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Jake Paul under fire for boxing match party after Mike Tyson delay

Published: 13/Aug/2020 23:36 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 23:38

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Jake Paul came under scrutiny in July for throwing a massive house party amid quarantine — but it doesn’t look like he’s finished living it up in spite of the backlash.

Jake Paul became the subject of widespread backlash after breaking quarantine to throw a massive house party with several high-profile influencers at his Team 10 mansion in Calabasas, California.

The raucous get-together incited the ire of his neighbors, considering the current global climate, and even earned the anger of Calabasas mayor Alicia Weintraub, who worked with local law enforcement to enact a “zero-tolerance” policy against large gatherings.

However, it seems that the threat of law enforcement isn’t enough to dissuade Paul, who has thrown yet another massive party — this time, with a complete boxing match.

@tanamongeaulolhahahahahaha like GET DOWN @brycehall ##BRADDISON ?????

♬ original sound – tanamongeaulol

Footage from the gathering has made the rounds online, showing two opponents throwing down in the ring in the middle of the Team 10 mansion, surrounded on all sides by eager onlookers (many of whom don’t seem to be wearing a mask).

Since the footage went viral, Paul has been met with criticism on all sides, with many decrying the YouTuber for throwing yet another party in the middle of a massive health crisis.

Of course, Paul isn’t the only influencer to come under fire for partying; other stars, such as those involved in the Sway House of TikTok fame and even names like Dixie D’Amelio, are likewise catching heat for living it up every night.

Despite influencers seemingly being above the law, California has mandated that large gatherings are prohibited in LA County — but that doesn’t seem to be stopping these internet famous moguls, and critics are calling for their mobile applications to take a stand.

“At this point, the apps that they’re on — whether it be Youtube or TikTok — need to take action,” one user tweeted. “You take away their revenue, I guarantee they’ll stop.”

“Something serious needs to be done,” another wrote. “It makes me furious that after 4 f**king months, they still don’t understand how serious this is. I don’t understand how selfish and careless you have to be to keep doing this stuff that’s is affecting other people.”

For now, it doesn’t look like Jake Paul, at least, is giving a single care about what other people think — although whether that’s a wise decision in the midst of his FBI investigation remains to be seen.

The latest buzz around Jake Paul’s party likewise follows the delay of his upcoming boxing match against former NBA star Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercard — though it looks like audience-filled boxing matches aren’t going to happen anytime soon, with the way influencers are bending the rules.

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People think Bunny the Dog on TikTok is having an existential crisis

Published: 30/Oct/2020 15:48

by Georgina Smith

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Bunny the Dog achieved viral fame on TikTok alongside her owner Alexis, after she supposedly learned to communicate via a huge set of buttons – but now people think the dog is tipping into an existential crisis. Strap yourselves in for this one.

Bunny and Alexis first went viral on their account what_about_bunny back in May, with a TikTok that showed the adorable sheepadoodle pressing a series of buttons to tell her mom to “come play.”

The video scored views in the millions, and people were thoroughly baffled by the apparently highly intelligent hound, and her bright spark of an owner. The duo have gone on to pair up with a scientist and an engineer to beta test a new device based on cognitive science, and now Bunny even has merch.

@what_about_bunnyMeet Bunny! She will literally say “hi” ##talkingdog ##hunger4words ##sheepadoodle ##aac ##whataboutbunny ##mydogtalks ##dogsoftiktok ##firsttry ##cutedog♬ original sound – I am Bunny

As their view count increased, so did the number of buttons. The colorful devices with pre-recorded messages allow Bunny to communicate a variety of emotions like “happy” and “concerned,” and can ask for things to be done for her.

@what_about_bunnyThere was zero percent chance I was going to be capable of saying no. ##dogsoftiktok ##smartdog ##fypシ ##talkingdog♬ original sound – I am Bunny

But in a recent trend that’s swept through the app, many people have wondered how far Bunny’s intelligence will stretch, and wonder if the dog could possibly be at the beginning of an existential crisis.

TikTok users go viral with Bunny the dog videos

In TikTok user squirrelfreak’s video, she said that Bunny “unsettles me to my core” and asked “when do you stop adding buttons? Is she just going to keep adding them until it knows as much as the average human? I’m deeply terrified that Bunny the dog may one day learn about structural racism.”

@squirrelfreaki know i can’t be the only one who feels this way♬ On Your Bike – Heinz Kiessling & Various Artists

Several videos have also gone viral of people imitating Bunny, asking philosophical questions using simple words and sounds like the ones on her buttons.

User tik.tok.nina did a scarily accurate impression of the intelligent dog, saying “what happens when Bunny one day goes ‘why, Bunny, momma, friends, if, momma, own, Bunny, hm?’”

@tik.tok.tinaA chapter in @what_about_bunny ‘s existential crisis that no one is talking about. ##bunnythedog ##smartdog ##trainingdog ##crisis♬ original sound – Tina

Alexis called the trend hilarious in a new TikTok, but viewers quickly became unsettled when in response to her comment “Thank you, love you, mom,” Bunny replied with a simple press of a button: “why?” The video now has three million views and 560,000 likes.

@what_about_bunnyMake a # for this trend so I can watch them all 🥺 ##dogsoftiktok ##fyp ##bunnythedog ##existentialcrisis♬ original sound – I am Bunny

The videos of Bunny now seemed to have tipped over into the uncanny valley. While the sheepadoodle is as cute as she’s always been, people are slightly nervous that this is the beginning of a Planet of the Apes style uprising, or perhaps a particularly unnerving episode of Black Mirror.