Logan Paul explains why he pulled out of Russian slap competition - Dexerto

Logan Paul explains why he pulled out of Russian slap competition

Published: 24/May/2019 0:40 Updated: 24/May/2019 0:43

by Virginia Glaze


Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul seemed set to participate in Generation Iron’s ‘Battle on the Volga,’ a slapping competition featuring some of Russia’s top slap champions – but he suddenly pulled out of the runnings mere days before the event was set to take place.

Paul published an open letter to Generation Iron in a Tweet on May 21, where he explained that he would not be attending the Battle on the Volga due to “an unforeseen and unfortunate event” that took place during a recent practice session.

While Paul claimed that he didn’t want to take part in a competition that could “result in serious injury to virtually anyone competing,” he didn’t elaborate on the exact incident – that is, until Paul uploaded a video of him slapping the daylights out of an opponent the very next day.

It was this incident that Paul claimed had dissuaded him from making the trek to Russia, as stated during YouTuber Travis Mills’ ‘ADHD’ podcast on May 23.

Paul claimed that his slap resulted in the slappee, professional slapper ‘slapforcash,’ losing memory of his name and all recollection of being slapped, altogether – a fact that Paul found to be “very scary.”

“I have never seen a human crumple like that,” Paul said of the matter. “It made me feel uncomfortable. I realized I don’t like hitting defenseless humans… what if that happens to me? What if I become the vegetable?”

Paul went on to compare the incident to his debilitating scandal from early 2018, where he filmed the body of a suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest’ for a controversial vlog.

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“This is that moment where, in Tokyo, you didn’t have someone telling you this is not a good idea,” Paul quoted his videographer. “…I’m at the fork in the fuckin’ road, dude. I’ve been at this place before, and I went the wrong way, and now, I’m gonna go the right fuckin’ way.”

Paul’s participation in the slap battle was thought to have been for another upcoming “mockumentary,” following his divisive Flat Earth video in late March.

While Paul has since pulled out of the competition, he claims to have a “full piece of content” in store for viewers in the near future.


TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing


Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

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Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.