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Logan Paul called out for “ripping off” Shane Dawson’s docuseries

Published: 16/Mar/2019 19:51 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 19:52

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has finally teased his Flat Earth documentary – but one creator is accusing him of ripping off another popular YouTuber in the space.

Ethan Klein of comedy duo H3H3 compared Paul’s upcoming documentary to those of popular YouTuber Shane Dawson, notable for his videos over YouTube celebrities (and, more recently, conspiracy theories).

Klein pointed out the dramaticized seriousness of Paul’s Flat Earth trailer, likening it to the somber tone of Dawson’s own series – made popular by his doc over Logan’s younger brother, Jake Paul.

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“It’s so cringey because it’s trying so hard to be Shane,” Klein said of the teaser. “… He’s just so blatantly ripping off Shane. It’s embarrassing, bro. Don’t try to pretend you’re a documentarian all of the sudden.”

He went on to poke fun at Paul’s alleged relationship with Australian model Casey Boonstra, calling their romance “faked” for the camera.

“There’s a cute, Flat Earther that he falls in love with,” Klein continued. “It’s so fake. Everything is so fake.”

While Paul made no mention about his own beliefs regarding the Flat Earth theory, he made sure to tease the possibility during a podcast with the Corridor Crew in late January, claiming that he “became one” with the org in order to film the documentary.

“We joined their movement and picked their brains about why they think the earth is flat,” Paul said of the project. “…“You two could be sitting in front of a flat earther right now. Who knows?”

Paul’s ‘THE FLAT EARTH: To The Edge and Back’ documentary is set to release on March 20, 2019.

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TikToker Larray addresses backlash over Tony Lopez jab in diss track

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:58

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok star Larray has responded to criticism over his diss track ‘Canceled’ that called out several different YouTube and TikTok influencers, including Tony Lopez, Bryce Hall and Shane Dawson.

22-year old Lawrence Merrit, who is better known by his screen name Larray, is part of TikTok content creation collective the Hype House. Larray’s track went viral, and has just debuted at No.81 on BillBoard’s Top 100 chart.

The track mentioned so many different people it’s almost impossible to count. The lyrics ranged from lighthearted insults like rapping that Bryce Hall has “smelly balls” and James Charles has a big forehead, to more serious allegations.

Larray refers to the Shane Dawson cat scandal, and references the backlash Nikita Dragun received after she was recently accused of blackfishing. Jeffree Star is also mentioned briefly in one line where Larray accuses him of using a racial slur. Tony Lopez in particular is called out after allegations that he has been sending Snapchats to underage fans.

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Larray’s diss track debuted at No. 81 on Billboard’s Hot100 chart

However, Larray had to address backlash for his diss track in a post on TikTok. He said, “In my song, I made a few jokes and I stated a few facts and there’s a huge difference between the two and I’m going to explain them because a lot of you guys are confused.”

Larray said that people had called him out for “normalizing child grooming by making jokes about it” in his diss track when he sings “Tony Lopez caught a case.” He emphasizes this part of the song was not a joke and is a fact “because we all witnessed it online.”

@larrayeeeemy intentions in general are never to harm anyone.♬ original sound – LARRAY

He added that he should not have been criticized when “The entire TikTok community were memeing and joking about the Tony situation.”

Larray added screenshots of other TikTokers making jokes about Tony Lopez and the allegations against him. He ended by saying “Don’t try to call out bigger creators for things that you would laugh at in private chats or with your friends”