Another day, another Jake Paul scandal. C’mon, are you even surprised?
The YouTuber is getting called out yet again, but this time for encouraging his young audience to participate in a — wait for it — “gambling scam.”
That’s right, fam! Ethan Klein, better known as H3H3 Productions on the Internet, took to YouTube to slam the 21-year-old for posting a video to his channel called “I Spent $5,000 ON MYSTERY BOXES & You WONT Believe WHAT I GOT… (insane).”
If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, allow us to fill you in. The almost 14-minute long video is an advertisement disguised as a vlog, meant to promote on online site called ‘Mystery Brand.’ On the site, you can purchase boxes at different price points with mysterious things inside. In other words, you won’t know what’s in your virtual box until after you’ve already submitted the payment.
Unfortunately, purchasing something from this online site poses a big risk. You can wind up a luxury vehicle or a box full of dirt, and you won’t know until you’ve already paid! And considering there are a ton of young and impressionable kids watching, encouraging them to buy something like this seems sort of, well, wrong.
Clearly, Ethan agrees. In his response video geared towards both Jake and RiceGum (who also made a video about Mystery Brand), he pointed out how janky and unprofessional the website is, even referring to it as “a very strange overseas scam.”
“This has got to be one of the worst things I’ve seen on YouTube,” the YouTuber said. “His fans are so young and so impressionable… there’s a reason why you need to be 21 to gamble… it’s dangerous, it’s addicting, it’s a vice… many lives have been ruined due to gambling addiction.”
He also made note of the fact that much of the prizes could very well not be authentic merchandise at all, and who wants fake designer clothes? No one.
Alas, the drama doesn’t end there. Once his response video went live, Ethan then tweeted out the link adding, “Jake Paul & RiceGum are running a nice little gambling scam to usher in the new year.”
Sadly, his tweet didn’t seem to affect the “It’s Everyday Bro” singer at all. How do we know? Because he responded to H3H3 Productions saying, “Lol love this vid.”
Lol love this vid🖤
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 2, 2019
As with mostly every other Paul brother scandal, it’s safe to say people are NOT happy. Since his shady response, many people called out the vlogger for manipulating children by tricking them into spending their parents’ money. Others slammed him for just not caring. Regardless, it doesn’t seem like Jake will be taking the video down anytime soon. So far, it’s garnered over 1.6 million views, and it’s not like he’s not used to the drama by now! Yikes…
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