For some strange reason, people seem to think Jake Paul is actually funny. The 23 year old YouTuber has made a name for himself by leveraging off controversy and it seems to be working for him. He’s amassed over 20 million followers on YouTube so evidently, people don’t seem to care about whether you’re a decent human being or not.
You see, Jake Paul has been a nuisance for years. He just recently threw a massive party with no sign of masks or social distancing at his Calabasas, California mansion… at the peak of a pandemic that’s already claimed over 161,000 American lives. Hey, at least he had construction machinery for his guests to swing from.
In the wake of that party, he dropped this gem of a quote:
“No one has answers, our leadership is failing us, and everyone kind of just doesn’t know what to do. But I personally am not the type of person who’s gonna sit around and not live my life.”
There are tonnes of other examples of how much of a “bad boy” he is but now that you have a basic idea, it will probably still surprise you to hear that he’s had his home raided by the FBI, complete with a SWAT team too! What on earth did he do to garner that sort of a visit, you wonder?
Well, according to an FBI Spokesperson who spoke to The Verge, the bureau is investigating “allegations of criminal acts” surrounding an incident at an Arizona mall in May. This is in relation to the riots and looting that occurred at the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall in the wake of the George Floyd murder.
With footage circulating online in the wake of the riots showing Paul and his team present at the mall, the man himself denied participating in the looting.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 31, 2020
Still, that didn’t stop Scottsdale police from opening up misdemeanour charges against Paul and two of his friends. Whatever it is, Paul must’ve had something to do with the looting and vandalism given that it’s now become a federal criminal investigation.
It’s worth noting that no arrests were made at the raid, but agents did remove what looked like several guns from Paul’s mansion. The said mansion also happens to be the home base of Team 10, Paul’s YouTube.. um, “collective”, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they were either filming the raid as it happened or if they come out with a video explaining the situation. Can’t freaking wait.