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Jake Paul calls out Dana White for his comments on Logan Paul wanting to fight in the UFC

Published: 5/Oct/2018 22:03 Updated: 5/Oct/2018 22:06

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Jake Paul has given his two cents on Logan Paul’s beef with UFC president Dana White, who stated that the YouTuber would “get murdered” in the octagon.

Jake expressed solidarity for his brother, claiming that White was “thinking small” in regards to his decision on the matter during an interview with press outside of a Craig’s restaurant.

“One hundred thousand percent,” Jake said in response to a reporter’s question asking if he felt he or his brother could hold their own in the UFC. “Dana White is thinking small… we had a million people watching our first fight. …The UFC doesn’t even get that unless it’s Conor McGregor.”

He then went on to address White directly, implying that Dana was a man about his money and would easily turn a profit if Logan made his debut with the organization.

“You might watch this Dana,” he said, pointing toward the camera. “You’re thinking small. I know you’re about the money. Let my brother fight.”

He likewise felt that Dana – and UFC fighters, in general – are making an attempt to protect the integrity of the UFC by denying the Pauls a chance to fight.

“I think he’s trying to protect his sport of UFC,” he attested. “I think other UFC fighters think that social media is a joke.”

Jake made sure to cite his brother’s athleticism and history in sports to prove his point. Logan Paul has a noted background in high school wrestling, and his skill has been noted by the likes of MMA fighter and comedian Brendan Schaub, among others.

While White’s comments could point to a definite barrier in regards to the Pauls’ involvement in the UFC, the brothers aren’t going down without a fight – literally.

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

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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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.