Tayler Holder and Zach Clayton apologize after massive TikTok backlash - Dexerto
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Tayler Holder and Zach Clayton apologize after massive TikTok backlash

Published: 22/May/2020 12:04 Updated: 22/May/2020 12:12

by Jacob Hale

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TikTok stars Tayler Holder and Zach Clayton have come out and apologized after receiving huge backlash for a post that some deemed to be racially insensitive.

With an expansive generation of young adults gaining mass fame thanks to TikTok, a lot of them have been thrust into the public eye where the mistakes they make are more evident than ever.

Now, a TikTok posted by Zach Clayton and Tayler Holder has come under fire, forcing the stars to apologize for the way “it came off.”

On Thursday, May 21, Clayton posted a now-deleted TikTok depicting himself and Holder singing and dancing to a song. He picked up their friend, Jeff, from out-of-shot as a racial slur was used in the song.

While they obviously didn’t think this would be much of an issue, it did turn out to cause a stir among fans, and they were pushed to respond after facing backlash.

After realizing that some weren’t seeing the TikTok in the same innocent way he did, Clayton posted a tweet apologizing for the post.

“I would like to apologize for this coming off the way it does,” he started. “It was Jeff’s idea to pull him up for that part… never meant for it to come off in a rude disgusting way.”

He added that he has “got love for everyone no matter what,” and he clearly didn’t expect to face backlash for this post, especially since it was Jeff’s idea.

Holder didn’t put out his own statement, but he retweeted Clayton’s in agreement with what had been said, also obviously not realizing the potential backlash that would come from the clip.

While their explanation seems innocent enough, they’ll definitely think twice before posting something similar, especially when accusations surrounding topics such as racism crop up.

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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.