Fortnite star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is caught up in another beef, this time with YouTube personality Jake Paul.
The Mixer streamer recently called out Paul for participating in illegal activities during a protest in Scottsdale, Arizona. In the video, Paul is surrounded by protesters who are throwing objects at nearby buildings and setting off fireworks.
pic.twitter.com/eEPdflGLKW I don’t actually know that he was “looting” per say but this footage is pretty ridiculous
— adam22 (@adam22) May 31, 2020
Even though Paul denied participating in any illegal actions, the controversial YouTuber was arrested and charged with trespassing and unlawful assembly.
On May 30, Paul attended a peaceful protest in Scottsdale before venturing into the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. A huge mob had broken in to steal merchandise and vandalize stores. Even if Paul didn’t throw or steal anything himself, he was still trespassing, which he gleefully showed his audience on his various social media platforms.
Paul later said he was trying to “bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood” that he traveled to.
“I do not condone violence, looting, or breaking the law, however, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed,” he tweeted.
But the public wasn’t having it. Many called him out for using the protests and riots to make content instead of actually supporting the original cause. The latest public figure to speak out about Paul’s actions was Ninja.
“Jake had his opportunity [to show support]. That would have been a good turning point if he had a good take on the whole situation. All he had to do was just peacefully protest, record it, spread awareness, be positive,” Ninja said. “Not act like a fucking jackass… But instead, he pulls a classic Jake Paul, and records the looting and the rioting.”
Ninja added that “going to jail” wouldn’t be a problem for Paul, who doesn’t need a resume or need a clean record to keep making money on YouTube.
Ninja pointed out that this is common behavior for Paul. He then blasted Paul’s content for being “disgusting.”
Last year, a lawsuit against Paul for a prank that involved driving by groups of people and honking very loudly to surprise them was dropped. But it shed a light on the rich YouTuber’s consistently obnoxious antics. This includes his wild behavior at his Los Angeles home, burning furniture into his backyard and driving up and down the neighborhood in loud vehicles.
Paul was recently sued for “destroying” a $10 million mansion his friends had rented for a YouTube video about his birthday. He was later sued for “false imprisonment” when a neighbor was trapped in his yard by a body guard after coming to confront Paul about his antics. Both lawsuits are ongoing.
As people continue to drag Jake Paul for his horrible handling of the recent protests, Paul has tried to prove that he actually cares about the Black Lives Matter movement and their causes on Twitter.
don’t scroll past this without taking action… together we can make a difference.. https://t.co/nrKN2wrIv3
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 28, 2020
But it’s a little too late to seem genuine to the majority of people.
Says the guy who tried exploiting these protests for content and free vodka.
— Dr. Guru (@DrGuru23) June 4, 2020