H3H3’s Ethan Klein slams Jake Paul for alleged gambling scam fiasco - Dexerto
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H3H3’s Ethan Klein slams Jake Paul for alleged gambling scam fiasco

Published: 2/Jan/2019 23:47 Updated: 3/Jan/2019 0:43

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Ethan Klein of comedy duo ‘H3H3’ is joining the ranks of YouTubers calling out Jake Paul and Ricegum for promoting an alleged scam site in their recent videos – as well as potentially advertising a gambling service to their young audiences.

Jake Paul uploaded a video on December 30 advertising the website ‘MysteryBrand.net,’ a service that allows users to pay a set amount of money to open a box of their choice with the chance of winning luxury items and name-brand clothing – or nothing at all.

Paul’s video has since garnered widespread criticism from viewers, with one fan claiming that she got scammed out of a “large amount of money” in a comment.

Ethan Klein is the latest to take issue with Paul’s video, which he analyzed in his own video on January 2. Klein noticed how excited and off-the-wall Paul seemed while promoting the website, and expressed concern that he was encouraging gambling in his relatively young viewer base.

“I don’t think I need to look much deeper into this to know it’s a very strange, overseas scam,” Klein stated. “…when you introduce what is quite literally gambling to an eight to 12 year old… and this is supposed to be a family friendly site. This is bananas.”

Paul went on to react to Klein’s video on Twitter, writing, “Love this video,” in response to his Tweet.

Klein answered Paul’s post with an incredulous reply. “You loved being called out for selling a gambling scam to underage kids?” Klein responded. “K.”

Klein isn’t the only YouTuber to have called out Paul for the scheme, either; Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR likewise took issue with the website, calling out Paul in a Tweet on December 30.

Jake Paul has since responded to Klein’s reply, confirming his stance by writing, “Yes, love it!”

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”