For his pious fans – who call themselves Jake Players – no joke is too wild, nor is the controversy too great. Every time he gets lost in a scandal, the tweets are flooded with the hashtag #jakepaulisover. But it’s never really over. On the contrary, with each stunt, quarrel or internet feud, he gains more fans on his YouTube channel.
He hosted a party during the pandemic
Videos shot at his home showed carefree young people partying without masks or social distances. They danced, rolled dice and drank from red cups. Others clung to the excavator̵
After the party, the mayor said the city and law enforcement adopted a zero-tolerance policy for anyone hosting large gatherings.
He was charged with a crime in a mall
“Social media influencer Jake Paul was present and stayed inside the mall after an illegal meeting was called,” the Scottsdale Police Department said in June.
Authorities said he was present during the demolition of properties at the Scottsdale mall in Fashion Square. Paul denied any involvement.
On Wednesday, the Scotdale Police Department said it was dismissing charges against him and two friends.
“It is in the community’s interest to dismiss the allegations without prejudice so that the federal criminal investigation can be completed. Scottsdale retains the ability to reshape the allegations depending on the outcome of the federal investigation,” a police statement said.
His brother is just as controversial
Jake Paul has a brother who has more fans than him on YouTube. Just call them double problems.
“I should never have posted the video,” he said. “There are a lot of things I should have done differently, but I didn’t do it and for that, from my heart, I’m sorry.”
Disney dumped him after feuding with neighbors
In 2017, Disney severed ties with Jake Paul, who appeared in the series on the channel “Bizaardvark”.
Neighbors told reporters that Paul likes to share his address, sending young girls who gather outside the home. When the partner asked Paul how he felt about the neighbors, who said that life next to him was “living hell” and “circus”, he seemed unharmed.
“I mean, people like to go to circuses, don’t they?” he asked.
He once cooked TSA with a teddy bear
“It was abandoned by its owners at LAX after the airline and TSA determined it was just too big to be inspected and carried on the plane,” TSA wrote in a caption with a photo reminding passengers of the size of the carry.
People unleashed rage at the TSA, saying it probably ruined children’s Christmas by not letting the passenger take the bear on board.
But there was no child. Paul uploaded a video of his meeting with TSA, telling his followers that he tried to take the “Brody Bear” – a gift for his girlfriend – through airport security, but failed.
#LetBrodieFly, he tweeted later.
CNN’s Saba Hamedy contributed to this report.