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Jake Paul reveals boxing plans as he hints at leaving YouTube behind

Published: 20/Nov/2019 19:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 2:11

by Virginia Glaze

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Team 10 founder Jake Paul is more than a mere YouTuber: the internet star runs his own company, has dabbled in music, and even registered as a pro boxer with hopes of starting a fighting career.

Following the hyped-up KSI vs Logan Paul boxing rematch, it doesn’t look like Jake is setting aside his hopes for professional fighting anytime soon, as told in a cryptic post on his Instagram story.

While he may have gotten his start on the platform, the youngest Paul brother hinted at moving away from YouTube after fans expressed concern for his future on the website.

Jake Paul, InstagramJake Paul hinted at hoping to move away from YouTube in the future.

Although Paul has joked about “not being a YouTuber anymore” before, it seems like the internet star is actually growing tired of his title, claiming that the site is no longer “exciting” to him.

“…YouTube just doesn’t excite me much anymore,” Paul admitted in response to a fan. “At the end of the day, I’m an entrepreneur when you strip everything away from the ‘Jake Paul’ brand. My mind is on other things currently.”

Jake Paul, Instagram
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Jake Paul is gunning for a career in professional fighting.

That’s not all: Paul likewise revealed that he finds YouTube too “controlling” – a sentiment echoed by many other creators on the platform, especially in wake of the child-oriented FTC rulings.

“…it’s time to grow and push my mind into verticals that I haven’t conquered yet, such as boxing!” he continued. “Plus, YouTube is becoming such a controlling and non-rewarding platform to be a part of.”

Jake Paul, InstagramAlthough he claimed he’d continue making content, Jake Paul finds YouTube’s current state too “controlling.”

Although he assured fans that he would continue to create content on the website, Jake isn’t the only Paul brother hinting at stepping back from his status as a YouTuber: Logan Paul expressed similar sentiments earlier this year, dubbing the title “wack.”

“Being a YouTuber is wack,” Logan wrote in an Instagram story. “It’s a very limiting pigeonhole that will not provide the longevity of stardom I’m looking for.”

Logan Paul, InstagramLogan Paul faced mass backlash after claiming that being a YouTuber was “wack.”

With both YouTubers gunning for careers in the boxing ring and UFC octagon, it wouldn’t come as a major surprise should they turn toward other prospects. But with UFC president Dana White claiming Logan would “get murdered” in the octagon, the jury is still out on his chances.

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Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing

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Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
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Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.