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    Updated on Jun 1, 2020. Posted on May 31, 2020

    Jake Paul Was Spotted In The Midst Of A Mall Looting, And He's Facing A Ton Of Backlash

    Yet another controversy for the infamous YouTuber.

    On Saturday night, Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona, was looted. Filmed in the midst of this appears to be none other than YouTuber Jake Paul.

    In a series of now-deleted Instagram story videos posted by Andrew Blue — Jake’s videographer — Jake is shown at a P.F. Chang’s and then walking through the mall as others begin to vandalize it.

    Andrew Blue / Instagram

    Throughout the videos, people can be seen running, entering stores, and kicking doors.

    Andrew Blue / Instagram

    As they walk toward the Sephora, a man close to the camera (presumably Andrew) can be heard shouting, "Give me a free cologne!"

    On his own story, Jake posted videos of what appears to be the police presence — calling them a "bunch of fucking idiots."

    Jake Paul / Instagram

    He continued, "I walked right up to them; these fucking idiots teargassed me — I ain't doing shit, bro," and followed up with a picture of his eye.

    Jake Paul / Instagram

    Subsequently, Jake's name began trending on Twitter as people voiced their outrage:

    i am so fucking angry abt scottsdale fashion square being looted. it was not part of BLM phx metro (black-led + protesting downtown). jake paul + his other rich white friends are capitalizing off of this for attention + notoriety while doing nothing to support the actual movement

    Black people are protesting the fact that cops muder them for no reason meanwhile Jake Paul is out there having fun fulfilling every white asshole male’s Joker fantasy I’m surprised he hasn’t been filmed dancing down a flight of stairs.

    Welcome to Another Episode of: How Does Jake Paul Always Manage to be Wrong?

    Andrew followed up on his Instagram and stated that they weren't participating in any of the looting:

    Andrew Blue / Instagram

    But as of now, Jake himself hasn't commented on the backlash — we'll keep you posted if he does.

    UPDATE: Jake issued the following statement on his Instagram story in response to the backlash:

    Jake Paul / Instagram

    "I do not condone violence, looting, or breaking the law; 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."

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