Shane Dawson’s New Jake Paul Documentary Series Has People Furious
12 September 2018, 11:48 | Updated: 12 September 2018, 14:06
Shane Dawson's decision to feature Jake Paul in his new documentary hasn't gone down well with some.
Following the blockbuster success of his first two documentary series; the first being the fall out from Tana Mongeau's disastrous alternative to VidCon, TanaCon, and the second being a 5-part epic on the secret life of controversial beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star, his third series is one of the most highly anticipated YouTube events of the year.
As you probably know (especially if you've read this site before), Jake Paul, much like his suicide forrest vlogging brother Logan - but to a much lesser extent - is a divisive figure in the YouTube world. After gaining popularity on Vine, Jake was cast in Disney Channel's series, Bizaardvark, and then formed Team 10, a YouTuber collective who filmed pranks in a fancy LA mansion. Then it all went wrong.
Why does everyone hate Jake Paul?
After numerous incidents, like setting furniture on fire in an empty swimming pool, his neighbours threatened him with a law suit and he was dubbed 'the worst neighbour in the world'. He then abruptly left Bizaardvark, although most believe he was fired for his Team 10 antics. Subsequent allegations of bullying, xenophobia and racism started to come to light and numerous YouTubers quit Team 10, all resulting in Jake becoming the (very) popular hate figure that he is today.
And that's exactly why he's the perfect person for a Shane Dawson exposé. Who is Jake Paul off camera and is he really as big of an asshole as everyone imagines? But A LOT of people disagree.
There are some who think Shane shouldn't be giving a platform to Jake because of his history.
Why @jakepaul?i don’t get it.He has shown his true colors and thats why he got so much shit from the internet.I believe in second chances but the Paul brothers have proved multiple of times that are driven by the money and fame . I’m just curious.— Lazarina Piligkou (@lazarina_plgk) September 5, 2018
Jake Paul trying to save his reputation by collabing with Shane Dawson ... not impressed ...— matty (@mattygallero) September 4, 2018
Alright but he’s supporting Jeffree Star and Jake Paul so I don’t care about Shane Dawson https://t.co/duvUXnl0M2— gender hypothesis (@TransBuckaroo) September 11, 2018
Then there are those who think Shane is going to let Jake off the hook and paint him in a good light.
Tbf I’m not too buzzin about Shane Dawson’s video with Jake Paul because I’m scared it’s gonna paint him in a positive light when there is irrefutable proof that Jake immorally and sort of illegally advertises to children whilst also advertising his inappropriate content to them.— claudia (@ccfha) September 3, 2018
Not to be a fake fan but i literally will stop watching Shane Dawson if he’s gonna try to sit here and make me feel bad for Jake Paul. That man deserves absolutely no sympathy for what he’s done.— kenzy🗑 (@KenzyyyIsOKay) September 11, 2018
Series could end with Jake looking, in some ways, like a good kid who just made a few mistakes. And to millions of people watching, he'll have a "get out of jail free card" so to speak. And even if people don't end up liking him, any attention given to him is likely only going to— Ty Turner 🤙🏼 (@partar400) September 11, 2018
Not everyone is against it though. Many people are supporting Shane, even though they aren't fans of Jake.
i don’t like nor respect jake paul. but i love and respect shane dawson. so you know what i’m gonna do when that video comes out? i’m gonna sit my respectful ass down and enjoy that video.— angelina🌻🌈 // panic! 1/26/19 (@nearlywixtches) September 11, 2018
shane dawson could literally make a series about photosynthesis and i’d fucking worship it https://t.co/XrWUafRPwX— siena mirabella 🇧🇷 (@sienaxmirabella) September 11, 2018
Shane Dawson is doing a series about Jake Paul, I love Shane yet hate Jake Paul. I wanna watch it because its Shane doing it, but I don't because I don't want to deal with Jake. literally this is the biggest choice I've ever had to make. Sit through Jake or not watch Shane? pic.twitter.com/BY8qs57uBb— amina (@SociallyHowell) September 11, 2018
Ultimately, as long as Shane is fair and balanced about Jake's history, we don't see any problem with making a series on him but what do you think? Should Shane have chosen someone else? Let us know on our Facebook page, or tweet us @wetheunicorns.