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Jake & Logan Paul Claim Their 'Abusive' Dad Would 'Slap The S**t' Out Of Them Growing Up

Jake & Logan Paul Claim Their 'Abusive' Dad Would 'Slap The S**t' Out Of Them Growing Up

Jake and Logan Paul are opening up about their childhood — and it’s not pretty.

In the new Netflix documentary Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child, which premiered on Tuesday, the Paul brothers open up about some tough times they went through while growing up — particularly at the hands of their father, Greg Paul. The younger brother said in the doc:

“Our parents were really strict and mainly my dad — it was always Logan and I against him.”

Logan then jumped in:

“Holy s**t. Yo, Greg Paul is a f**king being. He’s a menace. That guy’s intense… Jake may throw around the word ‘abusive.’ I prefer ‘not quite legal.’”

Jake further claimed their dad would “slap the s**t out of” them as they grew up — but his outlook on the circumstance is a bit different than you may expect:

“I don’t resent it. I’m understanding of why he did that — that’s all he knew.”

Just terrible. No child deserves to be physically abused, ever. But we guess it’s good that Jake is saying he forgives his father?

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Meanwhile, in another part of the doc focused on Greg’s response, he completely denies abusing his sons — and instead says he did what “dads are supposed to do”?! He said during a confessional:

“I never laid hands on my kids. And I did tell him, I said, ‘Jake, I did pick you up and throw you on a couch couple times.’ [He said], ‘Well, I was afraid of you.’ I’m like, ‘That’s what the f**k dads are supposed to do.'”

The Paul patriarch then went on to speak on some made-up scenario in defense of his harsh parenting techniques:

“Somebody comes in here, they start harassing everybody and smacking around an old lady — do you want a couple Greg Pauls in the room or do you want some f**king fairy f**k, whiny little bitch who’s gonna sit there and talk about emotions? Who do you want in the room?”


We supposed if a tiger walked into the room, it might be better for us if there were already a grizzly bear in the room so they could focus on one another. But we’d rather neither of those things.

But sure, keep telling yourself how great it is that you’re a violent jerk.

Regardless, though, Jake credits every bit of his success to his dad:

“He was so hard and so tough on us that my brother and I’s imaginations really started to flare up. So one day we get a camera, and we just start filming our lives.”

Wow. We thought he was going to credit is dad with the boxing stuff — he really thinks harsh parenting led him to his YouTube career? In any case, that success came at a cost, according to Jake:

“It was easy to pick me apart. It became a thing to hate Jake Paul. It’s not easy to be hated by the whole entire world.”

At one point, the 26-year-old’s mental health was at such a low, Logan said he became concerned his brother may attempt suicide:

“Jake’s always been pretty emotionally unpredictable and volatile. There was a point where we were both legitimately concerned that Jake was going to kill himself. He needs purpose.”

Jake was able to find a “purpose,” though — and he found it in boxing. He says the sport made him feel “alive”:

“I wasn’t happy. Boxing made me feel alive again.”

You can see the trailer for Untold (below):

Wow… a lot to take in. What do U think about Jake and Logan’s upbringing, Perezcious readers?

[Image via Jake Paul/Netflix/YouTube]

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