Was Jake Paul fired from Disney?

JAKE Paul starred on the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark from 2016 to 2018.

Paul did not appear on the third and final season of the teen comedy.

Was Jake Paul fired from Disney?

Bizaardvark followed pals Paige (Olivia Rodrigo) and Frankie (Madison Hu) as they expressed their "offbeat individuality through funny music videos" on their vlog channel Bizaardvark, according to the show's IMDb page.

The show aired for three seasons on the Disney Channel. Jake Paul, who starred as Dirk, appeared in 42 of the 63 episodes.

Paul and Disney "mutually agreed" to end their partnership but his departure from the show may have been linked to his infamous viral videos.

Paul, now a YouTube star and professional boxer, believes people are quick to say he was fired in order to fit his "wild child" narrative.

"I think it was a long time coming," he told The Sun in 2021.

"You know, a lot of the media paint any picture of you that they want.

"The split between Disney and I, in fact, was mutual, it was like sort of this thing that was coming.

"But at the time, everyone was like, 'Oh, you got fired by Disney, you got fired by Disney'. So I kind of just ran with it.

"Because there wasn't really like, I wasn't able to tell the truth about it. Or people just didn't want to hear the truth.

"They just wanted to be like Jake Paul got fired by Disney."

He added: "But it was sort of this, too, you know, a brand and Disney and Jake Paul, kind of two brands growing apart.

"And so it sort of made sense. And ultimately, both parties are happier after that split."

Now 24, Paul has more than 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Why did Jake Paul decide to become a boxer?

Jake Paul told Bloomberg News that he has been "competitive my whole life."

He started boxing in 2018 and turned pro two years later. His older brother, Logan, is also a professional boxer.

"I grew up wrestling and playing football. Playing lacrosse. Baseball. Pretty much any sport," Jake Paul told Bloomberg News in June.

"When I moved out to LA I was acting and making YouTube videos, crushing the game.

"But I was a bit tired of it and wanted something different.

He added: "All these YouTubers started calling each other out and saying they wanted to fight each other. There were these two brothers from England who started talking with me and my brother.

"I was like, 'You fight the older one, I’ll fight the younger one.'

"A couple days later we have a signed contract to do a boxing match in Manchester, England."

He added during the interview that "I love the feeling of cracking people in the face or the body."

"A lot of people have always doubted me. I’ve always been this underdog character. When I get in the ring, I’m in control."

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