Jake Paul became a hot topic across social media on February 23, after the YouTuber claimed he nearly “clapped up” ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik during a party in Las Vegas.
However, he was quickly called out by Malik’s girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid, who roasted Paul in a scathing tweet where she called him and his squad an “embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies.”
Lol cause he doesn’t care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed …
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 23, 2020
That’s not all: Jake was even dragged by Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg on his grand return to YouTube, where he roasted the Team 10 founder for his murky ‘Financial Freedom Movement,’ which he dubbed a “scam.”
With all this negative talk of Jake by high-profile celebrities, it comes as little surprise that older brother Logan discussed the issue during an episode of his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast — but he didn’t necessarily take his little bro’s side.
In fact, Logan appeared to agree with both Hadid and Pewds, expressing dismay at his younger brother’s behavior as of late.
“We’ve been having conversations with Jake,” he explained. “We are talking to him about leveling up.”
“He was drunk, and I’ll go ahead and point this to alcohol being the root of so many problems, and he Tweeted some dumb sh*t.”
Logan even showcased a behind-the-scenes video taken amidst the kerfuffle, where he attempted to soothe an enraged Zayn who could be heard yelling behind the door of his hotel room.
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In fact, Logan claimed that Jake is currently “lost,” advising him to take a step back from content creation to center himself — much like his own controversial 2018 incident in Japan’s Aokigahara “suicide forest.”
Of course, the group later touched on PewDiePie’s video about Jake’s ‘Financial Freedom’ project, which Logan begrudgingly admitted was “funny.”
Considering the ever-fluctuating status of Jake’s potential boxing match with KSI, there’s no telling what’s next in the YouTuber’s future — but even his older brother is offering a word of caution amid what seems to be a high-pressure time for the star.