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Tana Mongeau’s ex wants to fight Jake Paul over dating rumors

Published: 5/May/2019 18:25 Updated: 5/May/2019 18:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTubers Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau have stirred up a slew of dating rumors, after Mongeau was caught filming a Snapchat in Paul’s bed – and now, Tana’s ex-boyfriend is taking matters into his own hands.

Mongeau’s ex-boyfriend, Justin-Bieber lookalike Brad Sousa, uploaded a threatening message to his Instagram story on May 5, writing, “Someone tell Jake Paul to fight me.”

Sousa went on to take shots at Paul’s appearance, apparently comparing his cleft chin to a backside in a following photo.

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Why does Sousa want to fight Jake Paul?

While Jake Paul has yet to respond to Sousa’s request, his challenge may have been incited due to Paul’s reaction to his apology video, where he admitted to receiving nudes from girls in his hometown over Snapchat while still in a romantic relationship with Mongeau.

Paul clowned Sousa’s video on the subject, Tweeting out, “I’m not,” coupled with a screenshot of the video’s title, “I’m sorry.”

The story behind Jake Paul & Tana Mongeau’s alleged romance

Shortly after Sousa’s split with Tana, she and Jake Paul were rumored to be in a secret relationship, after Paul admitted to flirting with Mongeau at a party during a vlog.

Mongeau went on to Tweet about the incident shortly thereafter, writing, “Clout points are up, the odds are in my favor.”

She was later seen filming a Snapchat in what appeared to be Paul’s bed, prompting an outpouring of speculation that the two YouTubers were getting physical.

Tana Mongeau, Snapchat / Drama Alert, YouTubeFans were quick to speculate that this Snapchat was taken in Jake Paul’s bed, a fact later confirmed by Mongeau during Paul’s video addressing the issue.
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Despite the eyes on their possible romance, both Mongeau and Paul uploaded separate videos on the topic on April 30, clarifying that they were not seeing each other – with Mongeau even appearing to mock their overeager fans.

“I think it’s always fun to poke fun at how crazy the internet can be,” Mongeau said of the rumors during her ‘Mukbang’ video with Paul. “They see one Snapchat of me somewhere and they’re like, ‘You’re automatically fucking and secretly dating and whatever!’”

Mongeau and Jake have since been seen together in multiple social media posts between the two YouTubers, with Mongeau even making a showing at Jake Paul’s massive birthday party held in honor of American rapper ‘Desiigner’ on May 4.

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FBE founders Benny & Rafi Fine called out by staff for “toxic workplace”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 19:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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Benny and Rafi Fine, the two creators behind the FBE (Fine Brothers entertainment) brand have come back into the spotlight today a year after they stepped back from FBE after former employees publicly accused them of racism and a “toxic” working environment.

In an investigative article by Insider, 26 former employees spoke out about their experiences working for FBE. The company’s former head of casting, Steve Caustey, revealed that the Fine brothers used a three-tier system to rank their “reactors”, and demanded that at least 33% of the people in their “react” videos involved people in the top tier before an episode could be made.

Causey told Insider that there were “more white people at the top” of the tier, which meant that episodes ended up being predominately white.

He said in an interview with them: “It was noticeable, but I don’t think it was intentional. I feel like it might’ve started as unconscious bias, but after a time enough people brought it up that it should have been addressed.”

A former researcher told Insider that FBE staff “profit from the idea that they’re diverse without valuing it authentically. They try to capitalize and commercialize on it as much as they can.”

FBE’s lawyers said to Insider that race wasn’t a factor in decisions such as tiers and video thumbnails, with a spokesperson adding that the Fine brothers “have always endeavored to feature a majority of underrepresented voices in FBE’s content.”

What happened with FBE last year?

In June 2020, a video resurfaced of a comedy sketch Benny Fine did with fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson, wherein Benny was wearing blackface. The footage went viral and led to the two founders receiving extreme backlash.

High profile members of their ‘React’ series, such as Kennedy Zimet, made the decision to leave the channel after the footage went viral, with Zimet saying in a statement shared to Twitter that they felt “blindsided and flat out used, especially since they have not owned up to their actions by apologizing publicly or to their black cast members.”

This led to Mark Plier, who claimed to be a former producer for FBE, to claim on Twitter that the Fine brothers “wanted to benefit from the “diversity” but not benefit diversity”, alleging that YouTube video thumbnails with more than one BAME person were frequently turned down by the pair.

He also claimed that they “would frequently ask for the person of color to be on the right of the thumbnail and not the left, our only conclusion as to why that would be is the left person is the first one you’d see and thus the first impression.”

In further Tweets, Plier alleged that “the culture was so entrenched and they were so unwilling to hear our demands for changes that employee turnover became larger than the company’s actual size in just the 3 years I was there.”

The brothers released a statement apologizing for their “terrible errors of judgment” and ultimately decided to take a step back from the FBE company following the backlash.