Will Jake Paul be 'punished' by Alicia Weintraub? YouTuber's boxing victory bash amid Covid-19 irks Calabasas mayor
Mayor Alicia Weintraub said the party is a 'slap in the face to the Calabasas community'
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has come under fire for throwing a party amid a pandemic where he flouted Covid-19 rules. The 23-year-old threw a rager of a bash at his Calabasas mansion on November 30 after knocking out boxer Nate Robinson and scoring a win in a bout held on November 28. The afterparty of Jake’s match win has enraged Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub, reports TMZ.
The publication reported that Jake’s November 30 night celebrations in his Calabasas home had many guests packed together and maskless. As per Covid-19 guidelines, wearing masks and maintaining adequate social distancing has been a norm given America is reeling under the pandemic. At least 268,000 deaths were reported in the US when this article was published. However, for Jake Paul, pandemic seems like the least of the concerns as the social media sensation has held many parties in the past where he has reportedly violated Covid-19 rules.
Jake posted a picture from his party on Instagram on November 30 and captioned, "Call me miami cause I’m bringing the heat... got 30 bitches in the suite... we had to hide all da shit when the feds did a sweep.... think I give a fuck aboutta tweet?". A user posted about Jake's party with caption, "Covid-denier Jake Paul throws massive party to celebrate winning fight against Nate Robinson. Jake’s parents, Logan Paul, Tana Mongeau and others present. This on same day California and LA start new mandatory lockdown prohibiting gatherings of all types."
COVID PARTY ALERT: COVID-denier Jake Paul throws massive party to celebrate winning fight against Nate Robinson. Jake’s parents, Logan Paul, Tana Mongeau and others present. This on same day California and LA start new mandatory lockdown prohibiting gatherings of all types. pic.twitter.com/esrD4TqniE— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) November 29, 2020
Mayor Alicia Weintraub said his party is a “slap in the face to the Calabasas community”, reported TMZ. She said “the gathering Jake hosted this weekend(November 30) was no doubt a super-spreader event just waiting to happen, and that he should be ashamed of himself for allowing it when so many are suffering from the virus”.
Mayor Weintraub said she is aware Jake was having a celebration after a massive victory but she reportedly said, “that doesn't matter ... the pandemic's more important.” The mayor reportedly said neither her office nor the authorities were told of Jake's massive bash when it happened.
She found it strange given Jake’s neighbors have previously notified authorities about the YouTuber’s past rave celebrations. While currently, it is not clear if Jake would be reprimanded this time, TMZ reported that officials are actively looking into ways to “punish Jake”. The publication wrote, “We're told it's tricky since he(Jake) wasn't caught violating their ordinances on the spot, but they still might be able to ding him -- possibly with a fine, or other methods.”
Previously Jake was blasted by Weintraub in July 2020 when he hosted a party that showed huge gatherings at his home with people without masks. The Calabasas mayor said at that time, “They’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big, huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning. It’s really just a party acting like Covid does not exist, it’s acting like businesses aren’t closed.”
Insta footage from Jake Paul’s rager on Saturday pic.twitter.com/zsQE2q0A7s— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) July 15, 2020
However, Jake Paul felt the leadership was failing them and that he cannot rest despite the pandemic. "I don't know what to think of it, to be honest. I don't think anyone really does," Paul told Insider in August 2020. "No one has answers, our leadership is failing us, and everyone kind of just doesn't know what to do. But I personally am not the type of person who's gonna sit around and not live my life." After Jake and other influencers' constant flouting of Covid-19 instructions, Calabasas adopted new pandemic restrictions in July 2020 that include a $100 fine for people not wearing masks in public.
Now after Jake's present party breaking pandemic rules, many people have taken to social media to voice their concerns. A user wrote against Jake, "Yes, but rich people don’t care. Born and raised in Los Angeles with millions of other people who are struggling terribly, but Jake Paul and Tana just have to have parties and flex on the ‘gram." Another concurred, "Indoor and outdoor eating is suspended for three weeks and mandate on gatherings less than 10 people. Trying to get these damn numbers down but Jake Paul keeps throwing massive parties. So yea, #coviddenial." A user used foul language and wrote, "Jake Paul us a F**king Moran Let’s keep having parties and spreading the Covid and when you are all sick and crying we’ll wonder why???? Because you are all Brain Dead"
Yes, but rich people don’t care. Born and raised in Los Angeles with millions of other people who are struggling terribly, but Jake Paul and Tana just have to have parties and flex on the ‘gram.— Amber Wright (@South_Bay_Punk) December 1, 2020
Indoor and outdoor eating is suspended for three weeks and mandate on gatherings less than 10 people. Trying to get these damn numbers down but Jake Paul keeps throwing massive parties. So yea, #coviddenial— A Broad Cast Podcast (@a_broad_prod) December 1, 2020
Jake Paul us a Fucking Moran Let’s keep having parties and spreading the Covid and when you are all sick and crying we’ll wonder why???? Because you are all Brain Dead— Jennifer (@Jennife38232111) December 1, 2020
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