Why is it that every time we go online or on social media, there’s always something that has to deal with Team 10 and Jake Paul. Somehow this group of YouTube stars and content creators can’t seem to keep themselves out of trouble, and if several different people calling you out for abusive treatment is a repeating occurrence, then maybe there’s something you’re doing terribly wrong…just a thought.
The latest buzz is coming from the fact that the Martinez Twins, Emilio and Ivan, have decided to leave Team 10 due to being bullied by the team and Jake Paul in particular. The Martinez Twins were born in Spain, and when they were 14 their parents split up, with their father taking all the money and leaving them, their sister, and mother in financial need. They then turned to social media as an outlet and that was when they got a DM from Jake Paul to join Team 10 in LA. Things seemed awesome at first for the twins but things turned bad pretty soon. The Twins mentioned: “imagine you, little kid from Spain, or another part of this world…go to LA, don’t even talk English…. and you see people in the house laughing and you don’t even know what they are talking about then you find out they were talking bull**** about you…they’re laughing about you”. Aside from that, the Martinez twins were constantly being pranked, even more than usual in the Team 10 House, forced to sleep in the living room for four months, had their fan art wall destroyed by Jake for a video while they were away, and were called “beaners,” a racist term used to refer to Mexicans…”they even say there are points in vlogs when Jake would call them “Marteaners,” a mix of Martinez and beaners” according to a Seventeen Magazine article. Their full video explanation is below.
Now immediate Jake Paul jumps to his own defense and responds to the constant tweets from the Twins aimed at him. Team 10 also jumps on the bandwagon and releases a statement letter telling people their side of the story. The letter talks about how Team 10 “found Emilio and Ivan in the middle of Spain, living in an unfortunate situation”… I don’t know about you but the twins being talked about like they’re a charity case seems a bit much. The letter goes on to detail the few weeks leading up to this, how everything seemed to be okay and the twins showed no signs of wanting to quit. Towards the end of the letter, Team 10 mentions how upsetting this is to them since they’ve lost two family members, especially Jake, who “put in his time and resources to get them to where they are now”. From these statements, all we see is that they refuse to acknowledge the bullying claims and abuse and rather choose to deflect it because they “did their best”. The full letter is below.
Stop being immature & making “videos” so you can get views & “prove your point”
Talk to me like a man in person. We can fix this. Videos won’t fix anything. Do you just want attention?! https://t.co/OoFSxbFlBn
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 13, 2017
In response to Emilio and Ivan’s video: pic.twitter.com/pCEwH4I7ZW
— Team 10 (@Team10official) November 12, 2017
Fast forward three days, all of a sudden Jake Paul posts a two part video on his twitter account addressing the Martinez Twins situation personally. All of a sudden he goes from ignoring the allegations and getting angry, to apologizing to the twins. In the video he mentions that he should’ve done a better job as a leader and that he was really sorry, saying that he truly loves the twins like brothers. Seems nice huh? Well with Jake Paul and apology still somehow ends up being your fault. As the video continues, Jake then shifts the conversation saying that the twins should have come to him and talked about the situation and it could have been resolved. While there is some truth in that, I doubt Jake Paul would have cared as much, just look how former Team 10 member Alyssa Violet was treated when she confronted Jake on his behavior and bullying to her.
My response to the Martinez Twins pt1. pic.twitter.com/aRduWRcKqR
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 15, 2017
We doubt this is the last time we will be hearing bad news from Team 1o and Jake Paul. It seems this group has learned nothing about how to treat other people from former members who chose to leave rather than tolerate the abuse. How about instead of constantly going on social media to defend yourself and call others liars, you work on the dynamic of how your team works and really take them into consideration in the future. I guess we just have to wonder who the next targets are.