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Entertainment • Jun 21, 2019

Logan Paul shuts down slap fight opponent's claims that viral video was faked

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Logan Paul shuts down slap fight opponent's claims that viral video was faked
Logan Paul, Twitter / YouTube

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to insane stunts and dangerous challenges, which saw him sign up for Generation Iron's Battle on the Volga in late April - a competition between some of Russia's greatest slap champions, including the 370 pound “Dumpling.”

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However, Paul pulled out of the competition at the last minute, thanks to a now-viral video that the YouTuber posted to Twitter a month later.

In the video, Paul can be seen slapping a man unconscious, which he later claimed was the reason he’d bowed out of the slap-battle - but fans were quick to call the video faked.

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Fans aren’t the only ones accusing Paul of faking the video, either; in fact, the opponent in the video, professional slapper “Slap for Cash,” has come forward to echo these accusations, even challenging Paul to a bout in the boxing ring after claiming the YouTuber made him “look bad.”

“What man falls frontwards after getting hit?” Slap for Cash asked in an Instagram video on June 20. “I was okay with helping him get out of the recent Russian slap contest. I was alright with even falling on the ground. I’m not alright with how they reacted. You tried to make me look bad? Let’s go in the boxing ring and see what happens.”

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Paul promptly responded to Slap for Cash’s video in a series of Tweets, claiming that his allegations “boiled his blood” and that he didn’t feel bad for slapping him due to the “violent content” Slap for Cash promotes.

“Rick, you fucking moron,” Paul began.”...I promise this will not end well for you. I am disgusted that you would do this after everything that I’ve been through. You trying to perpetuate a lie and ‘expose’ me and my credibility.”

Logan even threatened to make a “full-on mini documentary” about his feud with Slap for Cash, featuring an “hour’s worth” of unreleased audio of the slapper being “completely disoriented” after being knocked out.

This wouldn’t be the first time Paul has hit back at accusations of faking a knockout video, either; he “politely” encouraged critics of his Ivan Drago knockout to “go fuck themselves” in an Instagram video in late May - a statement that he’s clearly willing to make again, as evidenced by his reaction to Slap for Cash’s latest allegations.

Paul's slap drama follows his documentary on his slap battle experience, which ultimately ended in him pulling out of the competition, comparing the potential fallout to his debacle in Japan's Aokigahara 'Suicide Forest' from early 2018.

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