Jake Paul’s Controversies: Every Time ‘The Problem Child’ Proved to Be a Problem

Published 04/13/2021, 4:20 PM EDT

Jake Paul needs no introduction in today’s modern boxing era. At such a young age, he’s risen to stardom and is only getting better with time.


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He’s even challenged the ex-MMA star, Ben Askren, to touch gloves alongside him in a full-fledged boxing match. Consequently, the fight between the two will take place this weekend.

Prior to entering the boxing world, ‘The Problem Child’ had already garnered an immense fanbase with his YouTube channel. But alongside that, countless controversies always surrounded him.


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That said, here we look at some controversies, Paul was a part of his teenage days.

Jake Paul and his controversial anecdotes:

Got fired from the Disney channel after his neighbors sued him

Paul gathered a substantial fanbase from his YouTube channel and simultaneously he was also working on Disney’s ‘Bizaardvark’ series.

‘The Problem Child’ regularly filmed pranks and funny videos in his neighborhood. Once, by mistake, he ended up disclosing his address on his channel and there was a sea of fans who gathered outside his home, resulting in an undeniable quarrel. His neighbors even termed Paul’s house a ‘war zone’.

Considering all of that, his neighbors finally decided to move with legal action against him. Consequently, he lost his deal with Disney as in 2017; they announced that Paul won’t be a part of the show any further.

Paul threw a party during COVID-19

While the pandemic was at its peak in California around July 2020, the 24-year-old hosted a party for his friends and family from the entertainment industry.

No one on this occasion wore a mask or maintained any sort of social distance. As this news broke out, ‘The Problem Child’ was on the receiving end of a huge backlash coming from one and all.

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Once played a prank on White House

In 2017, Paul got an invitation for an event hosted for digital influencers and YouTubers. Paul saw an opportunity to play a prank here.

He decided to stay in the White House even after the conclusion of the event and planned to move out late at night without breaching the security.

He even posted the video of the same on his YouTube channel, stating it as ‘White House 24 hour overnight challenge’.


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Apart from all the mentioned stories, there are a lot more serious controversies that the Ohio native was involved in.

Needless to say, Paul is one true bad boy of the sport at present and doesn’t seem to stop by any means.


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Out of all the above-mentioned anecdotes, which one staggered you the most?


Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.



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