For his devoted fans – who call themselves Jake Paulers – no joke is too wild, no controversy is too big. Whenever he’s mired in a scandal, tweets spill over with the hashtag #jakepaulisover. But it’s never really over. Conversely, with every stunt, joke, or feud on the Internet, he gains more fans on his YouTube channel.
It hosted a party during the pandemic
Videos captured at his home showed carefree young people celebrating without masks or social distancing. They danced, threw dice and drank from red cups. Others held on to an excavator crane that lifted them and spun them.
After the party, the mayor said the city and law enforcement are adopting a zero tolerance policy for anyone who organizes large gatherings.
He was charged with trespassing in a shopping center
“Social media influencer Jake Paul was present and remained inside the mall after an illegal assembly was declared,” the Scottsdale Police Department said in June.
Authorities said he was present during the destruction of the property at Scottsdale’s Fashion Square Mall. Paul denied any involvement.
On Wednesday, the Scottdale Police Department said it was dismissing charges against him and two friends.
“It is in the best interest of the community to dismiss the misdemeanor charges without bias so that a federal criminal investigation can be completed. Scottsdale retains the ability to dismiss the charges depending on the outcome of the federal investigation,” police said. in a statement.
His brother is equally controversial
Jake Paul has a brother who has more fans than him on YouTube. Just call them double trouble.
“I should never have released the video,” he said. “There are many things I should have done differently but I didn’t and for that, from the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry.”
Disney dropped him after feuds with neighbors
In 2017, Disney cut off relations with Jake Paul, who appeared on the “Bizaardvark” channel series.
Neighbors told reporters that Paul liked sharing his address, sending the girls to congregate outside the house. When the franchisee asked Paul what he thought of the neighbors who said that living next to him was “a living hell” and “a circus”, he appeared unfazed.
“I mean, people like to go to circuses, right?” churches.
He once made a TSA joke with a teddy bear
“It was abandoned by its owners at LAX after the airline and the TSA determined it was too big to be checked out as hand luggage and carried on the plane,” the TSA wrote in the photo’s caption with a passenger memo. about the size of hand luggage.
People have unleashed anger at the TSA, saying it likely ruined a child’s Christmas by not allowing the passenger to bring the bear on board.
But there was no child involved. Paul uploaded a video of his meeting with the TSA, telling his followers that he had tried to take “Brodie the Bear” – a gift for his girlfriend – through airport security but didn’t make it.
#LetBrodieFly, he then tweeted.
CNN’s Saba Hamedy contributed to this report.