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Logan Paul hits back at outrage over “disrespectful” Christian comments

Published: 12/Aug/2020 9:06 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 9:20

by Andrew Amos

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Logan Paul has defended himself after fans expressed outrage over “disrespectful” comments he made about friend and Impaulsive podcast guest George Janko and his Christian faith, saying he “refuses to be steamrolled by the comments and the sentiment from last episode.”

Logan Paul’s 206th episode of Impaulsive featuring friend and actor George Janko has come under widespread criticism, after the two got into a debate about Christian values.

It came to a head with a hypothetical regarding Hitler, and the potential of killing him if he came back to life.

“Some guy was going back and he said ‘do you forgive everybody’ and I said ‘absolutely 100%.’ He goes ‘Hitler comes back to life, you have a chance to kill him right now, do you kill him?’ I go ‘No’,” Janko explained.

“Hitler at the end of the day was such a powerful speaker, so motivating and so strong in this situation. When I look at this man, or anybody like this man, I don’t just look at his flesh ⁠— there’s demons behind him, and I’m not trying to cast him out, I’m trying to kill the situation that’s making him evil.”

Segment begins at 50:20.

The comments were met with laughter from Logan Paul, who was taken aback by how “ludicrous” they were.

This response had the YouTuber in hot water, as many fans downvoted the video and voiced their disappointment in Paul’s “disrespectful” reply. “Logan and Mike were extremely disrespectful,” one commenter said. “One of the worst hosting I’ve seen on a podcast.”

Logan Paul addressed the backlash on the next episode of Impaulsive, where he said the podcast was a place to debate. Paul believes that while he considers Janko a great friend, he will point out how “insane” his opinion was.

“He’s very emotionally mature, so he comes from a place where he’s like ‘let’s settle this with love’ rather than try and create a gap because we believe in different things. I loved his take, and I even told him that ‘your religious beliefs let you uphold a very sound moral compass,’” he said in Episode 207.

Segment begins at 5:58.

“[It was] very noble, but telling me you’d spare Hitler is ludicrous. It’s a podcast. It’s about hearing different sides of the conversation. Commendable, but f**king insane ⁠— so insane to me that it became laughable. [Sparing Hilter] is crazy.”

Paul added that the Impaulsive podcast isn’t meant to cater to everybody, and he doesn’t expect everyone to agree with all the points he, or his guests, make.

“I understand that if you are on George’s side, and especially if you are a religious person, how you wanted to hear George talk and we always try to give our guests the benefit of doubt. I think there were some lines blurred between him being the guest and his opinion.

“This is not the podcast where you’re always going to hear the things you want to hear. I think if you listen to any podcast where that’s the case, that’s a miracle. That’s not us. I’m always going to be true to myself. If that’s not good enough for you guys, no problem.

“I love and appreciate the feedback, I just refuse to be steamrolled by the comments and the sentiment from last episode.”

Segment begins at 3:27.

The comments weren’t well received, with more listeners pointing out that they were disappointed with Paul’s attitude more than his comments.

Janko also issued a statement after the episode aired, telling fans he still considers Paul a close friend, and that he wasn’t offended by what happened on the podcast. The actor invited others to be more “open and honest” about their own beliefs, too.

“If you’re going to be open and honest about your opinion or your beliefs, you’ve got to understand that not everybody is going to see it exactly how you are.

“You’ve got to have patience and understanding. Everyone is raised with a different mindset and point of view.”

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

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing

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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.