YouTuber Jake Paul refuses to apologise for throwing crowded parties during pandemic

Sanjana Varghese
Monday 03 August 2020 11:00
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Everyone’s had to make sacrifices to their regular social lives over the last few months.

People have had to call off weddings – or even not attend the funerals of their immediate family members.

But Jake Paul, a YouTuber who seems to always find himself embroiled in some kind of controversy, said that he won’t apologise for continuing to throw massive house parties at his mansion in California, even during the height of the pandemic.

Paul expressed this belief in an interview with Insider, saying,

No one has answers, our leadership is failing us, and everyone kind of just doesn't know what to do. But I personally am not the type of person who's gonna sit around and not live my life.

Paul has been criticised after throwing parties with hundreds of people – not socially distancing – in his mansion in Calabasas, an LA suburb where many YouTubers and influencers live.

A video of the party went live on Youtube after 14 July, when it was said to have taken place, and immediately sparked outrage.

However, cumulative cases of Covid-19 are rising in Los Angeles.

The mayor, Alicia Weintraub, condemned that party and said that the local sheriff’s department would come and break up any future incidents if Paul did continue to throw parties.

Weintraub, at the time, said

They’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big, huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning.

Paul has recently been the subject of other controversy – he filmed protesters in Arizona at the end of May, and had criminal trespassing charges filed against him at the time.

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