ALL GUNS, NOW! Idiots

  98. Unique Azrael' Gaming

    Unique Azrael' Gaming

    Tháng trước

    Everytime i enter philip's video i skip 5 second ahead Cuz i already know im a bastard My dad was married and lied about my mom that he was single and had sex and left my mom Also my mom is now an anti lover so i don't have a step sibling

  99. Kennichu Clements

    Kennichu Clements

    Tháng trước

    I love you Phillip DeFranco keep up the amazing work

  100. RiAd ViDs

    RiAd ViDs

    Tháng trước

    No one: Jk Rowling: 9/11 was an accident

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