"It's terrible, it's a bad situation" — and that's how the creator of the situation, YouTube star Jake Paul, describes what his neighbors in West Hollywood are going through because of his rowdy lifestyle and made-for-video antics.
Residents of the street where Paul rents a large house are meeting with police and city officials to review code requirements — and they could file a class-action lawsuit that seeks to declare Paul a public nuisance, local TV station KTLA 5 reports.
"I feel bad for them, for sure," Paul, 20, said of his neighbors when KTLA visited his street. But he added, "There's nothing we can do, though — the Jake Paulers are the strongest army out there," using his nickname for his millions of followers.
When KTLA's Chris Wolfe told Paul that some residents said he's turned the area into a circus, Paul replied, "Yeah, it is. I mean, but people like going to circuses, right?"
The situation has generated hubbub in part because of Paul's popularity — he has more than 8.5 million followers on both YouTube and on Instagram. Working with other social media stars under the title Team 10, his videos often include pranks and antics that center around his home's pool — from sliding things and people into it to using it as a huge fire pit.