Some fans are not happy with Logan Paul after he started giving away face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although the masks are free, some people have accused him of trying to make money off of the outbreak after he charged a high amount of money for shipping.
“After a year of rebranding, we’ve pivoted production and made FREE Maverick CoronaVirus Prevention Masks,” the YouTuber shared on Twitter on Friday, April 10. “We’re also donating $1,000 to 10 people who order as we know everyone is struggling to make ends meet. Get yours at .” maverickclothing.com
He later took to Twitter again to let fans know that the face masks, which were black and had his logo on the front of them, had sold out.
“Holy s**t, we’ve officially run out of our initial supply of 30,000 Maverick Pandemic Masks,” he wrote. “We’re working hard to produce more and keep everyone a little bit safer.”
holy sh*t. we’ve officially run out of our initial supply of 30,000 Maverick Pandemic Masks… We’re working hard to produce more & keep everyone a little bit safer
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) April 10, 2020
“Logan Paul is such a f**king d***he bag giving away ‘FREE’ masks on his website… Except they have $7 shipping. Max weight on that is under 1 [ounce], should cost $1.35 max anywhere in the US to ship… Kids making $5 a mask and acting like he’s a hero giving away masks,” one Twitter user wrote, with another adding, “Here we go again, Logan Paul profiting off of an awful situation. Does he ever learn?”
“So Logan has sold face masks to profit while it’s a pandemic,” a different fan tweeted. “Millions of people are dying and he’s trying to profit off it.”
Others were quick to defend the controversial social media star, claiming that was just the price it will cost him to ship the products.
“People are stupid as hell, Logan is gettin’ no money from these masks, you don’t profit off of SHIPPING,” one fan wrote.
It turns out, Logan isn’t the only star coming under fire during the outbreak. Harry Styles received backlash after he started selling coronavirus T-shirts. Although all the proceeds are going to charity, critics have slammed the One Direction singer for asking fans to donate rather than just giving money himself.
One person tweeted, “Let me get this straight. You are making merch for people (many of whom are currently unemployed) to buy to make a donation? There will now be factory workers required to be in close quarters to manufacture these items. The delivery drivers and shipment companies will need.” Another added, “It’s incredibly tone-deaf to ask fans to spend even more money now when most of normal people are struggling to make rent right now.”
For those who missed it, the World Health Organization has reported that over 1,800,000 people have contracted the coronavirus so far resulting in more than 115,000 deaths. Medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.” Because of this many events, concerts, award shows, conventions and festivals have been canceled, including all Broadway plays and sports games. People are urged to stay indoors and isolate themselves during this time.
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