Shane Dawson Blasts Jake Paul for Stealing His Video Concept in LOL Reaction Vlog

Looks like Jake Paul is the latest YouTuber getting blasted for copying other YouTubers’ content.

Legacy YouTubers Shane Dawson and Blair Fowler reconnected last week on Shane’s channel in a video called “CONFRONTING MY FIRST LOVE.” In the video, Shane and Blair met up to talk about their relationship, which ended on bad terms years ago because Shane fell in love with Blair while she only saw him as a friend.

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The pair got really honest with one another in the video and it really struck a cord with Shane’s followers, amassing nearly 4 million views.

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Well, fast forward four days, and Jake Paul posted a surprisingly similar video. In the vlog titled “A Conversation With My Ex Girlfriend…,” Jake had a reunion with his ex, Saxon Sharbino.

The video concept wasn’t the only thing that was the same. Its execution was cloned, too. Just like Shane, Jake started the segment by driving in his car while nervously explaining what he’s about to do before arriving at his ex’s house and picking her up.

Check it out below.

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The similarities weren’t lost on Shane and Blair. In a video posted to Blair’s channel called “Our Drama W/Jake Paul,” the pair dragged Jake for taking their idea without crediting them.

“When you steal somebody else’s concept — which is fine, it’s YouTube, everybody does it — you have to throw in a little, ‘I saw somebody named Shane do this and his was pretty cool so I want to do it myself,'” Shane explained. “That’s what I do. So if I see something on YouTube like ‘Boyfriend Buys My Clothes’, I’m like ‘Oh, I saw [unintelligible YouTube name] do this, b**** it’s mine now.’ You just have to do that.”

In the end, Shane just thinks Jake was a little too blatant with how he swiped his idea. “Doing a video like this is not an original idea, even for me,” he explained. “Like, talking to someone who has an issue has been done a million times. But what got me was the thumbnail and the things he said, like, ‘Oh, I’m nervous…’ I’m not even mad, but if I wanted beef, I’m not vegan.”

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Check out the video confrontation below.

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Fair enough. Jake has yet to respond to Shane and Blair’s video, but who knows what we can expect in Jake’s future blogs. We shall see…

Noelle Devoe is the Entertainment Web Editor at Seventeen.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram!


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