YouTube star Jake Paul and Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem set Twitter ablaze with a heated back and forth on January 15.
KEEMSTAR is no stranger to controversy on social media as his YouTube channel is dedicated to all things drama and never shies away from conflict.
It seems like he wasn’t at all prepared for the latest batch of controversy, however, after he Tweeted a picture of Jake Paul’s ex-girlfriend Erika Costell with the caption “Eugenia Cooney 2019” that seemingly rubbed Paul the wrong way.
Hours after KEEMSTAR posted the photo, Paul replied with a heated response in which he calls out KEEMSTAR for body shaming Costell and calls him a “piece of trash.”
still body shaming in 2019?— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 15, 2019
keem you’re a piece of trash.
this girl is drop dead gorgeous regardless if we’re together or not..
you deserve to be dragged for this..
dear internet, why tf do you allow this, but then turn into ruthless animals when I put a blindfold on? https://t.co/2dEmO5zdLP
Eugenia Cooney is another YouTuber who is known for being incredibly thin, reportedly weighing well under 100 pounds.
Paul seemingly believed KEEMSTAR’s Tweet to be poking fun at the fact that Costell looks skinny in the chosen picture, leading to the above Tweet as well as a number of follow-up Tweets.
Not content to let Paul have the last word, KEEMSTAR responded by asking whether Paul thought there was something wrong with how Cooney looks.
Body Shamming ? Are you saying there’s is something wrong with Eugena Cooney?— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) January 15, 2019
Wow. Sad. https://t.co/uEtuOVekQf
Paul offered no response to KEEMSTAR’s final word on the matter, seemingly opting to move on from the ordeal completely.
To her credit, Costell seemed to take the entire incident in stride, responding to KEEMSTAR’s initial Tweet in jest.
***breakup szn 2019— Erika Costell (@erikacostell) January 15, 2019
While this spat looks to be over, for now, Paul will likely turn right back to his ongoing rivalry with fellow YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le.