Celebs that can't stand Jake Paul

Ohio-born internet star Jake Paul had his first taste of fame on Vine, the now-defunct six-second video sharing platform. When Vine was shut down by parent company Twitter in 2016, all the big Viners that hadn't already jumped ship started to focus on YouTube instead. Paul did the same, though in truth, he didn't really need to worry about his future too much because he'd already landed a part in Bizaardvark. The blond vlogger played Dirk on the Disney Channel show while growing his own brand on YouTube in his spare time. Unfortunately for Paul, that brand didn't exactly align with Disney's family friendly values.

In 2017, the influencer-turned-actor not only managed to anger his West Hollywood neighbors to the point where they threatened a class action lawsuit, he was also at the center of a racism controversy and lost thousands of followers after making allegedly false assault allegations against a fellow YouTuber. The Mouse House cut Paul loose (He initially claimed it was mutual but later admitted he'd been fired), bringing his almost two-year stint on Bizaardvark to an end. Given his track record it's not surprising he's managed to amass a long list of haters. Not only have some fans turned against him after seeing his shady side, but his peers seem to have had enough, too. From fellow YouTubers to professional sportsmen, pop stars, and even Hollywood A-listers, here are some celebs who simply can't stand Jake Paul.

Lauren Lapkus

Actress Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New BlackJurassic World) isn't necessarily someone who keeps up to date with all the latest internet gossip, but that didn't stop her from discussing Jake Paul's abrupt departure from the Disney Channel after his name began trending. According to New York magazine, "Disney decided it was best to get Paul off the show as quickly as possible." When he was dropped by the network halfway through Bizaardvark's second season, Emmy-nominee Lapkus took to Twitter to express her shock and disbelief in a very tongue-in-cheek manner.

"I can't believe Jake Paul is leaving Bizaardvark because I don't know what any of those words mean," she said. Ouch. Lapkus has since deleted that tweet, though it lives on through Know Your Meme, which documented the whole sorry episode.

Seth Rogen

On screen, he always comes off as the guy everyone wants to be friends with, but real-life Seth Rogen isn't always chummy — at least, not if you get on the wrong side of him. The Canadian funnyman has been drawn into a few public spats in his time, most notably with "obnoxious" pop star and fellow Canuck Justin Bieber (via MTV). Rogen also had beef with his Knocked Up co-star, Katherine Heigl, who criticized the comedy for being "a little sexist" in its portrayal of her character. He's made amends with both Bieber and Heigl since, but he's never taken back his comments about Jake Paul.

When Paul and Disney went their separate ways, the vlogger released a statement regarding his future plans via Twitter. "At this point in time I am wanting to focus more on my personal brand, my YouTube channel, business ventures, growing Team 10 and working on more adult acting roles," Paul said. Rogen's response? "I personally pledge to not contribute to him getting those adult acting roles," he tweeted.

Alex Mandel

Although he didn't directly target Jake Paul, Alex Mandel (son of carpet salesman turned TV star Howie Mandel) was quick to jump on a celeb-filled Twitter thread started by the aforementioned Lauren Lapkus. By this point Joe Mande (a writer on Parks and Recreation and, more recently, The Good Place) had already joined in, but it was Seth Rogen's unapologetic tweet that sucked Alex into the banter.

The celebrity scion clearly approved of Rogen's pledge to keep Paul out of Hollywood, because Alex replied to his tweet about keeping the YouTuber away from any and all adult roles with the following: "Another reason I love @Sethrogen haha." That's an undercover diss if we ever saw one! Interestingly, Alex clearly fancied himself as something of a YouTube star at one point in time, though he hasn't uploaded a video to his prank-based channel in years. A case of sour grapes, perhaps?

Lenny Jacobson

Seth Rogen's tweet about keeping Jake Paul away from mature acting roles wasn't the only time he mentioned and/or mocked the YouTuber via social media. The award-winning actor and director was clearly irritated by Paul's continued existence on Aug. 8, 2017, because he fired off several tweets about him that day. "Jake Paul is big among the Alt-right, which adds up," Rogen said, causing a fiery debate among his followers.

Around an hour later, Rogen was at it again. In that short space of time he had been made aware of Paul's music, and after watching some of his raps, the actor just couldn't help but land another punch. "Jake Paul apology raps are my new favorite genre of music," Rogen (a known lover of hip hop) said in yet another sarcastic tweet. This drew Nurse Jackie actor Lenny Jacobson into the debate, and he too found Paul's output to be super-cringey. "The 'apology video while listing all the good things he's done' is absolutely my favorite," Jacobson tweeted.

Chris Brown

In 2018, Logan Paul and fellow YouTuber KSI took part in what The Independent dubbed "the biggest white collar boxing match in history," stepping into the ring at England's Manchester Arena in front of thousands of fans. While the main event ended in a draw, little brother Jake Paul triumphed in his undercard bout with KSI's brother, Deji. Emboldened by his win, Jake began calling out bigger-name celebs, though he may have aimed a little high when he offered hip-R&B star Chris Brown the chance to face him.

Brown was supposed to go toe-to-toe with fellow musician Soulja Boy the previous year, though the "Kiss Kiss" singer pulled out of the fight after so-called "middlemen" got in the way (via Billboard). After Jake defeated Deji, the victorious YouTuber got on the mic and told Brown that he was a far more suitable opponent. "I think it is time you got in the ring with someone your own size," the Team 10 founder said. Will Breezy take the bait? Not likely, because he didn't even know who Jake was before he challenged him! "Chris has no clue who this Jake Paul is," an insider told Hollywood Life. "He's not even on his radar, so he has no idea why he's name checking him. He assumes he's doing it just to get publicity." 

Dez Bryant

Chris Brown clearly didn't watch the Logan Paul and KSI fight, but one person who apparently did was Dez Bryant. In what became a comedy of errors, the veteran wide receiver accidentally messaged Jake Paul thinking he was his older brother. He wanted to congratulate Logan Paul for grinding out a draw on foreign soil, but Jake took the mix-up as a sign of disrespect. Instead of simply passing his congrats along to Logan, Jake dissed Bryant's status as a free agent and then pasted the conversation online for all to see.

Needless to say, Bryant wasn't pleased. The seasoned football star hit back on Twitter, telling Paul he would face him in the ring anytime. "Idk why the dude got salty," Bryant said (via CBS Sports). "I thought I was following [his] brother to tell him congratulations on the fight and I realized it wasn't him… I guess he called himself trying to clown… We can get in the boxing ring tho if he want smoke."

Jake obviously didn't fancy his chances squaring off against Bryant, because he didn't take him up on the offer. Sadly, the prospect of these two throwing down is slim to none at this point. Bryant was picked up by the New Orleans Saints but suffered a season-ending injury in practice.

RiceGum

Vegas-born YouTuber RiceGum (real name Bryan Le) started out as a gamer, but he switched up the focus of his channel once he realized where the views were at. He gained some notoriety for his "These kids must be stopped" series, but it wasn't until his beef with Jake Paul kicked off that he went big time. Le teamed up with Paul's ex-girlfriend, Alissa Violet, in a diss track that called the blond YouTube sensation out for being a high school bully and using prostitutes. "Its EveryNight Sis" (a comeback to Paul's track "It's Everyday Bro") was huge on YouTube. The song even went platinum, much to the surprise of the label who produced it. "I've never seen a diss track rise so fast on the charts," Syft founder Youssef Ali told the Daily Beast. "Drake's diss track didn't even go platinum, so it's rewarding to see." But was the beef real, or was this whole thing manufactured for views? 

A little bit of both. "Probably all of my feuds are real," Le confirmed, but he also admitted that he won't get involved in a beef unless there's profit in it for him. "I will see if they have a lot of following where it would make sense to take time out of my day to acknowledge them." Clearly, acknowledging Paul paid off in a big way.

Alissa Violet

To hype up the release of her track with RiceGum, Alissa Violet released an 18-minute YouTube video dubbed "What you've been waiting for" to let fans know why she was so angry with her former flame. In the clip, which has garnered more than 23 million views, Violet says that after she and Paul first exchanged numbers at a meet-and-greet in Ohio, he suggested she move to Los Angeles to live with him and pursue her dreams of modeling. She did just that in 2015.

"I don't know exactly what we were, but I was head over heels," Violet says. "That's why I signed a contract for 20 percent of my life for five years." The problem was, despite sharing a bedroom, Paul reportedly kept bringing other girls over. "I'd be in our room editing and he'd be like, 'Yo, can you leave for a little bit, I'm having a girl over," she says. "He would do that all the time." When Violet eventually had enough and did the same, she claims Paul kicked her out, leaving her homeless and forcing their mutual friends to pick sides. According to the young starlet, most supported Paul because they had contracts with him and, to add fuel to the fire, he allegedly spread lies about her cheating. 

Jace Norman

Jace Norman made his debut on the Disney Channel show Jessie in 2012, but he's best-known as a Nickelodeon kid, having starred as Henry Hart (aka Kid Danger) in Henry Danger since 2014. He's far more clean-cut than Jake Paul, but Norman isn't above getting a dig in if the opportunity presents itself. When Paul and his posse harassed a female reporter who had been sent to his street to report on his antisocial antics (via Mic), Norman took to Twitter to share his thoughts. "The saddest part about this whole Jake Paul thing is it's not a practical joke," Norman said. "He's serious." 

Just days after that tweet, Paul was announcing his departure from Bizaardvark and declaring that he planned to concentrate on his own brand, which included Team 10. This collective of influencers helped Paul reach levels of internet fame he might not have been able to achieve solo, and even Norman had to admit that starting it was a good move. In fact, Norman started his own version of an online squad. When he spoke to J-14 (via NickALive!) in December 2017, Norman revealed that he founded Creator Edge Media, a "millennial marketing" initiative with similar goals as Team 10. "I think that Jake Paul, the leader of [Team 10], is kind of run by his ego — everything revolves around him," Norman said. "They're doing a good job, and they're very successful, but at the end of the day that's Jake Paul's thing."

Taylor Caniff

Before Jake Paul began what will likely be a short-lived boxing career, he was interested in mixed martial arts. At one stage, he even had plans for an MMA tournament featuring some of the biggest names on the internet. "I wanna do an influencer MMA tournament," he tweeted in June 2017. "Retweet if ur down." Paul's post drew the attention of fellow Vine alum King Bach (the most followed African American entertainer on social media after Kevin Hart, according to Forbes), who seemed shocked at the idea. Jacobo Wong said he was down, and so did Lewis Howes (so long as they changed the event to ping pong or basketball), but one influencer who wasn't amused by the idea was Taylor Caniff.

Caniff is another former Viner who made a name for himself as a member of MAGCON, the convention that helped launch the career of Shawn Mendes. Paul also toured with MAGCON back in the day, though that didn't stop him from poking fun at the meet-and-greet event in his diss track, "It's Everyday Bro." That cheap shot clearly rubbed Caniff the wrong way, because he decided to call Paul out on it. Replying to Paul's MMA tweet, Caniff said: "You realise you made a music video at my business house beside my cars and dissed MAGCON, a platform that got you started? Earn your own crib."

DAX

Canadian rapper DAX used viral sensation Danielle Bregoli to make a name for himself, piggybacking on her now-infamous 2016 interview with Dr. Phil. The term "Cash me outside, howbow dah" became an instant meme, and countless YouTubers made content about it. DAX recorded a song featuring Bregoli (though in truth he just sampled her hilarious soundbite) and it blew up. The "Cash Me Outside" music video has been viewed more than 18 million times and is by far the internet emcee's most popular video. He's managed to break the million-view barrier on several other occasions, and that's likely what he was hoping for when he crafted a Jake Paul diss track.

After seeing the video for Paul's "It's Everyday Bro," DAX responded with a diss track of his own. In "Jake Sucks", the Canadian claims Paul has stolen from friends and can't afford his Lambo — accusations similar to those leveled at him by RiceGum and Alissa Violet in "Its EveryNight Sis." Unfortunately for DAX, "Jake Sucks" didn't garner anywhere near as much attention as "Its EveryNight Sis," and the original video is no longer available to view on DAX's channel. Luckily for us, it was re-uploaded by YouTuber DissTRACKS and remains available for all to enjoy.