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Logan Paul sued by astronaut for “deceptive” Flat Earth mockumentary

Published: 12/Apr/2019 20:51 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 20:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul duped the internet after releasing his Flat Earth mockumentary in late March – but some viewers weren’t happy about being tricked.

Noted Flat Earther, daredevil, and self-taught “astronaut” Mike ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes is taking legal action against Paul due to the documentary, after appearing in the film for an interview.

“…He used my image and I never signed a release,” Hughes said of the film. “I was never told what this thing was for. In fact, when he interviewed me, I didn’t know who the guy was. …After this movie comes out, you find out he staged half of it.”

Waldo Stakes/APMike ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes is a noted Flat Earth conspiracy theorist and stuntman, who infamously built his own rocket in a bid to prove the Earth was flat in 2017.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/25/mad-mike-hughes-cancels-rocket-launch-prove-earth-flat/894762001/

Hughes is suing both Paul and his buddy, Mike ‘Hey Big Mike’ Majlak, for half a million dollars, claiming that their mockumentary was “fraudulent” and “deceptive.”

Provoking the Flat Earthers’ fury

Hughes isn’t the only Flat Earther upset with Paul’s stunt, either; Flat Earth International Conference organizer Robbie Davidson likewise spoke out against the YouTuber on ABC’s Nightline, claiming that he had been “punked” into letting Paul film the event for his project.

“Another thing that he outright lied about was the fact that he was going to be doing a documentary,” Davidson said of the film. “…quite honestly, I was punked. I was duped.”

That’s not all; Davidson likewise accused Paul of breaking the law, after featuring a 14-year-old girl in the video without her parents’ consent.

Despite this claim, many critics noted that Colorado (the state in which the Conference took place) is a single-party consent state in terms of filming and phone calls, rendering Davidson’s allegations null.

The truth behind Logan Paul’s ‘documentary’

The true nature Paul’s documentary came as a surprise, after the YouTuber appeared to tease that it would be a legitimate look into the Flat Earth community – and even hinted that he might have been a Flat Earther, himself.

Paul even claimed that the mockumentary was made as a “fuck you” to his haters, following his multiple controversies after filming the body of a suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest’ in early 2018.

Now, the YouTuber is being met with a $500,000 lawsuit, which he has yet to address in a public statement via his social media accounts.

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Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing

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Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
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Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.