One of the top internet sensations and content creators of recent years, Logan Paul, has seen his fair share of the spotlight. He's parlayed his cult-like YouTube following into other business ventures like high-profile boxing matches with the likes of Floyd Mayweather.
Perhaps among Logan Paul's most viral content has been his entry into the Pokémon scene in recent years. The market for Pokémon cards has boomed over the last 18 months, and Paul is looking to capitalize on the rising tide.
Though when he recently released a YouTube video in which he bought $3.5m of fake Pokémon cards, many became suspicious. The YouTube star is now sharing his side of the story as Logan Paul denies fake Pokémon card allegations that he fabricated the entire situation for views.
Logan Paul denies fake Pokémon card purchase for content
The recent YouTube video went viral showing Logan Paul opening what he thought was a $3.5m box of 1st edition Pokémon cards. However, the box contained nothing but G.I. Joe cards, leaving Paul very disappointed in the results.
Logan was thankfully able to secure a refund of the $3.5m he paid for the box, but many believe this situation was entirely fabricated in the name of content. Later addressing some of the speculations on his Impaulsive podcast, Paul said, "I see comments. They think I was acting. They think it's fake. But it's not. It's not fake at all. Being in that room that night was incredibly sad."
To be fair to Logan, he stated he is currently working with the seller he bought the cards from, to help track down the original scammers. As the seller who sold the cards to Paul had originally purchased them for a fee of $2.7m.
"Three and a half million dollars on f**king G.I. Joe. I cannot believe it. It was a sad day. That was a very sad day. You can't just scam someone out of millions of dollars like that without legal consequences."
While there is no way to know for sure if the situation was created for content or was a genuine mishap that went viral, it seems that Logan Paul has once again achieved his goal. As he's in the headlines again, his following only continues to grow larger and larger.
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We'll continue to monitor the situation and will update you should there be any more news to come out of this $3.5m fake Pokémon card purchase.
Featured image courtesy of Logan Paul.