Logan Paul Is Dating Actress Chloe Bennet But It's Left Fans Divided

12 July 2018, 12:52 | Updated: 12 July 2018, 12:53

Logan Paul and Choe Bennet
Logan Paul and Choe Bennet. Picture: Mark Ralston / Staff

By Josh Lee

The pair finally responded to the rumours.

Marvel's Agents Of Shield actress Chloe Bennet confirmed her relationship with Logan Paul yesterday, leaving her fans a little confused.

After a fan asked why she would date Logan Paul, who has courted much controversy in 2018, the 26-year-old actress insisted that his presence in her life has been positive.

"He’s kind, creative, funny, vibrantly curious about life, weird as fuck in all the best ways, a big dork, and he’s one of my best friends. It doesn’t make sense to a lot of people, but it doesn’t have too," she insisted.

"He’s changed my life for the better and I’ve done the same for him."

The confirmation of Logan and Chloe's relationship has divided fans. "He's racist and inconsiderate," one fan tweeted at Chloe, bringing up his 'suicide forrest' vlog from earlier this year. Another fan called the news a "backstabbing betrayal."

Chloe, who is half Chinese, previously criticised model Gigi Hadid after she described herself as having "Asian eyes," recalling how being made fun of for sharing these features herself made her feel "horrible." This has caused some fans to criticise her for dating someone who has a record of cultural insensitivity towards eastern Asian people.

Dear Gigi Hadid, As a kid, (and frankly as an adult) people would make fun of me for being Chinese. For having "Asian eyes". I would laugh it off because it was always a "joke", and if I didn't I was being "too sensitive". But in reality it made me feel horrible. Like, just BEING ME was a joke that was not meant to be taken seriously. I was embarrassed of who I was. I dyed my hair blonde to make myself look less Asian just so I could feel "worthy" of the people who made me feel less than. Fortunately, now I know that none of this is true. That my value does not come from how I LOOK, but from my CHARACTER. From how I treat others. I know I am not alone in feeling these things. It hurts my heart to see someone like you, a beautiful young woman with so much influence, act in this inconsiderate way. This does not make you a bad person or racist, however, it does make you ignorant to the pain that your actions can cause others. No matter how unintentional those actions are. And, even if it was just "a joke". So...to the young Asian men and women who are used to laughing off others ignorance, even though deep down you are hurting. I HEAR YOU. You are badass. You are awesome. Who you are is not "funny". YOU determine your self worth. Be proud of who you are. 👊🏽💥--Also, I'm also sorry for how many run on sentences there are in this letter. 🤓 Love, Chloe P.S. While I'm at it, Asian men are super sexy. So with all due respect fuck you Steve Harvey.

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On the flip side, some fans have defended Logan and Chloe, saying that their relationship should be respected even if people don't agree themselves. "It's your dating life and that shouldn't concern us," one fan tweeted in response.

"May y’all have a blessed relationship," another said.