Logan Paul traded in his Maverick merch for a blazer for an interview with Fox Business, and it’s a wild ride.
The 24-year-old YouTuber, infamous for recording and laughing at the body of a suicide victim in a vlog last year, graced Fox Business on Monday. During the interview, he oscillated between bragging about his clout and admitting that his career may be going downhill.
Oh, and he had pink eye.
“I have to stop you right there, you said … you used the word ‘controversial,” Paul shot back after host Liz Claman’s introduction. “Just so you know, I am an ex-controversial YouTuber.”
When asked about Facebook and YouTube’s battle to become the internet’s main video platform, Paul started to make a point about how children consume video content, and ended with “You’re talking about a lot of stuff I don’t know much about … I’m kinda just out here.”
“I’m everywhere, baby, I’m everywhere,” he continued after Claman inquired about his social media presence. “And I’m nowhere, I’m like a ghost.”
Admittedly, Paul did make a good point about how YouTube “does a better job” of monetizing creators’ content, as opposed to Facebook.
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“That is the home, for me as a creator,” Paul said, referring to YouTube’s better policies. “Where not only can my content be seen, consumed, digested … but also they pay.”
He also said that his career might be slowing down, admitting that he had to meet with his financial manager after his expenses exceeded his income “for the first time ever.”
“I’m definitely going downhill from here,” Paul said.
“Did that make you nervous?” Claman prodded.
“Yeah, absolutely I’m terrified. I think it’s the beginning of the end.” Paul said.
Then, after a beat and a mildly exasperated “come on” from Claman, Paul burst out with “I also have pink eye! It’s not contagious … no it is, there’s a two week incubation period. I’m so sorry.”
Which makes us wonder if Logan Paul is OK.
If you don’t want to watch the unhinged, nearly eight-minute segment, Media Matters for America campaign director Jordan Uhl tweeted a supercut of its most questionable moments. At just under a minute, it’s slightly less painful than watching Paul fall apart on live television.
On July 27, Paul plans on competing against other major YouTubers in an Olympics-style track and field race. Proceeds will be donated to charity.
“KSI, I’m gonna beat you, badly,” he concluded in the interview.