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Jake Paul reveals legal reasons behind quitting YouTube

Published: 27/Nov/2019 20:41

by Virginia Glaze

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Jake Paul is more than a mere YouTube star: having founded his own business, created music, and even dipped into a professional boxing career, it seems like this internet sensation is moving on from the “YouTube” label for good.

While Paul has hinted at leaving YouTube behind before, it seems like he’s finally done with the platform, as stated in a video uploaded on November 27 titled, “I’m quitting YouTube. Here’s why.”

In the video, Paul and his crew travel to San Diego for a training camp with pro boxer Ryan Garcia, where the YouTuber admitted that he doesn’t exactly want to be a “YouTuber” anymore.

Jake Paul, InstagramJake Paul previously hinted at leaving YouTube for pro boxing in a soul-baring Instagram story.

While he’s previously cited such reasons as YouTube’s divisive stance on demonetization and child-friendly content (seen in the FTC’s COPPA ruling), Jake admitted that he had received four lawsuits from filming videos – a major factor in his choice to step away from the website.

“Why am I like, waking up every single day to film YouTube videos that are just getting me in trouble?” Paul revealed. “Getting me in lawsuits – like, I have four lawsuits from filming YouTube videos – when I can do something I love waking up and doing that pushes me mentally to a place that I haven’t ever been before?”

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That “something” is boxing, which Paul has been ardently pursuing as a professional career since his KO victory against YouTuber Deji in 2018.

Claiming that he “feels like himself in the ring,” Paul went on to admit that he wouldn’t ever truly “stop” his work on YouTube – but he’s taking a big mental step back from the content creation grind to focus on training.

“I’ll always produce YouTube content,” he continued. “But I think waking up and having YouTube be the only thing on your mind is a lot of YouTubers’ mentalities.”

Jake Paul, InstagramJake Paul admitted the real reasons why he hopes to quit YouTube during an impromptu interview with pro boxer Ryan Garcia.

While Paul has yet to reveal his next opponent, he hopes to face off with the likes of Joe Weller, KSI, and even Deji, once more, who also revealed that he’s stepping back into the sport earlier in November.

With both Jake and Logan Paul looking to step away from YouTube to pursue fighting, Jake’s latest video could hint at a significant shift for some of the platform’s most prominent personalities to date.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.