Three Times Logan Paul Was So Not Ohio

Three Times Logan Paul Was So Not Ohio

Nick Pedone
3 years ago
4 min read

From the mean streets of Westlake, Ohio-native Logan Paul will enter the boxing ring on Sunday to face the greatest fighter of this generation, Floyd Mayweather.

From internet stardom on Vine and YouTube to preparing to fight a 50-0 professional boxer, Paul is not your sterotypical Ohioan.

LeBron James said it best. 

"In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have." 

Ohians are blue collar, gritty people that lace their bootstraps and work tremendously hard for what they have. They act a certain way. Talk a certain way. And carry themselves in a certain way that would only reflect a sense of pride and honor for their hometown. 

At times, Logan Paul has appeared to be the contrary, using a large amount of hair gel with flashy outfits, chasing girls, and kicking back and relaxing while millions of followers flood his social media pages.

Here is three hilarious times Paul was so NOT Ohio.

Suicide Forest Controversy

Let's knock out the easy one first. (See what I did there?)

I know exactly one Ohioan that would travel across the globe, appropriate an entire culture and leave with one of the biggest scandals in the history of YouTube after filming a hanging body.

That Ohioan is Logan Paul.

On December 31, 2017 Paul uploaded a vlog to his YouTube channel depicting a corpse of a man who had died by hanging himself at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, known as the "Suicide Forest" due to its infamy as a suicide site.

Paul's crew contacted authorities immediately and canceled their camping trip to the forest, but the uploaded video gained over six million views in just 24 hours and the damage was already done.

Paul took down the video and posted a written apology to his Twitter page. He took a three-week hiatus from YouTube where he was removed from Google Preferred, YouTube's ad service, and lost an acting role on a YouTube exclusive film. 

Paul donated one million dollars to suicide prevention agencies, but the controversy still looms.

Josie Canseco Breakup

Yes. Former MLB star Jose Canseco's daughter dated Logan Paul. She has over one million followers on Instagram and is a fellow influencer.

Paul announced the pair quarantined and spent a lot of time together in California during the beginning of 2020. However, on Paul's podcast, he declared that they broke up in a cryptic rant about the struggles of having a private relationship when you are a public figure.

Just after Logan announced the breakup, he supported his little brother, Jake, who knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson in a viral celebrity boxing match that shook the internet on Thanksgiving weekend.

Jose Canseco, Josie's dad, took to Twitter, stating that he would fight either of the "Logan Brothers."

"I will fight anyone of the Logan Brothers they have enough for anyone with any type of talent yet or fighting skills," Canseco sent in an incoherent tweet.

It's unclear if Jose was sticking up for his daughter, or solely joining the conversation of celebrities tweeting about the fight. However, Logan noticed the tweet and had a pretty savage clapback to the former baseball star's fight challenge.

"No problem," Paul replied. "I love smashing Cansecos."

"Gotcha Hat"

I know, I know. 

It was Logan's brother, Jake, that started this internet storm when he nabbed Mayweather's baseball hat off of his head at a press conference argument. But this entire throwdown was so not Ohio.

During a trash-talking-filled media availability before Sunday's bout, Mayweather brought up the suicide forest controversy, which remains a sore subject for Logan.

At the end of the press conference, as Logan exited the stage, he was greeted by his brother and their boxing team.

"I didn't know he was gonna go personal," Logan said walking off the stage in a YouTube vlog capturing the entire day.

"I'm gonna take his hat," Jake replied.

Within 20 minutes, on the concourse of Miami's Hard Rock Stadium, a melee consisting of Jake, Mayweather, and a plethora of bodyguards ensued after Jake made true on his word and took Mayweather's hat right off of his head.

In the vlog, Logan told his brother on the phone that the brawl meant Jake was banned from attending Sunday's fight.

So Not Ohio? More Like So Uniquely Ohio

Although Paul might not be much of an Ohioan anymore, he's got that special gritty fabric deeply-rooted within him that makes this place so special. It's the reason that Ohio has been home to so many successful names in history.

It takes tenacity to grow a following the size of his. It takes a unique outlook on life to be able to monetize the wild adventures that he gets into. It takes courage to be an underdog, which is what Ohio embodies, and step into the ring against boxing's most decorated fighter.

While Logan Paul might not be a stereotypical Ohioan, actually quite the contrary, he's still one of our own and is very successful at being So Uniquely Ohio.

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