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Logan Paul sparks backlash after bragging he can beat Floyd Mayweather

Published: 16/Nov/2020 21:30

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-professional boxer Logan Paul seems to have bitten off more than he can chew after bragging that he could beat the one and only Floyd Mayweather in a street fight.

It’s no secret that the Paul brothers are prone to getting into beef with high-profile celebrities; from Jake Paul’s feuds with Soulja Boy and Chris Brown to Logan’s argument with G-Eazy, these two seem like firecrackers ready to pop off at any moment.

Combined with their boxing history, it also comes as little surprise that the brothers are raring to throw down in the ring, octagon, or even the street, as told by Logan during a paparazzi interview in mid-November.

After being caught out by cameras at night, Paul began to speak on his potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, which was teased (but never confirmed) in September.

Logan Paul poses in boxing gear.
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YouTube star Logan Paul has sparked backlash after making some mighty claims about his potential bout with Floyd Mayweather.

“If I caught Floyd in a real fight — street fight? Whoop his a**,” Paul claimed. “No question. MMA? Octagon? Whoop his a**. The only place I think Floyd is safe is obviously the boxing ring, but to be honest, I don’t give a f**k.”

“If I caught Floyd with one punch, I would snap this f**ker in half,” he continued, drawing some exclamations from the crowd. “I’m eight inches taller. I’m 40 pounds heavier. I’m half his age. I’m two times as hungry, and ten times as smart.”

“Bro, think about it — he’s got everything to lose,” he added. “I got nothing to lose. That’s it. Mr Money wants a money fight? Let’s f**king go.”

 

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Paul later uploaded the interview clip to his Instagram page, where he tagged Mayweather in the caption.

While it seems like Paul’s confidence is sky-high, his fanbase isn’t taking the interview all too well, with many commenters bringing up Paul’s loss to fellow YouTuber KSI in their split-decision bout from 2019.

“You gotta be joking bro, right?” one viewer wrote.

“You couldn’t even crack KSI,” yet another said.

Commenters decry Logan Paul's bragging comments about Floyd Mayweather.
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Commenters and critics were quick to point out Logan Paul’s loss to KSI in 2019.

Despise the backlash, Paul has ever been an influencer to fly in the faces of his haters’ expectations, having made an unprecedented comeback in his career since the incident from 2018.

The Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather fight is still up in the air — but considering Paul’s scathing comments, there’s no telling what will go down in the future.

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Charli D’Amelio under fire for complaining about 95 million followers

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:43 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 0:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio is known for having the most followers out of any other creator on the viral video app — but it seems that reaching less than 100 million in a year isn’t quite cutting it for the social media star.

2020 has certainly been a wildly successful year for miss D’Amelio; she surpassed longtime TikTok queen Loren Gray in March, becoming the platform’s most popular content creator in the process.

However, her winstreak wasn’t over, by far: Charli skyrocketed from 41 million followers to 99 million by November, marking an unprecedented rise to fame for just about any influencer.

Despite being on the precipice of a TikTok record, it seems that Charli was hoping to score the coveted 100 million follower mark within a year of hitting one million. However, it seems that time has passed on, leaving her craving for more time.

 

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She spoke about the situation during a YouTube video with makeup artist James Charles on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly complain about not reaching the coveted goal.

“I wish I had more time!” she exclaimed. “Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil.”

“Was the 95 [million] not enough for you?” Charles joked.

“I was just saying like, even numbers,” Charli laughed, sticking out her tongue in the camera.

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Dixie D’Amelio attempted to quickly end the video as if on cue, with Charli following suit, marking for a humorous end to a discussion that not many viewers found all too funny.

“It’s so stuck up to act like 95 million isn’t enough,” one commenter wrote of the conversation. “She should be happy, she has her whole life set for her.”

“She deserves to be humbled, I can’t stand her,” another chimed in.

“It’s very obviously a joke on James’s part, but still, she’s more famous at 16-17 than most people will ever be in their lifetimes,” another added. “And being a famous teen can inflate your ego something fierce.”

Charles has since spoken out about the situation and clarified that his question was, indeed, just a joke — but in spite of the obvious humor, Charli’s privileged position and follower comments are leaving more than a few critics a bit burnt.