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Jake Paul explains why he’s done with YouTube

Published: 23/Aug/2020 23:22

by Bill Cooney

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YouTube star Jake Paul said he doesn’t think the platform pays enough, and confirmed he’ll be stopping his popular vlogs on the site in a new interview.

Paul has been branching out of just content creation lately, notably to boxing and a burgeoning musical career, which he says is much more worthwhile than simply making videos.

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While out to drinks with ex “wife” Tana Mongeau and some other friends, Jake definitely made it seem like he’s reconsidering his relationship with the site that’s, arguably, had a good deal to do with bringing him into the mainstream.

In response to his music career taking off, Jake called YouTube a “dead-end” and assured fans that he’ll be just fine financially without focusing on videos as much.

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“Yeah, I don’t f**k with that YouTube s**t, it’s a dead-end,” Paul told The Hollywood Fix outside a bar. “They don’t pay s**t, f**k you YouTube. Nah, I make my money in other ways, I’m the owner of Fanjoy.”

Fanjoy is a merchandise company that partners with various content creators such as David Dobrik, Addison Rae, and more. Chris Vaccarino is listed as the founder and CEO, and while Jake’s full involvement isn’t known, he certainly makes a kickback from any of his merch that’s sold on the site.

Business dealings aside, a split with the video-sharing site wouldn’t be the first time Paul has had to potentially switch platforms. After getting his start on Vine, he had completely moved to YouTube by the time the app closed down in 2016.

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Jake Paul speaks to the camera near a boxing ring.
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Both a music and boxing career might not leave Paul much time for making videos anyways.

There’s one other thing that, while Jake didn’t touch on it in the interview, could have something to do with him cutting down on YouTube content. That is the infamous FBI search warrant of his home on August 5.

While he has clarified that the raid was “entirely related” to his appearance at a looting in Scottsdale, Arizona in May, it’s understandable why he would want to take a step back from the camera for a while, at least, the ones documenting his daily life for everyone to see.

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xQc takes swipe at Taylor Swift’s militant online fan base

Published: 17/Oct/2020 3:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Twitch powerhouse Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has taken a swipe at some of the more impassioned Taylor Swift fans who rally around her and “attack” anyone she is beefing with on social media.

xQc isn’t one to hold back his opinions. In the last couple of months alone, he’s opened up the drama between him and Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar, debated with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and his wife over charity streams, and accused Twitch streamer Katerino of cheating on CallMeCarson.

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Now, he’s got pop sensation Taylor Swift in his sights. Well, her fans, at least.

xQc throws Taylor Swift fans some shade

xQc claims he has nothing but respect and admiration for Taylor Swift herself. However, he has thrown some shade at her fans. More specifically, he believes the portion of her fans who draw comparisons between her and others and attack them on social media are a nuisance.

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xQc stated that he believes Taylor Swift “kinda had to go with the industry and whatnot” once she became a superstar, and that he understands and respects it. “But the problem is… her fans and her fan base,” he added.

He goes on to describe a hypothetical situation in which Kanye West says, “I just sold… 600 million dollars worth of products… just to let you guys know.”

He’s quickly bombarded with comments Taylor Swift fans who spam “Taylor ended your career.” To reiterate his point, he describes a similar situation, in which the fans say “Taylor Swift ended your career overnight.”

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Taylor Swift Instagram follower count as of October 2020
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Taylor Swift has over 140 million followers on Instagram, so xQc is definitely punching up by taking on her fanbase.

xQc is referring to a feud between Kim, Kanye, and Taylor Swift

Of course, a word for word summary doesn’t do it justice. His impressions are hilarious and questionable, to say the least. But it’s something that has happened on social media, and he felt strongly enough about it to comment on.

Taylor Swift feuded with both Kim Kardashian and Kanye West earlier this year, and although it seems like the trio has more or less made amends, some of her fans weren’t ready to forgive and forget.

Either way, it doesn’t matter too much whether you agree with xQc or not. After all, it’s nothing more than his opinion on something trivial. But the main thing is his awful impersonations are well worth the watch and provide good entertainment value.

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