Over the weekend, word got out that Jake Paul would no longer appear in Disney’s hit show Bizaardvark.
Paul, 20, became popular for making short videos on Vine before transitioning to YouTube. He played a version of himself on Bizaardvark, which reaches about 85 million viewers, according to GQ, and is only in the middle of its second season. (His brother, Logan Paul, is also famous for creating Vine and YouTube videos.)
“We’ve mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement. “On behalf of the production company, the cast and crew, we thank Jake for his good work on the TV series for the past 18 months and extend our best wishes to him.”
However, Jake has recently been in the news for some not-so-great reasons. He frequently trashes his West Hollywood neighborhood and shares the address of his rental house with his fans—known as the Jake Paulers—to encourage their visits. Despite complaints from neighbors to local authorities about the noise levels and hundreds of teenage girls on his property, Jake has continued to deny their requests to calm things down.
The pranks, which he films for his social media accounts and don’t directly affect Disney except by association, have included burning furniture in an empty pool, with flames reaching higher than his house. He does it for the attention from his fans who call him “funny” and “savage,” teenspeak for “not caring about consequences and having no boundaries.”
“Honestly, yeah it’s terrible,” he said in a local news report on his antics, after climbing on the news van itself. “It’s a bad situation. No, I feel bad for them, for sure. There’s nothing we can do, though. The Jake Paulers are the strongest army out there. Dab.”
Jake released his own statement about his Disney departure, claiming that bigger things were in the works and he’d like to focus on “more adult acting roles.”
Earlier this summer, Jake and Logan were in a public feud with multiple revenge videos uploaded in the past two months and “diss tracks” written about each other. They’ve since apologized.
Offline, Jake might face a class action public nuisance lawsuit from his neighbors if his behavior doesn’t stop. It’s likely Disney decided this was a good time to part ways, however mutual the decision was, in order to distance themselves from another troublemaking influencer, especially one who has “outgrown” the channel.