Is Logan Paul Color Blind?: The Truth About the Controversy

Published 06/06/2021, 3:16 PM EDT


Internet sensation Logan Paul has found himself in the headlines throughout his career. Before his controversial exhibition bout against boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather, it was his YouTube videos that got him in trouble. And one such was the controversy surrounding his color blindness.

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‘The Maverick’ first claimed he was color blind when he posted a video on his channel in 2016. The video was about Paul seeing color for the first time thanks to a special pair of glasses. However, many saw his reaction and immediately accused it of being fake.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Logan Paul flexes his muscles after the official weigh-in at L.A. Live Xbox Plaza on November 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Then in 2020, Paul posted another video to his channel and again claimed that a pair of glasses would cure his color blindness. However, this time, the 0-1 boxer admitted that the first video was fake and exaggerated. This made fans question Paul’s condition even more.

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In the videos, Paul even does tests to find out if he is color blind. The tests revealed Paul was allegedly red-green color blind. However, fans then pointed out the several occasions on which Paul referred to the colors red and pink. Thus, accusations came up against him again.

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Logan Paul is adamant that he is color blind

Things did not look good for ‘The Maverick.’ His theatrics in both videos and his admittance did not help him either. However, to this day, Paul claims he is color blind. Even recently, on his podcast, Impaulsive, the YouTuber reiterated that although the first video was overtly exaggerated, he is really color blind.

However, the facts do not do him any favors. When Paul did the first test, the diagnosis said mildly color blind. However, in his second video, Paul’s test showed he has strong color blindness. He then pointed out that his color blindness is getting worse.

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Unfortunately for Paul, the Colour Blind Awareness Organization has confirmed that anyone who suffers from the condition does not get worse over time. Even if it is to happen, it will take over three years, like in Paul’s case.

Therefore, the facts don’t look good for Paul’s claims. However, he still claims that he suffers from color blindness.

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What do you think about Logan Paul’s claims? Do you think he really suffers from color blindness?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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