Fans Actually Forgive Shay Carl Butler for Cheating on His Wife for Months
When news started to spread that Shay Carl Butler had been having an online affair with an adult video performer for MONTHS, a lot of people urged Colette Butler, the YouTube star’s wife, to file for divorce. The Shaytards couple quickly (albeit silently), however, showed the world they they are, in fact, sticking together through this scandal. At least for now, that is…
Listen — we’re not here to judge. Shay and Colette have been married for 14 years and have five beautiful children together, so we totally understand why they would want to try to make their marriage work. What we don’t really get, however, is how so many people can brush off the 37-year-old’s actions like they were nothing.
“Everyone makes mistakes,” some people said. “All marriages have tough times,” others wrote. Ummm…KAY.
— SHELIA_Diamondneye (@SHELIA_diamond) March 20, 2017
@katilette Just because Shay made a mistake and started drinking again don't mean you guys have to get a divorce
— Scary Killer Clown (@KILLERCLOWN2000) March 21, 2017
Some mistakes just have greater consequences than others. But don’t let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you.@shaycarl
— Jessica Mansker (@JesZers) March 5, 2017
@shaycarl you are my favourite Youtuber and yes you made a big mistake but who hasn't and I want you to know i will always support you ??
— EmanGaming (@EmanDavies) February 27, 2017
@katilette Shay loves yu. He made a mistake. Yu have every right to be angry. But please forgive him. Your his rock. He needs yu.
— Tom Lewis (@_Smile_Gaming) February 13, 2017
@katilette This too shall pass. No thing is permanent or perfect. Mistakes makes us human. Just brush it off, stay positive, family wins
— Woof Gamer (@winstagamer) February 17, 2017
@katilette don't give up on ur fam. Y'all are great, terrible things happen. He's done a stupid thing but u can make it thru. God bless ✝
— shadyBcrazy (@shadybcrazy) March 14, 2017
Yes, everybody DOES make mistakes and we ARE all human, but to dismiss Shay’s actions like they were nothing is basically saying he shouldn’t be held accountable for being unfaithful. Colette has every right to be mad, disgusted, shocked, etc., by her husband’ affair, and calling it a simple “mistake” doesn’t give her the respect she deserves at this obviously tough time. Cheating is more than a mistake…it’s a conscious decision and should be treated as such.
Also, can we just say forgiveness takes time…and the vlogger has done NOTHING as of yet to earn people’s sympathy. #JustSaying
Shay Carl isn’t the only married YouTube who was caught cheating:
Shay's infidelity is the most recent of the YouTube world, and perhaps the most shocking, too. Adult video performer Aria Nina exposed the 37-year-old father of five last month when she posted explicit private messages he sent her over the course of several months.
While the YouTuber never actually admitted that he was was a cheater, he wrote a lengthy Twitter note in which he explained that his alcoholism had returned, causing him to "hurt the ones [he] loves most."
We haven't heard from Shay, or his wife, Colette, since the drama went down, but reports say the founder of The Shaytards is currently in rehab getting help for his addiction.
Photo: Instagram (@shaycarl)