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Jake Paul criminally charged following looting video in Arizona

Published: 4/Jun/2020 17:36 Updated: 4/Jun/2020 20:12

by Theo Salaun

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Star YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly following a video in which he accompanies looters and rioters in Arizona.

On May 30, Paul and his friends attended peaceful protests in Scottsdale, Arizona before eventually following people into the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall—where huge crowds stole merchandise and vandalized shops. Although Paul’s camp has been adamant that they took no part in the looting or rioting, they still did participate in the trespassing.

Unsurprisingly, Paul’s team filmed everything as “an effort to share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through,” as he explained on Twitter.

 

While hoping for great content, the influencer has now been charged with the aforementioned two misdemeanors, criminal trespassing, and unlawful assembly, since he was easily identified as one of the many still in the mall past its closing time.

In an explanation tweet, he clarified that while primarily there for the peaceful protest and then interests in documenting, he does “not condone violence, looting, or breaking the law.” It’s unclear whether that semblance of morality will stack up in a court of law, but it does go against conflicting rumors that he did in fact partake in the looting.

Given videos circulating in which Paul was seen obtaining a bottle of vodka from someone who snuck into a PF Chang’s, the controversial YouTuber has continued to have his motives questioned.

Many have discredited him for turning a nationwide movement into personal content and for simply going along for the looting ride without caring about the root of its energy. Those critiques are understandable given the Pauls’ history, but hard to verify.

For his own part, Jake has responded to the charges levied against him in the correct way: accepting them and wanting to move past them so that they do not distract from the real issues at hand.

Perhaps due to community pressure, perhaps due to personal growth, Paul has thus far not turned these charges into easy vlog content about his martyrdom in an exploration of his day trespassing and subsequent criminal litigation.

Since the looting incident, his tweets have been centered around amplifying attention for the Black Lives Matter movement and he has been seen attending protests as well as raising money for charity. He can handle the misdemeanor charges and social media backlash, hopefully he’ll continue using his platform for good once both blow over.

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TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
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Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.