Popular YouTubers Jake Paul and AnEsonGib are due to go toe-to-toe in a boxing match on January 30. Over the last few days, they’ve both taken to YouTube to promote the fight with Paul posting a trailer and Gib posting a promotional video. However, in a strange turn of events, Gib’s promotional video has now been removed from YouTube after a copyright claim from Paul.
Gib broke the news that the video had been taken down and suggested that Paul claimed the video because it made fun of his hairline.
The hairline stuff must of really hurt your feelings for you to strike it Lool @jakepaul
The fight trailer that I promoted has various clips from my documentary
YOU ARE BEING OUT DONE JAKEY & YA CANT HACK IT pic.twitter.com/5L6AGUerJy
— Ali (@AnEsonGib) January 4, 2020
??? AYE GIB @AnEsonGib
YA BOYFRIEND HERE IS UPSET
MAYBE AN OTPHJ WOULD CALM HIM DOWN
FUCK OUTTA HERE STEALING MY CONTENT https://t.co/4TCLSA7bK2
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 4, 2020
Keemstar, host of the social media drama show DramaAlert, also weighed in and speculated that Paul got Gib’s video taken down because it was getting more views than Paul’s trailer for the fight.
Jake Paul is abusing the copyright! False flagging over & over again. He does it to me & I disputed it forcing him to sue & he dropped it. Now he’s doing it to @AnEsonGib cus gib was pulling more views with promoting the fight.
Jake is an actual scumbag. pic.twitter.com/Bf0uLzXgDW
— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) January 4, 2020
Response to the takedown is divided. Some are suggesting that Paul’s copyright claim was justified because Gib included Paul’s full trailer at the end of his own video.
Not too sure about this one Keem, gib did reupload Jake's entire trailer
— Bill Baines (@BillBaines_) January 4, 2020
I get the whole responsibility to promote the fight, but you also have a responsibility to produce your own content. As an online entertainer, it shouldn’t be hard to make your own video. What you are defending right now is someone making money by stealing content from others
— Colin McCarthy (@colinmcc99) January 4, 2020
He didn’t react he just reposted it
— JACKXB (@jackandben45) January 4, 2020
Others have pushed back against these claims because Paul’s trailer uses footage that Gib shot for his own documentary.
Unreal. Can’t say it’s the footage at the end of the video either cause he used all the footage we shot for gib and his vid ? @5tilton
— Calfreezy (@Calfreezy) January 4, 2020
Jake copyright striked gibs fight promo vid because he used jake's trailer. ( but jake used clips from gib's doc in this trailer) But the real reason for the strike is that jake couldn't accept that someone with 17 mill less subs was getting more views than him.
— dishant saini (@dishantsaini) January 4, 2020
And in his trailer, theres images that Gib filmed for his documentary, and you dont see Gib copystriking Jake for this
— Benjamin Forget (@BenjForget) January 4, 2020
One thing that is for sure is that Paul’s takedown of the video has wiped out 1.7 million promotional views for the fight – something that’s unlikely to sit well with DAZN USA which will be streaming the fight.