YouTube’s Logan Paul condemned his brother and fellow YouTuber Jake Paul after footage arose of Jake among looters during protests. The content creator duo has built themselves a massive following — an astonishing 40 million subscribers collectively. Throughout their career, the pair has engaged in scandalous and inappropriate behavior.
Amidst the volatile political climate, content creators are stepping up to show support for marginalized groups in dire need. Many have shared they feel an obligation to stand with Black Lives Matter and other organizations. While some creators have chosen to be proactive by spreading awareness and donating money, footage arose of Jake Paul in a mall being looted in Scottsdale, Arizona, though Jake claimed not to be looting himself. Furthermore, Jake was amid a group seen releasing fireworks at the roof of the building and being a disturbance.
“Sometimes, I do not understand why he does the things he does.”
In the latest episode of Logan Paul’s podcast, IMPAULSIVE, he addressed his brother’s actions. While discussing the recent protests in Los Angeles and the surrounding area, Logan segued into talking openly about his brother. He explained the context around Jake being at the mall, saying he had been at a “dinner that was next to the mall.” He expressed confusion as to why Jake chose to enter the mall in the first place. What’s more, Logan said it’s “unfortunate” his brother was at the looting site.
Logan additionally added: “While I condemn the fact that he was at a looting site and stuck around long enough for videos to be taken where it looked like he was kind of just ‘hanging out,’ you are a f*cking moron if you think my brother was actively participating in looting.”
Logan clarified that he in no way approved of his brother being inside the mall but further denies his brother’s involvement in the riots or looting. The panel suggested Jake’s involvement was a typical case of the YouTuber’s tendency to insert himself in precarious situations.
In conclusion, Logan and co-host Mike Majlak called for Jake’s need to be more responsible and conscious of his privilege. In short, the panel said he needs someone to reel in his impulsive behavior moving forward.
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