YouTuber Jake Paul is being lampooned for several claims he has made about his success.
Paul sparked frustration after arrogantly stating he paved the way for content house creation and boxing matches between high-profile social media stars.
“I create the first content house – then there’s 500 content house,” he wrote on Twitter, adding: “I start boxing – now every influencer is a boxer. What’s next? Y’all gon get raided by the FBI on purpose?”
Shortly after posting the tweet, many piled on to alert Paul to the fact he did not create the first content house, nor was he the first YouTube star to fight in a boxing match.
It was pointed out that Our2ndLide and Sidemen, among others, had actually been formed before Paul’s Team 10.
Content houses are essentially physical spaces for social media stars to collaborate. They are formed to help young creators find success as “influencers”, the name applied to successful YouTube stars.
Paul was also alerted to the fact Joe Weller and his YouTube co-star Theo “Malfoy” Baker had the first amateur boxing match between social media stars in 2017.
Weller went on to fight KSI, who challenged Paul in 2019. Paul ultimately stepped down to let his brother, Logan, fight KSI instead.
One person urged Paul to “quit YouTube” after making the claims, with another saying they felt “second hand embarrassment” on his behalf.
Another person stated: “Jake Paul needs to pay respect to those who paved the way for him.”
Fact check: @jakepaul did not create the first YouTube boxing. Credit goes to @joe_weller_ who called out @KSI
to a boxing match and that’s all it all started. KSI wanted to end it there but your bro went to the Suicide forest in 2018 and called you and @LoganPaul out.
— _____ (@unleashthetea) November 15, 2020
jake paul really thought he was onto something with that tweet hahahaha sorry ur becoming less and less relevant hun x pic.twitter.com/1BwLonqL2h
— k (@_xKeriscottx_) November 16, 2020
jake paul is actually so embarrassing oh my GOD
— ✞ 𝖓𝖆𝖙 ✞ 🖤 (@slowt0wnx) November 16, 2020
FBI agents seized multiple firearms while carrying out a raid at Paul’s home in August.
The seacrh was conducted after the YouTube star was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly by police in Scotsdale, Arizona after being spotted looting.