Shadman, also known as Shaddai Prejean, is a controversial online artist who is known for creating sexually explicit and often shocking cartoons of various characters and celebrities.
He has a large following on social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, as well as his own website, Shadbase.
However, in October 2021, he was arrested in Los Angeles for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, sparking speculation and controversy among his fans and critics. What happened to Shadman and what are the details of his arrest and charges?
The Arrest and Charges Against Shadman
According to court documents obtained by Insider, Shadman was arrested by the Glendale Police Department on October 26, 2021, for two counts of section 245 (A)1 under the California penal code, which is assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm. The documents did not specify the nature or circumstances of the alleged assault, nor the identity of the victim or victims. Shadman was released on bail on November 9, 2021, and is expected to appear in court on November 15, 2021.
The news of Shadman’s arrest was first reported by the Twitter account of Kiwi Farms, an internet forum that tracks and mocks various online personalities, especially those who are considered to be “lolcows” or sources of amusement and ridicule. Kiwi Farms posted screenshots of the court documents and the public booking log, as well as a mugshot of Shadman, on November 11, 2021. The tweet quickly gained over 20,000 likes and thousands of comments, mostly expressing joy or mockery at Shadman’s arrest.
Shadman’s Social Media Presence Since the Arrest
Shadman has been largely absent from his social media platforms since his arrest. His last post on his website was on June 30, 2020, where he announced that he was taking a break from drawing due to personal reasons. He also stated that he would no longer produce lolicon art, which is a genre of anime or manga that depicts young girls in sexually suggestive or explicit situations. Lolicon art is illegal in some countries and has been a source of controversy and criticism for Shadman.
His last post on YouTube was on October 22, 2021, where he uploaded a video of himself playing a horror game called Phasmophobia. He did not mention anything about his arrest or charges in the video. His last post on Instagram was on October 25, 2021, where he shared a picture of himself wearing a mask with a skull on it, which is his signature look. He did not caption the post or respond to any comments.
After his arrest on November 11, 2021, Shadman tweeted for the first time in nearly three weeks. Instead of discussing his arrest or charges, he shared photos of his art, collectibles, food, a TV, a Lego figure with an upside-down cross charm, and damaged Pokémon cards. He added, “No time to explain, dont worry about me, am better than you have and always will be, am pro, See ya dont wanna be ya.”
Speculations and Controversies Surrounding Shadman
Shadman’s arrest has sparked various speculations and controversies among his fans and critics online. Some have wondered what led to his alleged assault with a deadly weapon, and whether it was related to his controversial art or personal issues. Some have also speculated that he might face more charges or legal troubles in the future, especially regarding his lolicon art or other potentially illegal content.
Shadman’s arrest has also reignited the debate over his reputation and career as an online artist. Some have defended him as a talented and creative artist who pushes the boundaries of expression and satire. Some have also argued that he should not be judged for his art or personal life and that he deserves due process and presumption of innocence. Others have condemned him as a degenerate and a pedophile who exploits and harms minors and other vulnerable groups with his art. Some have also argued that he should be banned from social media platforms and face legal consequences for his actions.
Shadman’s arrest has been one of the most talked-about topics in the online art community in recent days. It remains to be seen what will happen to him and his career in the coming weeks and months.