Jake Paul on why he is the "imperfect role model" that kids need

Jake Paul on why he is the "imperfect role model" that kids need

Jake Paul has a message for those that don't understand his movement. 

In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Paul discussed his recent thoughts on gun control, as well as addressing the criticism he's recieved from the media over the last year. 

Jake Paul and his YouTube gorup Team 10 are known for their outrageous vlogs, often filmed in and around Paul's home.

Paul came under fire last June after his neighbours threatened legal action against his behaviour, which led to him relocating to a new neighbourhood. 

Role models

Paul said in the interview that he considers it an 'honour' to have amassed over 14 million subscribers, but also sees it as a 'responsibility'. 

"I look at myself as a role model, but like an imperfect role model," Paul claimed. "I'm gonna be real, I'm gonna make mistakes.

"I think it's better to have a role model like that, than someone that seems perfect on the outside.

Kids in school are going to get bullied, they're gonna maybe get a detention, and they need to be shown how to deal with that and to always think positively and just keep your head up."



Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.