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Jake Paul Apologizes to YouTube’s Martinez Twins for Bullying Them

Jake Paul, the internet’s bad boy of the moment, has issued an apology to the Martinez Twins for his abusive behavior — after the Barcelona natives quit his Team 10 social-media label over what they said was his mistreatment of them.

The 20-year-old social media personality was responding to claims by Ivan and Emilio Martinez, both 18, who alleged in a Nov. 10 video that Jake Paul made fun of them on a daily basis while they all lived together in the same house. Ivan said pointedly: “Jake, you are a bully.” “

“You go to somewhere that no one talks Spanish or your language, and you see people in the house laughing, and you don’t even know what they’re talking about,” Emilio Martinez said. “Then you find out they were talking bullshit about you, laughing at you, every single day.”

Earlier this week, Team 10 and Jake Paul had denied in a statement that he bullied Ivan and Emilio Martinez, saying that “What [the Martinez Twins] said in the video simply isn’t true. If they had ever said anything, we would’ve addressed it like a real family does.”  Paul also had tweeted in response to them, “Stop being immature & making ‘videos’ so you can get views & ‘prove your point.’ Talk to me like a man in person.”

Paul has now changed his tune. On Wednesday, he posted a pair of videos on Twitter (here and here) in which he apologized to the brothers.

“First of all, I am so sorry to the Martinez Twins,” Paul says in one of the videos. “Nobody should ever feel bullied, and I truly apologize for not doing a better job as a leader, and as a friend. Pure and simple, I owe you guys an apology.”

Paul added, “We are in the business of pranking each other, and creating video content around those pranks. However, it’s obvious that with the language barrier between us, the twins weren’t always fully aware of what was going on, and I should have done a better job of making sure they were fully informed about these pranks.”

Jake Paul made his TV debut in Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark,” but parted ways with the show he after notoriously tormented his neighbors in West Hollywood with his outrageous stunts over the summer. Paul has apologized for the obnoxious behavior and recently moved to a $6.9 million mansion on 3.5 acres of property in Calabasas.

Paul currently appears in YouTube Red’s zombie-battling reality show “Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls.” He rose to fame on Twitter’s now-defunct Vine, and currently has nearly 12 million subscribers on YouTube, more than 10 million followers on Instagram, and 2.7 million Twitter followers. He’s the younger brother of Logan Paul, who is also an actor and digital influencer.

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