Disney Channel Fires YouTube Celebrity Jake Paul After News Report Video Goes Viral

July 24th, 2017 - 5:28 PM EDT by Matt Schimkowitz

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Jake Paul smiling wearing a black jacket.

The last we saw of social media star Jake Paul, the 20-year-old YouTube celebrity and star of the Disney Channel sitcom Bizaardvark, he was smiling, dabbing and driving his neighbors crazy. Yesterday, however, Disney said What are those? to Paul's antics, after a news report about Paul terrorizing the west-Hollywood neighborhood where he lives and films his prank videos, such as one in which he starts a bonfire in his swimming pool, went viral. Apparently, the Mouse House didn't find the prank as charming as Paul did, and now, the two parties have mutually decided to go their separate ways, with Paul stepping down from the Disney show midway through its second season.

"We’ve mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark," said a Disney spokesperson 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."

Paul also released a statement, taking to his notes app and tweeting a lengthy response about how he would endure or something.

The Paulers always rise, and with 25 million YouTube followers, it doesn't look like he'll be hurting for an audience anytime soon. Still, his fans, the Paulers, as he calls them, seem to be taking the news about Bizaardvark pretty hard.

He certainly has his detractors, though. On Twitter, people are going in on the former Bizaardvark star.

The news of his departure comes just days after YouTubers h3h3productions released a video about how Jake Paul doxed rapper Post Malone, who had recently recorded a video pranking Paul. The video asserts that following Malone's prank, Paul had released a response video, which featured Malone's address and license plate number. Another day in the life of Jake Paul.

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