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Jake Paul responds to looting allegations

Published: 31/May/2020 18:16 Updated: 31/May/2020 20:27

by Calum Patterson


YouTuber Jake Paul has denied that he was partaking in looting and rioting in Scottsdale, Arizona, after videos of him and his team went viral on social media.

On May 31, the younger of the two Paul brothers was seen in videos with other would-be protesters, as fireworks were set off and a storefront was broken into in Scottsdale’s Fashion Square.

Despite accusations being made on Twitter, it was difficult to determine Jake Paul’s role in the disturbances, and he has now posted a statement denying any wrongdoing.

“Neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism,” his statement reads. “We spent the day doing our part to peacefully protest one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen.”

He also claims that they were tear-gassed and “forced to keep moving on foot.” He also says his team filmed everything “in an effort to share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through; we were strictly documenting, not engaging.”

“I don’t condone violence, looting or breaking the law” he continued.

His statement did little to ease the scrutiny however, as a video was shared showing an unknown individual taking a bottle from a store and passing it off to Paul.

Responses to his tweet highlighted this video, calling Jake a liar. Comedian Elijah Daniel was among those bringing up the incident with the allegedly stolen bottle.

YouTuber MistaPreda was also critical, saying Paul should have been nowhere near the disturbances in Arizona, calling it “clownery.”

There was speculation that Jake Paul was filming the ordeal for the purposes of a YouTube vlog. Given the backlash he is facing however, that may now be off the table.


Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun


The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”