He also addressed jokes he made about pedophilia by creating a “child molester character.” In 2020, an old clip of Dawson pretending to masturbate to a poster of then 11-year-old Willow Smith resurfaced online.
“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. That is disgusting,” Dawson said. “That is gross. It is not something I would ever do. It is something I did do for shock value or because I thought it was funny or, like, ‘Oh my god, my child molester character.’ Whatever, it’s all gross and I promise that is not real. That is not me.”