Jake Paul released a reaction video to Alissa Violet’s appearance in Shane Dawson’s upcoming installment in his popular docu-series all about Jake, so buckle up for … genuine self-reflection?
The controversial vlogger took a rare approach to his ex-girlfriend’s cameo. Alissa, who dated Jake from 2015 to 2016, publicly accused him of physically and emotionally abusing her. In a clip featured in The Mind of Jake Paul, Alissa says Jake dragged her down the stairs.
In his response uploaded on Friday, Jake claims that Alissa wasn’t originally going to appear in Shane’s docu-series, but he felt that it made sense to add her perspective.
“My story is bigger than just me,” he says, admitting that he was apprehensive about Shane interviewing his ex.
Acknowledging his part in “YouTube’s diss track season,” where rivaling vloggers attacked each other and got “super cliquey,” Jake admits that “we need to grow out of that freaking stage.”
“She can go on … and say whatever she wants, because that’s only fair,” he says, adding that he doesn’t want his fans to be mad.
Is this a moment of actual personal growth for Jake Paul, the kid who doxxed Post Malone?
“It’s okay to be somebody and change that,” he concludes. “If you just stay the same, then you’re never gonna evolve as a person.”
Granted, to get to this moment of reflection, viewers had to sit through a 10-minute long merch commercial, so who’s to say how much Jake has really changed?