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

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

Published: 21/Jun/2019 18:30 Updated: 6/Dec/2019 13:41

by Virginia Glaze


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.”

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.

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.”

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.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.