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Jake Paul claims AnEsonGib is a “doormat” on his path to beating KSI

Published: 8/Jan/2020 22:03

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTubers-turned-boxing pros Jake Paul and AnEsonGib met face to face ahead of their January 30 fight — but it doesn’t seem that Gib is Paul’s end game, in the slightest.

Boasting three title matches on their fight card, Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib marks the second-ever professional YouTube boxing match, following the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch on November 9, 2019.

However, the rematch gave Jake something to look forward to — a revenge bout, in order to clear his brother’s name, who lost by a two-point deduction from the judges after hitting KSI while he was downed in the fourth round.

DAZN / Jake Paul, AnEsonGib - TwitterJake Paul and AnEsonGib are set to touch gloves on January 30 in Miami, Florida.

Jake explained his game plan during his January 8 press conference in Hollywood, CA, claiming that Gib is nothing more than a “doormat” on his path to defeating KSI in the ring.

“Gib’s a doormat to me,” Paul stated. “He’s merely something I’m wiping my shoes on, on the path to avenge my brother. My brother lost because of a two point deduction. KSI got the win. All respect to him. After I beat Gib, KSI will get the smoke. To me, that’s where this is all naturally going.”

KSI, InstagramAccording to Jake Paul, SI is his ultimate goal – while Gib is merely a “doormat” in his way.

However, Gib himself is bent on ending “the Paul name,” reminding fans that he “forced” the fight on Paul and claiming he’d hoped for an easier fight with names like Fouseytube and rapper Soulja Boy.

“It’s the fight I wanted,” Gib claimed. “[Jake] didn’t want this fight. I forced this fight upon him. …I’m more conditioned than you. You got out-conditioned by Deji. Under the spotlight, you are a coward. That’s why you went after Fouseytube, Soulja Boy. You’ve got no heart, that’s facts.”

After the trash talk was finished, the two completed the conference with a staredown, which ended in some pushing and shoving that ultimately signaled the end of the broadcast as the two were escorted away.

With Gib claiming to have better interactions on social media and Jake eschewing Gib as his ultimate opponent, tensions are rising higher than ever as the internet stars prepare for their debut match in Miami, Florida at the end of the month.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.