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Gigi Hadid fires back at Jake Paul over Zayn Malik confrontation

Published: 23/Feb/2020 14:07

by Connor Bennett

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YouTube star Jake Paul claimed he almost had to “clap up” former One Direction star Zayn Malik after the pair apparently crossed paths during a trip to Las Vegas. Zayn’s girlfriend Gigi Hadid has now hit back at the YouTuber.

Jake Paul and his brother Logan are no strangers to getting involved in beef on the internet and settling it in person – they’ve got the boxing fights behind them to prove just that.

However, while they usually clash with fellow YouTubers or people who have taken shots at them on social media, they’ve traded shots with bigger names in recent. Logan himself has laid down the gauntlet to former NFL star Antonio Brown while Jake seemingly almost came to blows with Zayn Malik.

Jake Paul, YouTube / Matchroom Boxing
Jake Paul recently trained to fight AnEsonGib in a long-awaited boxing match.

Jake set Twitter alight in the early hours of February 23 when he dropped a tweet out the blue that took a few personal shots at the British pop star.

“Almost had to clap up [Zayn] from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f**k off for no reason when I was being nice to him,” Jake tweeted. “Zane [I know] you’re reading this… stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big ass hotel room hahaha.”

Close to an hour later, the Paul brother followed up on his original tweet with a few more details about their sudden interaction.

Bro he literally started yelling and freaking the f**k out,” he added before claiming Zayn said, “you wanna test me mate.” Jake concluded: “lol I feel bad for childhood stars.”

Gigi Hadid responds to Jake Paul

Zayn’s longtime partner Gigi Hadid was quick to respond to Paul’s comments. She launched a scathing attack on him and his “embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies.”

“Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie,” Hadid said of Zayn, “unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed.”

Jake and Zayn were in Las Vegas for the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch where, if you didn’t know already, the British boxer scored the victory and reclaimed a few of the titles that he relinquished back in 2016.

Whether or not the Paul brother and former One Direction star decide to lace up the gloves and settle whatever difference they have in the ring, though, remains to be seen – especially as we haven’t heard Malik’s side of the story just yet. 

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Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun

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YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.