A journey blogger who was accused of being “creepy” for courting a 23-year-old lady who appears like an eight-year-old lady has offered an replace on the pair’s relationship.
Dan Swygart, 26, lately started romancing actuality star Shauna Rae – whose progress was stunted on account of therapy she obtained as a baby for mind most cancers. Rae – who’s 3ft 10in, or 1.1m, tall – is the topic of the TLC actuality collection, I Am Shauna Rae.
Swygart lately shared a number of snaps with Rae on Instagram, earlier than posting a video to the social media web site vehemently defending their connection.
Now, the UK native has revealed he and Rae have determined they’re higher off as pals than lovers.
“Me and Shauna are simply good pals, we’re attending to know one another,” he defined in a brand new Instagram video, earlier than doubling down on his earlier feedback in opposition to their critics.
“However I feel it is completely disgusting, the perspective of some folks. She’s been by means of a lot in life.
“She survived most cancers as a baby, she’s all the time felt totally different and was handled in a different way by society. How dare you are taking away her de ella proper to have a connection, a friendship, a relationship with another person?
“Who’re you to say that she will’t have that? I’m completely disgusted by some folks’s attitudes of her in direction of her and my friendship of her along with her.”
In his preliminary video, Swygart revealed that he reached out to Rae with flowers after seeing the primary season of her present. The pair quickly met in particular person and went on a number of dates collectively.
“It is essential to keep in mind that Shauna is an unbelievable 23-year-old lady who has a incapacity,” he defined.
“In order you are constructing a connection along with her it is essential to acknowledge her incapacity and look previous that and construct it with who she is as a person.
“She’s this unbelievable, inspiring 23-year-old lady who simply occurs to be a bit bit brief. And as quickly as you say that she will’t have a real-world reference to another person, you dehumanize her which is completely disgusting.
“She is a human being. She deserves to have relationships and connections with whomever she desires. And I feel some folks aren’t emotionally mature sufficient to grasp you can have a deep connection based mostly on persona relatively than simply on appears.”
Swygart – who hails from the UK – seems within the second season of I Am Shauna Raethe place he’s seen forging a reference to the star.
However the Brit has been blasted by viewers, with somebody saying he’s “sick” for considering of Rae as a professional love curiosity.
“Sure, she is 23, however she appears and talks like an eight-year-old. She additionally doesn’t act like a mature lady. She is childlike,” one critic claimed, in response to The Mirror.
“If any man or lady can actually say that they will see her as a ‘sexual lady,’ they’re both mendacity or sick. PERIOD,” one other allegedly acknowledged, whereas a 3rd described him as “creepy”.
Final yr, Rae spoke with the New York Submit about her actuality present and the way she’s always underestimated as a result of she appears like a younger lady.
“In the event you take a look at me, you see an eight-year-old lady,” she acknowledged.
“However I feel in case you take the time to have a look at the main points in my face, in my arms, the maturity in my physique – and I feel in case you take the time to truly discuss to me – you actually perceive that I am a 23-year-old.”
Her romance with Swygart is presently up within the air, nevertheless, with the journey blogger lately returning to his dwelling within the UK whereas Rae nonetheless lives on Lengthy Island.
“I have never truly actually thought of if Dan and I had been in a relationship and the way that might look,” she acknowledged on the present.
“I assume that we might most likely strive long-distance, however I have been in a long-distance relationship [before]. It is not my cup of tea.”
– with the New York Submit