Social media star Jake Paul leaves Disney Channel show after viral stunts infuriate neighbors

Social media star Jake Paul’s Disney Channel career has gone up in flames — just like the furniture he’s accused of setting on fire in his quiet Los Angeles neighborhood.

Paul, 20, announced Saturday he’d be exiting the Disney Channel sitcom “Bizardvaark” before production starts next week in a move he says was a mutual agreement with the kid-friendly network.

But Paul’s departure comes days after a local news report claimed he’s become a thorn in his neighbor’s sides thanks to a series of large-scale stunts he and his friends have been pulling.

Jake Paul has left the Disney Channel show “Bizaardvark.”

(Rich Fury/Getty Images for H&M)

Some of Paul’s filmed antics include lighting furniture on fire in an empty swimming pool and popping wheelies on motorcycles cruising down the quiet Beverly Grove street where he rents his house.

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He’s also publicly broadcast his home address, sparking a flock of fans that drop by hoping to catch a glimpse of the star.

“It used to be a really nice, quiet street and now we’re just this like, war zone,” neighbor Maytal Dahan told KTLA. “We’re families here, and we’re more than happy to have them live here if they’re responsible with their neighbors, but they’re not.”

Neighbors are reportedly meeting next week with city leaders and the police to discuss filing a class-action public nuisance lawsuit against Paul.

Paul rose to viral fame in 2013 for posting six-second videos on the now-defunct social media app Vine. He currently boasts 8.7 million Instagram followers, and 8.8 million YouTube subscribers.

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His internet notoriety ultimately snagged him a role in “Bizaardvark,” a show about two preteen girls who film a web series that debuted on the Disney Channel in June 2016.

Paul left in the middle of season two after his viral stunts angered his Los Angeles neighbors.

(Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel)

In Paul’s announcement about leaving the show in the middle of the second season, he wrote that he had “outgrown the channel” and felt it was “time to move forward” in his career.

A Disney spokesperson maintained that the relationship break was a mutual agreement, and thanked Paul for his work on the series in a statement to the Daily News.

Disney in February cut ties with another YouTube star, PewDiePie, for posting now-deleted videos that contained anti-Semitic jokes.

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