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KEEMSTAR slams Jake Paul for promoting alleged gambling site

by Virginia Glaze

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Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem is taking shots at popular YouTuber Jake Paul, who is currently under fire for promoting an alleged gambling site in one of his videos on December 30.

Paul’s video was sponsored by a website called ‘Mystery Brand,’ a service that allows users to pay a set amount of money to open a box of their choice, with the chance of winning name-brand clothing, shoes, or even luxury vehicles out of a random assortment of items.

Some fans have since expressed concern that the website is too close to gambling, and are calling out the YouTuber for promoting this content to his relatively young audience - including Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR.

KEEMSTAR pointed out the issue in a Tweet on the same day Paul uploaded his video, claiming that the site had also offered him money to promote their service. Despite the alleged offer, KEEM appeared to be critical of the website, claiming that Paul was encouraging gambling in children.

“Jake Paul is now promoting gambling to kids,” KEEMSTAR wrote. “Promoting a gambling site where you pay money for a chance to win HypeBeast stuff. They offered me money too. What should I do?”

While Paul has yet to respond to the backlash via his social media accounts, KEEMSTAR’s audience voted highly in favor of the callout, with 58% of participants calling for Paul’s exposure.

2018 was a big year for gambling crackdowns, with lootboxes from games such as Overwatch and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 seeing heavy regulation after being deemed inappropriate.