YouTube Sensation Shane Dawson: I Want to Spoof Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Split
YouTube sensation Shane Dawson is back with a brand-new single, “The Vacation Song.” The actor, writer and singer talks about his inspiration for the breakup-themed song — which debuts right in time to coincide with the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce news.
Celebuzz broke the story to Dawson, who says it is likely to inspire a TomKat spoof.
However, the 23-year-old shares his reservations about making fun of celebrities.
“I love doing [my own] characters,” he says. “I have spoofed celebrities before, but it’s hard for me because I picture them watching it. I think, if Miley Cyrus or whomever I’m spoofing actually saw this, there’s a chance I could see them in real life at some point — and what if they saw it and what if they got their feelings hurt? I don’t really spoof people as much anymore as I used to. But, I’m definitely wanting to spoof Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise now. Pretty sure I will never run into Tom Cruise, so that would work.”
“I was having trouble writing it because I just didn’t care much about the lyrics,” he adds. “Then one of the producers was like, ‘write about something you know about.’ So it sounds like a breakup song, but it’s actually about my relationship with my dad. I know that sounds really over dramatic, but once I put it in that perspective, I literally wrote it in like 30 minutes. The music video has a little taste of that. It’s basically about a breakup, but there are other characters in there that are dealing with people in their life that they need to get away from.”