Jake Paul doesn't know if he'll stop partying during the coronavirus pandemic, but says 'our leadership is failing us'
- In an interview with Insider, YouTuber
Jake Paulsaid he didn't know if he would host any more Calabasasparties during the coronavirus.
- Paul, whose July 14 party was condemned by Mayor Alicia Weintraub, said he isn't the type of person who's going to "sit around" and not live his life during the pandemic.
- He also said "our leadership is failing us" and that "no one has answers" concerning the rising numbers of cumulative COVID-19 cases and deaths in Los Angeles County.
- Paul is preparing for a boxing match against former NBA guard Nate Robinson in September, which will not feature a live audience per social distancing guidelines.
Jake Paul doesn't know if he's going to stop partying during the coronavirus pandemic.
Like other influencers who have failed to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the controversial YouTube star provoked outrage after hosting a July 14 party in his Calabasas mansion's backyard. Dozens of maskless
Weintraub told Insider that she'd only spoken to a representative for Paul since the party, and warned that the local sheriff's department would be breaking up future parties and possible financial penalties would be issued. But Paul couldn't clarify for Insider whether he would stop hosting or attending such events.
Cumulative COVID-19 cases are sharply on the rise in California, and Los Angeles County was placed on a state government watchlist for failing to meet state benchmarks, which could lead to additional closures.
"I don't know what to think of it, to be honest. I don't think anyone really does," Paul told Insider. "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 is currently preparing for a September 12 boxing match with former NBA guard Nate Robinson, which will be virtually broadcast on the TikTok competitor Triller for $50. It's the undercard match to the main event, featuring boxing legend Mike Tyson, who's making a comeback to fight Roy Jones Jr. The match will not feature a live audience because of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, Paul told Insider. Previously, he's won fights against other
In a recent tweet, Paul said he plans to "become one of the biggest prize fighters in the world" and show people the "real 'Jake Paul,'" as opposed to the Paul portrayed in the media.
"I'm a human being. I put my pants on the same way, I cry the same way, I have anxiety the same way, I fail the same way, I win the same way," Paul told Insider. "People don't like that, they scream out my failures and whisper my accomplishments."
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