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Here's Why Some People Think Shane Dawson's Engagement Announcement Is Weird Timing

The announcement came days after Shane was involved in a controversy where he was forced to deny he'd had sex with his cat.

It's good news for YouTube star Shane Dawson as he just announced his engagement to boyfriend, Ryland Adams!

Shane popped the question to his boyfriend three years after their first date, captioning a bunch of cute pictures: "HE SAID YES!!!!!!"

In another tweet, he called the moment "the best night of my life" alongside a bunch of heart emojis.

THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE AHHHHHHHHH!!!! THANK U GUYS FOR ALL THE LOVE MY HEART IS LITERALLY GONNA EXPLODE 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💥💥💥💥💥💥💥

Ryland also jumped on Twitter to post more pictures from the night, which included a close-up of the engagement ring.

we’re engaged!! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you❤️ I’ve never been happier in my whole entire life!!

Close friends such as Jeffree Star, James Charles, and Trisha Paytas were among the first to congratulate the couple.

Omg I’m so happy for you both ❤️🔥 Congratulations!!!!!😭😭😭 https://t.co/4a2W9gh8J0

SHANE AND RYLAND ARE ENGAGED ?!?!!? 👏🏻😻😻😻🥰🥰🥰😭😭😭😭😭😭 I literally am cryyyyyying my eyes out. The most beautiful couple I’ve ever been in the presence of , can I be a bridesmaid ??? 😂😂🙈🙈😻😻😻 IM SO SO SO HAPPY CONGRATS @shanedawson @Ryland_Adams couldn’t be happier

And fans were also happy to hear the news.

RYLAND AND SHANE ARE FINALLY ENGAGED OMG MY HEART IS SO HAPPY

SHANE AND RYLAND GOT ENGAGED ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME ITS WHAT THEY DESERVE

However, the announcement comes just days after Shane had to deny rumours he'd had sex with his cat. It all started when an old podcast episode dating back to 2016 was unearthed and spread around Twitter.

I found the audio!! Shane Dawson came on his cat! WTF!!!!! This was on his podcast

In the now-deleted episode, Shane told a graphic story about how he dry-humped his cat before ejaculating over it.

With the story suddenly going viral, Shane was forced to step forward and deny that it had ever happened.

i didnt fuck my cat. i didnt cum on my cat. i didnt put my dick anywhere near my cat. Ive never done anything weird with my cats. I promised myself i wasnt going to make apology videos after last years thing so im just trying to be as short and honest with this as possible. (1/?)

In a later tweet, he called the situation a "dumb awful sketch" and dubbed the story fake.

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 (3/?)

So, with Shane now announcing his engagement mere days after the drama went down, some are a little sceptical of the timing.

shane dawson got engaged in the midst of the “he fucked his cat!!!!!!!!!!” explosion I’M-

Shane got engaged in the midst of all this cat stuff going I-

In fact, people are straight up accusing Shane and Ryland of announcing their engagement to divert attention away from the controversy.

shane dawson got engaged to divert attention away from his cat scandal

However, others are defending the couple, saying that people should let them be happy.

i dont rlly like shane dawson but people who are saying he’s tryna divert attention from the cat thing are such assholes,, yes he claimed he fucked his cat but can yall not let him get engaged in peace?? is it rlly that deep ur not gunna let him be happy about his engagement

if u have shit to say about Ryland and Shane being engaged I’m sorry but bye let a bitch b happy

literally two days ago shane was going through so much shit because of a stupid joke and now my dude is happily engaged :’)

Either way, congratulations are in order for the happy couple!

Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ben Henry at ben.henry@buzzfeed.com.

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