YouTuber Jake Paul ires neighbours, uses two-year-old memes

YouTuber Jake Paul has fallen under the scrutiny of his local community, who say he has made their street in West Hollywood a living hell.

Local news outlet KTLA aired a piece on the social media star’s antics, corroborating neighbours’ claims that Paul is a nuisance to the public. In the clip, journalist Chris Wolfe describes how Paul has set furniture alight in an empty pool, attracts dozens of fans to his street daily, and obstructs traffic for the thrill of it.

“It used to be a really nice, quiet street,” a neighbour said. “Now we’re just this, like, war zone. We’re families here, and we’re more than happy to have them live here if they’re respectful to their neighbours, but they’re not.”

In an interview, the star said he was felt bad for the neighbours, but there was nothing he could do because “the Jake Paulers are strongest army out there”. He then dabbed, and screamed “what are those” at Wolfe’s shoes like it’s 2015.

Wolfe says neighbours will convene with city leaders and police next week to decide whether or not to file a class action public nuisance lawsuit against Paul and his homeowner.

Paul has over 8.5-million subscribers on YouTube thanks to his outrageous pranks, over-the-top vlogs, and rap music.

Paul’s neighbours aren’t the only people the star has irritated. In his song “It’s Everyday Bro”, Paul called out YouTuber PewDiePie saying he was going for the title of most subscribed on YouTube. PewDiePie then hit back with a reaction video making fun of his music.

Even Paul’s own family has an issue with him. His brother Logan thought his song took things too far, vocally expressing his concern on both Twitter and YouTube. Paul then released another song dissing his brother, who retaliated in the same fashion.

The feud, of course, may be entirely fabricated, but what doesn’t seem fabricated is Twitter user Bruno Bush’s claim that Paul was his primary school bully.

Paul thinks the issue with his neighbours is blown out of proportion, and urged Twitter to care rather about people who get shot.

Featured image: Disney | ABC Television Group via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0, resized)



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