If you haven’t been following the news, maybe because you’re one of the select few people who can actually watch HBO Max on their television or something, there have been some pretty intense protests that have resulted in rioting and looting in response to a police officer killing an unarmed black man named George Floyd who was being arrested for forgery.
There is a simmering tension just under the surface of American society and this sort of injustice can bring it right to the surface where it boils over and people take the streets filled with righteous anger.
And then there’s Jake Paul. We thought Logan Paul had solidly claimed the title of Worst Paul Brother for life after he went hunting for dead bodies in a Japanese forest famous as a place where people routinely commit suicide and posted video of it on his channel, but Jake has done the work and managed to do something even worse by going out looting during the protests, seemingly for his channel.
Here is both Jake Paul video editted together to show someone breaking into the @PFChangs, stealing a bottle of Vodka, and handing it off to @jakepaul the minute it comes out the door. Watch the red circle
Totally Epic Free Vodka Everyday Bro!!!! pic.twitter.com/0wtp80KXAw
— Pescatore News Network #PNN (@JoshPescatore) May 31, 2020
Yes, that definitely appears to show someone going into a P.F. Chang’s, taking a bottle of vodka and handing it directly to Jake Paul. Paul put out a statement assuring us we didn’t actually see that, though.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 31, 2020
The mall that Paul is at was apparently not the site of the protests. And Jake Paul is not a journalist or a historian. He was there to drive clicks to his YouTube channel, probably with a title like “You Won’t BELIEVE How Crazy The Protest I Went to Was!”
It’s hard to know if what you’re doing is helping or hurting the cause in the heat of the moment, and it’s something that basically won’t really be known until we know how things turn out. But if you’re Jake or Logan Paul and you want to help, do it by staying the hell away and making a video about how drunk you got last night or whatever the fuck it is they normally make videos about.
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Last year Forbes declared Kylie Jenner the youngest-ever self-made billionaire and I still contend they don’t understand the meaning of “self-made.” Apparently they were wrong about the billionaire part, too, because they printed an exposé claiming Jenner is “only” worth $900 million and alleging that she inflated the value of her cosmetics company.
Then there were Kylie’s financials. Revenues over a 12-month period preceding the deal: $177 million, according to the Coty presentation—far lower than the published estimates at the time. More problematic, Coty said that sales were up 40% from 2018, meaning the business only generated about $125 million that year, nowhere near the $360 million the Jenners had led Forbes to believe. Kylie’s skin care line, which launched in May 2019, did $100 million in revenues in its first month and a half, Kylie’s reps told us. The filings show the line was actually “on track” to finish the year with just $25 million in sales.
Chase Peterson-Withorn and Madeline Berg who wrote the Forbes piece on Jenner’s non-billionaire status speculated that the reason for the alleged inflating of the numbers was due to the reality TV nature of everything the Kardashians do, to benefit their brand.
British tabloid The Sun, meanwhile, reports an insider tells them Kris and Kylie Jenner are “freaking out” about the potential legal and social consequences of the Forbes piece.
An informant told The Sun exclusively: “Kris and Kylie are freaking out and fear that this is going to hurt their brand, and even worse, they could be in trouble with the government.”
The source further explained they are “definitely worried” about their reputation being tarnished.
This explains why Kylie was trying to save face on Twitter.
what am i even waking up to. i thought this was a reputable site.. all i see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. i’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) May 29, 2020
“even creating tax returns that were likely forged” that’s your proof? so you just THOUGHT they were forged? like actually what am i reading.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) May 29, 2020
Yes, apparently there are social consequence to only being a multi-millionaire.
Man, when you’re getting preemptively dunked on by later-day, barely watchable Simpsons episodes, maybe it’s time to pack it in.
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On Saturday night, as part of the ongoing protests and riots taking place across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona was broken into and looted.
This much is not up for debate.
What is up for debate, though?
Whether or not popular and polarizing YouTube personality Jake Paul was one of the criminals.
In a series of since-deleted Instagram story videos posted by Andrew Blue -- Jake’s videographer -- Paul is clearly shown near a P.F. Chang’s... and then walking through the mall as others start to vandalize it.
Throughout these videos, folks can be seen running, entering stores and kicking down doors.
On his own Instagram story, Paul shared videos of what appears to be the police presence — calling them a "bunch of f-cking idiots."
Again, there's no doubt that Paul was on hand for this chaotic incident.
"I walked right up to them, these f-cking idiots tear gassed me — I ain't doing shit bro," he continued, along with a picture of his eye.
While Paul was posting these messages, other social media users were trashing the star for reasons summed up very well by this individual:
"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."
Added another critic:
"jake paul + his other rich white friends are capitalizing off of this for attention + notoriety while doing nothing to support the actual movement."
Floyd died this month in Minnesota after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
The officer has since been arrested on third-degree murder charges, but video of the fatal encounter leaked online and has led to civil unrest between citizens and cops in almost every major city across the nation.
Most of these cities have since imposed a curfew in their dowtown areas in order to avoid further violence for the time being.
Did Paul actually steal anything from the mall, however?
This seems to be the question Paul is focused on, which is why he posted a response to the topic on Instagram today.
"We spent the day doing our part to peacefully protest one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen, which led to us being tear-gassed for filming the events and brutality that were unfolding in Arizona," Paul said online.
"We were gassed and forced to keep moving on foot," he continued.
"We filmed everything we saw in an effort to share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through; we were strictly documenting, not engaging."
Concluded the YouTube personality, who is reportedly worth $11.5 million:
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
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.
We're just sayin:
Even if Jake didn't loot in this case, idiocy runs in his family.
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Earlier this month, Gary Shirley shared some heartbreaking news.
His mother had tested positive for coronavirus.
He explained that she works at an assisted living facility, so she had a higher risk of catching the virus.
The whole story was very sad, obviously, made even sadder by the fact that Gary hadn't seen his mother for three months and wasn't able to take care of her the way he'd like.
His youngest daughter has an immunodeficiency disorder, he revealed, so he and his family have been taking the quarantine very seriously.
In his post about his mother, shared three weeks ago, he mentioned that his stepfather, Jody, had started showing symptoms as well.
And shortly after that, Gary shared a very scary update.
While his mother had started doing better, he wrote that Jody "was rushed to the hospital a few days ago with very low levels of oxygen."
"He was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and diagnosed with Covid-19 & Pneumonia," he added.
It's been about two weeks since he posted that ... so how has Jody been doing?
Well, this weekend Gary let his followers know what the latest news is.
And while it's certainly not the worst news ... it's far from the best.
"Jody was hospitalized on May 13th with Covid-19," he began. "His health continued to decline quickly within the first few days of being admitted."
"They tried different breathing machines, new covid-19 drug trials, plasma transfusions, and antibiotics until the Doctors had exhausted all their options for Jody."
He said that on May 16th, "Jody was continuing to struggle with breathing, he was fighting 106 degree fevers and the Doctors suggested that Jody be placed on a Ventilator and a drug induced coma."
Reports have shown that once a patient is placed on a ventilator for this virus, odds are that they won't be able to come off of it.
But luckily, Jody was!
"Today," Gary wrote, "after being on a ventilator for almost 2 weeks we are happy to announce Jody was weaned off the ventilator."
"He is only on 2 liters of oxygen thru a nose cannula and following simple commands."
He said that "He has a long road of recovery which will involve physical therapy."
"Thank you ALL for your continued prayers, support and love for my mom, Jody, and our family," he finished.
Hopefully Jody is able to make a full recovery, but so far, this is such great news, isn't it?
Thanks for the update, Gary!
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham -- one of the few couples to have made it from The Bachelor finale to the altar -- opened up this weekend about some devasating personal news:
Lauren recently miscarried the pair's second child.
The husband and wife uploaded a video on YouTube yesterday that detailed their story.
"A little over a month ago, we got the most exciting news and we found out that we were pregnant with our second baby," the video description reads.
"We made so many plans. We bought a new house with more space, we planned how we wanted to tell you all and we envisioned our future with Alessi's little brother/sister.
"We were planning to share our journey through pregnancy with you, but unfortunately we didn't get the happy story we had hoped for."
Said the former Bachelor lead and his spouse:
"We decided to share this part of our journey with you, because well, we share everything with you!
"But also because we hope that by talking about this we can make other couples going through these times a little less lonely.”
The video is 27 minutes in length and opens up on a fun-filled note.
We see Burnham saying that she has “a little secret surprise” and is planning to purcuase two pregnancy tests... sneak them into the bathroom,... mark one as positive ... and arttempt to prank the race car driver, who had accused her of being pregnant because she was “so mean” to him lately.
But then the joked turned out to be on Lauren.
Because one of the tests turned out to actually be positive.
After taking another to confirm it, Burnham, tears in her eyes, says:
“That took a turn that we did not plan for,” turning to the couple's daughter, Alessi, and telling the one-year old: “You’re going to be a big sister.”
From there, after showing an ultrasound to viewers -- in which they learn their eiight-week old fetus is only the size of a five-week old fetus -- Lauren says that they “didn’t get the best of news."
And her husband says he “is still processing" everything.
After a couple of more doctor visits, the two were given the news of a "missed miscarriage," which happens when the fetus is no longer alive but the body doesn't recognize the pregnancy loss or expel the pregnancy tissue.
As a result, a woman's body may still release hormones and a woman may still continue to experience signs of a pregnancy.
"It's been a roller coaster of emotions, going from scared a little at first because it was so soon, then happy then stressed and worried for weeks on end, and obviously today was the bad news and it's something you can never prepare for.
"It's been hard holding this back from everybody."
"Trying to pretend like nothing is going on is really difficult," Lauren says in the footage. "I feel like this is kind of the best way for us to tell the whole story."
Luyendyk proposed to Becca Kufrin on his final episode as the Bachelor -- but then reversed course and asked for Lauren's hand in marriage on the After the Final Rose ceremony in early 2018.
Less than a year later, the reality stars got married in Hawaii.
Please join us in sending them your best wishes during this very difficult time.
A couple of weeks ago, Hannah Brown messed up.
She was drunk on Instagram Live and decided to sing a bit of DaBaby's "Rockstar," a song that's very big on TikTok right now.
And while singing the song, she sang the N-word.
With a hard "R" and everything.
The backlash came quick, because of course it did, and at first, Hannah denied saying the word.
She said that she was sure she skipped over it in the song because she never says that word, and maybe someone else said it, but certainly not her.
But if you saw the video, it was undeniable -- she definitely said it, although she did skip over "f-ck," which seems like a super questionable choice.
Like one of those words is 100% worse than the other, and it's not the one she censored herself from saying.
When the video was over and she sobered up a bit, she realized that this whole thing wasn't going to blow over, and she posted a quick text apology on her Instagram story.
A lot of people didn't think it came across as sincere, and many suspected it was just something a publicist wrote and sent over.
But whether Hannah wrote it herself or not, many Bachelor fans didn't think it was enough.
If you've been keeping up with this story for the past two weeks, you know that it's been wild.
Former contestants of the show like Rachel Lindsay, Nick Viall, and Bekah Martinez have all thrown in their two cents, with Rachel even trying to help Hannah do a proper apology.
And fans have been torn, with some cancelling Hannah and others defending her.
But tonight, Hannah herself has finally stepped forward to talk about everything in a lengthy video, again posted to Instagram.
So let's take a look at that, all right?
At the beginning of the video, she's visibly very nervous, which is fair, and she explains that she's been silent for so long now because she was trying to wait for the right time to address things.
She says that right now, when "the death of George Floyd is happening and there’s so much suffering and anger I didn’t want to offend anybody."
But after thinking about things, she "realized that it’s not about the right time, it’s about the right thing," and that she needs to start taking accountability for things and using her platform for good.
Early on in the video, she admits that she does have some notes that she'll be referring to, so it seems like she really is trying her best here.
After explaining what happened in that now-infamous video, she says that "I initially didn’t even know it was happening, because I know it is wrong to say the N-word in a song, and I couldn’t imagine I had used it, so I immediately denied it."
"It is a word I always omit," and she says that while she tried to defend herself, between being "intoxicated" and "embarrassed and confused," she made the situation worse.
It wasn't until the next morning that she fully realized what she had done, and she immediately felt ashamed and embarrassed, so she wrote her apology, which she maintains was fully her doing.
However, she never intended that to be the end of things -- she wanted to gather her thoughts and really speak from the heart, which is why she took so much time away from the spotlight.
In her time off, she did a lot of prayer and a lot of journaling, and she came across a bible verse that read "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks."
"If I can say this word slipped out of my mouth, then what slipped into my heart?" she asked herself.
So she actually hired someone to help her learn about all of this, and she started reading books and listening to podcasts and watching videos of people talking about racism.
"I don’t want to be ignorant anymore," she tells her followers. "I don’t want to be an ignorant white girl who uses the N-word."
To her fans, she says "If you want to support me, do not defend me. Do not send hateful messages to people who are holding me accountable. If you want to support me, just continue to encourage me to do better."
She adds that "I promise you, I will not be a part of the problem anymore from ignorance, I will be part of the solution."
She apologizes once again, "from the bottom of my heart," and promises to keep learning and to keep trying to do better and help others like her learn how to do better, too.
It's an 18 minute long video, so obviously these are just a few of the high points, but it does sound like she really is taking accountability for what she did.
It's also nice that she acknowledged that some people won't forgive her, and that's fine too.
What do you think about her apology?