Logan Paul has officially capitalized on the rampant 2019 meme of his emo doppelgänger. The YouTuber committed to a full makeover to match the person in the meme and some people aren’t happy.
The makeover occurs in his newest video and Paul proceeds to do a bunch of stereotypically “emo” things such as lip-syncing My Chemical Romance and painting his nails black.
The original 2019 video of Logan Paul’s doppelgänger is below.
tomorrow I settle this once and for all pic.twitter.com/duT0yZdqV0
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) March 3, 2020
The video starts with Paul talking about his nipple piercing. His friends keep comparing his to his emo doppelgänger and Paul decides to commit to the bit.
He goes full “emo” with black and purple hair swept across his face, snakebite piercings, a too-tight black zip-up hoodie and heavy black eyeliner.
From then on, Logan Paul pretty much only speaks in emo-isms. Citing his black nail polish is for the “deepest parts of his heart” and things of the sort. Paul adds “I finally know what it’s like to be that kid in high school that everybody just stares at.”
He puts on “Welcome To The Black Parade” and begins lip-syncing that, rides around the carts at the mall just like Avril Lavigne does in “Complicated” and buys a brand new guitar just to pretend to play it and then smash it. Logan Paul also included a brief clip of him imitating the goth rave video from under the bridge. You know, this one.
Oh, he also buys some accessories from the Hot Topic including some studded bracelets and a choker that says “sad.”
Watch the video below.
The greatest part of this Paul video is not the video itself, but the reaction from those that Paul seems to be misrepresenting. People aren’t very happy that he seems to be capitalizing on the trend and making fun of emo culture. Check out some reactions below.
Logan Paul put MCR in his new video, pack it up guys the rawring 20’s is cancelled, emo is cancelled, we had a good run but it’s over
— yeah i’m emo? so what? (@ThyArtIsMemes) March 5, 2020
i’m sorry to say but i am retiring from being emo. logan paul is to blame.
— Naomi (@ceoofrawring20s) March 4, 2020
Scene veteran and fellow YouTuber Johnnie Guilbert even threatened a boxing match.
— 𝕵𝖔𝖍𝖓𝖓𝖎𝖊 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖑𝖇𝖊𝖗𝖙🎚🖤 (@JohnnieGuilbert) March 4, 2020
nevermind, it was a phase https://t.co/yuhkj0LKDh
— FRANK IS DROWNING 💧 (@CrankThatFrank) March 5, 2020
you know when I said “emo revival” and “rawring 20s” I didn’t mean whatever the fuck this Trisha Paytas & Logan Paul shit is y’all can keep that
— h. (@Iamwhoaml) March 5, 2020
Excuse me what the fuck? I didn’t endure years of torment for being the ‘weird emo/goth kid’ to be mocked by a chaad like logan paul. 13 year old me says GTFO here https://t.co/hPFboqeNGv
— ✟A feast for the vain✟☂ (@elixarose) March 5, 2020
If you were bullied in school for being emo/scene and this shows up on your feed. You are now entitled to financial compensation.
— Oɳყxx🔞😈 (@Onyxx666) March 5, 2020
As you can see, a lot of people are quite upset with the whole stunt. This isn’t the first time in recent history that YouTubers have pissed off the emo crowd either. Just recently, Trisha Paytas received flack for her remake of MCR’s “Helena” and the posts that followed. You ca get a taste of that below.
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15 year old me is so stoked this is what we are doing at 31 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 fun fact. all the performance stuff was just shot in my house with my sister holding the camera 😂😂😂 and the church they shot at is right down the street and anyone can go and check it out ! So everyone worried about how much this cost – don’t ! It was free lol. And don’t act like ur emo lil hearts don’t do this with a remote as ur microphone 🎙🖤💋 link I’m bio
Only time will tell if Logan Paul keeps this new look. Until then, we’ll carry on.