Jake Paul has said that coronavirus is a ‘hoax’, describing it as the ‘most detrimental thing’ to society.
More than one million people have died from Covid-19, with many, many more affected by the disease – and much of the world sent into lockdown.
There have been over 12million cases in the US alone, with 60million worldwide.
However, in a new interview, the YouTube star, 23, called for things to return to normal, comparing coronavirus to the ‘flu’.
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Chatting to the Daily Beast, he said: ‘It’s time for us to open up. Obviously it’s a controversial subject, but it’s time for our nation to open up and go back to normal.
‘This is the most detrimental thing to our society. Covid cases are at less than 1 percent, and I think the disease is a hoax.’
‘A hundred percent of our nation is shut down due to the 1 percent who’s at risk, so that’s what I meant about how Covid doesn’t make sense to me,’ Jake continued.
‘It doesn’t add up. There’s something more behind it that the government’s not telling us, and to me it just sucks, because so many kids’ lives are being affected by this because we’re worried about the 1 percent who are gonna die.
‘And it sucks. I don’t want those people to die, and nobody wants them to die, but it is the process of life. And s**t happens, so… I don’t know.’
When asked if the disease, which has caused thousands of deaths this year, he replied, ‘Ugh. Yeah, and so has the flu’.
Despite his stance, Jake also said that those at risk should quarantine against the condition.
He also insisted that people should ‘be careful’ if they come into contact with people who are vulnerable.
Logan Paul’s brother was previously blasted for his response to the pandemic, after he threw a party during lockdown.
Mayor of Calabasas Alicia Weintraub took aim at the star, telling Fox News: ‘It wasn’t just myself who was outraged, it was everyone who saw the video.
‘They’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning.
‘It’s really just a party acting like Covid does not exist, it’s acting that businesses aren’t closed.’
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