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Jake Paul puts up $500,000 to YouTuber who beats him in boxing match

Published: 29/Aug/2019 20:02 Updated: 29/Aug/2019 21:38

by Virginia Glaze


The highly-anticipated boxing rematch between YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul has been penned for November 9, but news of an undercard is still out, and YouTuber Jake Paul is left without an opponent – for now.

Having firmly denied a rematch with Deji, Jake Paul is on the hunt for a YouTuber with more “clout” to fight on the rematch undercard – but he may have discovered a way to find his perfect adversary.

Paul called out any YouTubers who hoped to box him in a vlog on August 29, where he put up a whopping $500,000 to any social media star capable of beating him in the ring.

Jake Paul, InstagramJake Paul soundly defeated YouTuber Deji Olatunji during their August 25 bout in 2018 – and now, he’s on the hunt for an opponent with “clout.”

“Alright, anyone who wants to fight me, I’m calling you all you YouTubers out!” Paul challenged. “$500,000 if you beat me!”

While it isn’t clear if the Team 10 founder is being serious or not, this wouldn’t be the first time he’s bet a major hunk of cash on athletic competitions: he also put up $300,000 on Logan Paul’s “Challenger Games,” a track and field competition that saw both brothers suffer from leg injuries.

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Although Jake is still on the lookout for another opponent, he has been called out by fellow YouTuber Yousef “Fouseytube” Erakat in the meantime, who claimed he wants “all the smoke” with both Jake and Deji.

The youngest Paul brother has yet to give an official response to Fousey’s request, claiming that there might be “other, better opponents” in the sea – but that didn’t stop him from roasting Fousey in the process, referencing his failed “July 15” event from 2018 after his initial callout.

With ticketing and streaming information for the rematch currently unavailable, fans are left in the dark as to how they’ll tune into the action – but audio from Maverick member “Dwarf Mamba” may have let slip a potential date for a press conference for September 3.

With just two months left before the fight goes live, tensions are higher than ever, with both KSI and Logan Paul sharing sparring footage ahead of their bout, which could be yet another massive success in light of their previous pay-per-view venture.


Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos


Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.