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Jake Paul Backtracks On Calling COVID A Hoax; Says He Was 'Misquoted'

Jake Paul Backtracks On Calling COVID A Hoax; Says He Was 'Misquoted'

Jake Paul caused a bit of drama earlier in the week, as he claimed that COVID-19 was just a hoax.

“A hundred percent. There are people losing jobs, there are small businesses who are going bankrupt, there are millions of people who are unemployed right now, people are turning to alcohol and drugs to cope with everything that’s going on. This is the most detrimental thing to our society. COVID cases are at less than 1 percent, and I think the disease is a hoax,” the 23-year-old YouTube star claimed in an interview with The Daily Beast.

But now, he’s backtracking on his words and revealing he didn’t actually say those things.

“So this guy, this reporter, he misquoted me,” Jake shared with The Verge. “He took what I said out of context, and I told him that. I told him that the whole entire time.”

He continued, “COVID is very, very real. COVID is very real, like, it’s killed so many people. It’s killed people I know. It’s killed someone very, very close to me. So that’s what I’m saying. I don’t even know where that came from.”

While Jake insisted that his words were misquoted, the reporter who wrote the article has audio to prove he did indeed say that coronavirus was a hoax.

During his original interview, Jake also said that 98% of the news is fake as well and claimed most articles online were just after clickbait.

If you didn’t see, here’s why Jake was in the news the last time around…

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