Jake Paul Receives Backlash for Massive House Party amid Renewed COVID-19 Restrictions in California

Paul, who is no stranger to controversy, previously made other headlines back in May after he participated in the protests erupting across the United States over the killing of George Floyd.

Paul documented the demonstration on his Instagram Story, claiming that he had been tear-gassed and that his eyes were "bleeding," but he was later identified in a separate video watching looters vandalizing a P.F. Chang's restaurant at the Fashion Square mall in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The social media star was not seen causing any damage in the video, however many people on Twitter called him out before he released a statement in response to the backlash.

"To be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism," he shared in a previous social media post. "For context, we spent the day doing our part to peaceful protest one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen, which led to us being tear-gassed for filming the events and brutality that were unfolding in Arizona."

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