Popular YouTuber Ethan Klein of comedy duo ‘H3H3’ slammed Jake Paul and Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le for their response to the backlash surrounding their promotion of an alleged gambling and scam website.
Klein called out Jake Paul for the scam in a previous video on January 2, where he argued that Paul was promoting “what is quite literally gambling” to his relatively young audience.
Paul responded to Klein’s video with a short Tweet, writing, “Lol love this vid," - which Klein criticized with heavy sarcasm in a following video on January 4.
“I gotta tell you, this response… I sat on it for about an hour,” Klein said of the Tweet. “I was like, ‘did you know this was a video about you?’ You love this video, Jake? I was really trying to make sense of it.”
Klein went on to take issue with RiceGum’s video responding to the debacle, where he listed a series of other popular YouTubers who had partnered with the service - including the likes of vlogger David Dobrik.
You loved being called out for selling a gambling scam to underage kids? K https://t.co/mWsJGnnZ4j— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) January 2, 2019
“...you have a big channel with an impressionable audience so you have more of an obligation,” Klein warned. “So when you do something stupid, it’s obviously gonna attract more attention. But I love how you’re snitching.”
The site behind the debacle has likewise come forward with a statement on the issue, urging any dissatisfied customers to reach out to their customer service branch in a Tweet on January 4.