YouTube star Jake Paul reportedly spotted among looters at an Arizona mall

01 Juin, 2020, 19:27 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Top YouTuber Jake Paul Knocked for Allegedly Partaking in Looting Store During George Floyd Riots

"Neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism", he wrote.

YouTube star Jake Paul is facing backlash after he was recorded among a group of looters at an Arizona shopping mall. Paul, 23, insisted on Twitter that he was simply there to protest and did not take part in any looting or vandalism.

Netizens were enraged by what the vlogger filmed, as he along with a number of friends rushed into Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, and could allegedly be seen trashing it to steal clothes and accessories.

A slew of big cities like Denver, Miami, Los Angeles, etc. have resorted to curfews over the past few days, as what was designed as peaceful demonstrations have grown into reciprocal acts of violence, with vehicles burnt and tear gas fired into the protesters, enraged about George Floyd being suffocated to death during his arrest by now-former police officer Derek Chauvin.

He posted on his own Instagram Story from the scene where police are present, "Bunch of f-king idiots, bro".

Representatives for Paul did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

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The video prompted waves of criticism on social media from people accusing Paul and his team of taking advantage of the nationwide protests to gain attention, with one user calling him the "EPITOME OF WHITE MALE PRIVILEGE" who is "CREATING CHAOS JUST FOR CONTENT". We were gassed and forced to keep moving on foot.

Jake Paul issued a statement after catching vast backlash for filming looters inside an Arizona Mall.

He added: "However, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed and while it's not the answer, it's important that people see it and collectively figure out how to move forward in a healthy way. We are all doing the best we can to be helpful and raise awareness; this is not the time to attack each other, it's time to join together and evolve".

After two people attempt to shatter the storefront of a Swarovski jewelry store, Paul laughs as he sprints out of the mall with his friends. He goes on to say that the were not looting or vandalizing but it was "tragic" to see it happening. Doing that you made you as opportunistic as the looters themselves!

"Imagine being Jake Paul, one of the richest YouTube celebrities on the f**king planet".

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