Jake Paul is a YouTube celebrity with over 15 million followers spread across various social media platforms. If you’ve never heard of him it’s probably because you’re not under 18 years-old or don’t have a daughter who is.
The 20-year old YouTube star, who got his start on Vine, is known for performing some pretty crazy antics, in fact, it’s what made him famous. But the antics that once attracted views on YouTube could now be landing Paul in a class action public nuance law suit.
Paul’s neighbors aren’t very happy with the disturbances the social media star has caused to their once quiet neighborhood. Despite the droves of tweenage girls who occupy the streets of his house, and popping wheelies down the middle of the street on his dirt bike, neighbors say Paul’s latest stunt was the last straw. The social media star set fire to a pile of furniture that he put inside his empty pool, KTLA Channel 5 reported. According to neighbors, the flames reached higher than the roof of Paul’s house.
“We use to be a nice quiet street, and now were just this war zone,” one resident told KTLA, who was covering the story.
At one point in the news segment, Paul came outside to “greet” the reporter, but eventually ended up on top of the news van despite being told that he shouldn’t.
“You shouldn’t do that, You shouldn’t do that” said the reporter.
“Why” replied Paul.
And when asked about neighbor’s complaints, Paul admitted how bad it must be for them, but basically said there was nothing he could do about it because “Jake Paulers are the strongest army out there.”
Of course, there is a possibility that Paul’s bad attitude is only a publicity stunt. After performing pranks and stunts for a couple years it’s only expected that he’d have to increase the ridiculousness of his content to keep attention. And since launching TeamDom, his company dedicated to promoting and incubating internet talent, any publicity is good publicity.
Within the next week the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles will decide whether or not to file a class action nuisance lawsuit against the star.