Jake Paul’s Statement over Scottsdale mall looting
Arizona : Popular YouTuber Jake Paul released a statement on Sunday after footage of him at a looted Arizona Mall surfaced during the demonstrations over George Floyd Police custodian death in Minneapolis. Jake claimed that he and his friends were not engaged in any looting and vandalism in a Scottsdale mall last night amid protests.
YouTuber Jake Paul in his statement said “to be absolutely clear , neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism ”
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 31, 2020
He added “For context, we spend the day doing our part to peacefully protest one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen, which led to us being tear -gassed for filming the events and brutally that were unfolding in Arizona. We were gassed and forced to keep moving on foot. We filmed everything we saw in an effort to share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through, we were strictly documenting not engaging ; I do not condone violence, looting, or breaking the law , however I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed and while it’s not the answer, it’s imporant that people see it and collectively figure out how to move forward in a healthy way.”
Jake Paul stated “We are all doing the best we can to be helpful and raise awareness, this is not the time to attack each other, it’s time to join together and evolve”
YouTuber Jake Paul released the statement after video of him and his friends outside the Scottsdale mall went viral on social media.
YouTube star Jake Paul and his friends were caught “looting” and trashing property in a Scottsdale mall last night amid protests pic.twitter.com/KyrE87TvA9
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) May 31, 2020
The mall, reportedly Fashion Square in Scottsdale , Arizona, was being vandalized as Jake stood by and filmed. However, it was not clear if Paul took anything from the mall or destroyed any property.
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