Jake and Logan Paul are the famous brothers who got their start on the Vine app and moved to YouTube after Vine shut down. The Paul Brothers are known for many reasons, and most of them, are not good. For their channels, they tend to lean toward prank videos and “diss tracks” that are usually about each other. However, they are also known for getting into trouble. They are all too familiar with making public apologies for something they have said or done.
Logan Paul has recently broke the internet by going to the well-known suicide forest in Japan and showing a dead body. He joked about it and then put a link to a suicide prevention number. Shortly afterwards, his video was removed and he soon made two apology videos, one on Twitter and the other on YouTube. However, he bragged about himself in the video, even though he was supposed be apologizing to everyone for this horrendous video. Fellow YouTubers were outraged and wanted to take Logan Paul down.
Jacksepticeye, a gamer on YouTube, made the comment, “What kind of [messed up] mentality do you need to have to do something like that? There is absolutely no defending it.”
Another gamer on YouTube, CrankGameplays commented, “Logan Paul is a disgusting human being…The fact that he’s getting away with it shocks me even more…. That video should have never been uploaded.”
Logan has taken time away from YouTube to do some “reflection”.
Recently though, Logan Paul tweeted about people eating Tide Pods and decided to post a new video. In this video, Paul uses a stun gun on dead rats and grabs a fish out of a koi pond and leaves it on the ground. PETA (People for Ethnical Treatment of Animals) got in on the action, slamming him for his actions.
In response to this, YouTube removed from it from the platform. YouTube also commented, “We believe he has exhibited a pattern of behavior in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community.” Many think that YouTube should have banned Paul from the beginning.
However, Paul says, “I know for a fact everything I do from this point on will get criticism, it will get backlash, because I’m a very polarizing dude. You either love me, or you hate me. So internet, please, use me, bro. Crucify me, vilify me, and I can promise you one thing, guys. I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to be here for a minute.”
Jake Paul, though, has stepped up his game with scamming his viewers and fans. Jake made a video in January, showing why his 2017 was so great. At the end of the video, he introduced a website that he created called “edfluence”. This website was designed to show off his new talent group, called “Team 1000”; a sister group to his “Team 10.”
A YouTuber, Drew Gooden, made a video logging into that website just to show everyone what it is like. At first, Gooden was only charged $7. After the $7 fee, he found out that he had to pay another $57 to get other videos or “lessons”. His credit card company then sent him a fraud alert. Gooden made the comment that many parents were having issues with their children charging their credit cards for more than $7. In total, Gooden spent $64 just to learn that “Team 1000 is coming soon!”.
A user on Tumblr commented on both Paul Brothers saying, “They’ve done too much to just say sorry, and the apologies they give are always weak non-apologies. They don’t mean it, they are never sorry for the things they do. They’re just sorry that they keep getting called out. Those guys are beyond trash.”
And most of the world would agree. These two brothers are two of the highest grossing YouTubers, each making 12 million dollars last year just from YouTube. Both brothers may say they are sorry, but in reality, all they care about is getting more cash.