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 who, in 2017, had the first amateur boxing match between social media stars.
Weller went on to fight KSI, who challenged Paul in 2019. Paul ultimately stepped down to let his brother, Logan, fight KSI instead.
Paul fought KSI’s younger brother in April 2020
One person urged Paul to “quit YouTube” after making the claims, with another saying they felt “second hand embarrassment” on his behalf.
Jake Paul thinks he started YouTube boxing… despite his first fight being an undercard slot for the KSI v Logan… https://t.co/GSa1a5VVHa
— Jaack (@Jaack) 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
Another person stated: “Jake Paul needs to pay respect to those who paved the way for him.”
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.