Nothing makes me want to scream at people to get off my lawn like YouTube “celebrities.” The amount of fame and money available just for yelling at the camera both frightens and confuses me. We won’t even get in to the JoJo Siwa phenomenon. I barely have the strength to talk about Jake Paul. Who apparently wants to be anti-gun now.
At first I wasn’t sure if Jake was the guy from Bizaardvark or the guy who played with the dead body. His brother Logan was the dead body guy. This is Jake.
Jake admits his audience is aged 8 to 16. So.
The polarizing YouTube star recently traveled to Parkland in the wake of the massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and since then has called for changes in gun sale laws.
One of those changes is that all those who buy guns be at least 21, despite the fact that he can be seen posing with weapons and firing off a rifle in two videos from last year when he was just 20.
In one of those videos he also shows off his tattoo – of an assault rifle.
‘We have 20 pounds of explosives, and we have machine guns,’ declares Jake in a video released in May 2017, which opens with him and his other friends showing off those aforementioned tattoos.
The group then heads into the desert to blow up a car, but first poses shirtless or in bikinis with their guns, fetishisizing the weapons.
Jake later pretends to fire off rounds with the weapon while also playing with the assault rifle, which he loosely holds with one hand and tosses around.
Here’s that video.
I’m sorry you had to watch that. I’m more sorry my “YouTube Recommends” are all Jake Paul videos now. Serves me right for forgetting to use an incognito window.
Look, I’m sure his heart is in the right place. In a cheap publicity stunt way. He’s not being a douche about it (see Dear David Hogg, You’re a Lying, Opportunistic, Insufferable Little Toe Rag and David Hogg, Other Shooting Survivors Gang Up on Kyle Kashuv). But he’s still doing what all gun grabbers do when they have their “come to Pelosi” moment. They pick a few random, generic anti-gun talking points and say, “This is how I honestly feel. This week.”
The rub is because they’re famous — and because they are doing the left’s bidding — they’re the one’s driving the conversation. Scary thought.
You’ll have to forgive me. But when it comes to my rights, having 14,000,000 watching you on YouTube act like a jackass doesn’t make you someone I consider an expert.