"I didn't [ejaculate] on my cat."
This is the denial issued by YouTube star Shane Dawson, after his unsettling comments about bestiality resurfaced online.
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In a now-deleted 2015 podcast, the popular conspiracy theorist, comedian and author gave graphic details about how he ejaculated on his cat.
Dawson said he was 19 and it was his "first sexual experience" in a graphic description of the act, which Newshub has chosen not to reproduce.
Disturbing videos also show Dawson, who has more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, burying his face in his dog's crotch and pretending to perform oral sex acts.
"Oh yeah! Daddy likes!" he shouts.
After the 2015 audio resurfaced, Dawson was forced to backtrack. He's now denying the acts ever took place and claims it was all just a joke.
"I didn't f**k my cat. I didn't [ejaculate] on my cat. I didn't put my d**k anywhere near my cat. I've never done anything weird with my cats," he posted to Twitter.
"That story was fake and was based on a dumb awful sketch idea I had years ago that I never made (THANK GOD) and when the opportunity came up for a funny moment in the podcast I told it as if it was a real story which was DISGUSTING and VERY VERY DUMB."
He then finished with an open apology, saying he was "sorry for my past".
"I'm sorry for what I said about my cat, I'm sorry for what I said about anything or anyone that was offensive, and I'm sorry for being someone who thought being super offensive and shocking all the time was funny."
This is just the latest apology from Dawson, the 2016 Daily Dot YouTuber of the Year, who has previously also said sorry for jokes ranging from paedophilia to blackface.
Unfortunately for Dawson, he's now become the fodder for memes making fun of his unnatural relationship with his cat.