'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' actress Chloe Bennet confirms her relationship with disgraced YouTube star Logan Paul
Bennet made it very clear that she is going to stand by her man, no matter what people think or make of it
Chloe Bennet is clearly paying no heed to naysayers, and the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' actress has finally come out in the open and confirmed that she is, in fact, dating disgraced YouTube star Logan Paul. When Paul posted a recent Instagram story that showed the actress kissing him, a fan asked why she would date him after all that he has done in the past.
However, Bennet made it very clear that she is going to stand by her man, no matter what people think or make of it. “Cause he’s kind, creative, funny, vibrantly curious about life, weird as f**k in all the best ways, a big dork, and he’s one of my best friends,” tweeted Bennet. “It doesn’t make sense to a lot of people, but it doesn’t have too. He’s changed my life for the better and I’ve done the same for him.”
And although we couldn't be happier for the lovely couple, there is an inherent reason for people's disapproval of Bennet's choice of man. As has been previously reported, Paul, who initially started out with the short-form video sharing service Vine and currently boasts a combined subscriber count of more than 21.3 million and total views in excess of 3.5 billion, has faced a lot of flak due to some of the insensitive content on his channel.
However, one of the most outrageous videos of his, which resulted in him getting kicked out of Youtube Red, showed him filming and publishing shots of apparent suicide victims in Japan’s “suicide forest” earlier this year. The video got immense backlash from his fans and subscribers alike, all of whom condemned the act to be absolutely revolting and disturbing in nature.
Paul, who was vacationing in Japan, a country that has one of the highest suicide rates among the developed nations, visited Aokigahara forest, which is infamous for being a popular spot for committing suicide. Paul, who happened upon the body of an apparent suicide victim, did the one thing any decent person would refrain from doing — he made jokes, shot a video footage of the body and surroundings before posting it on his YouTube channel.
Guess which image he chose as the thumbnail for this video? That's right, the photo of the dead body. Actors such as Aaron Paul and Sophie Turner, fellow-Youtubers such as Andrea Russett and other members of Twitterverse called Paul out for the insensitive video.
Paul did apologize for the video in general and his actions in particular. He first shared a post on Twitter in which he claimed that he didn't do it "for the views" because he does "get the views." In a post that generally brags about how he has a "great reach" and how with "great power comes great responsibility," Paul also peppers a few apologies.
Approximately 14 hours after this post, Paul shared a video apology that sounded more genuine than the post. In it he accepted that what he did was wrong and that he should have stopped filming when they found the body. He also revealed he did not expect to be forgiven, but that he had to apologize nonetheless. But people were even more traumatized when they found that Paul had actually monetized his apology video.
And it feels like goofing up is something that runs in the family. His brother Jake was recently sued for damages to the tune of $2.5 million after he trashed an LA house that he rented in 2016.
The case was filed by Cobra Acquisitions, who own the property, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. Jake rented the house in May 2016 for $17,495/month. When he finally moved out in December 2017, he allegedly left destroyed furniture, dead landscaping and possible fire damage in the pool.
Paul's representative, in a statement claimed that the damages were "minimal compared to the amount they're asking". The representative also stated that Cobra, after Paul had completed a year of tenancy, attempted to increase the rent and security deposit instead of asking him to leave.
The lawsuit states that Paul and others "performed a number of dangerous and damaging stunts at the Subject Property including lighting fires in the backyard, filling the pool with cereal, draining the pool and lighting a fire in the pool, hosting parties at the roof, installing a trampoline on the roof, and making holes in the interior walls of the Subject Property."
"They say they want punitive damages because they say they didn't know Jake would use the house for his pranks, but the original lease states it's for Jake's personal use," Paul's representative added.