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Logan Paul and Bad Bunny Puerto Rico Controversy Explained

After Bad Bunny questioned Logan Paul’s choice to relocate to Puerto Rico in his documentary-style music video for El Apagón, the American YouTuber received harsh criticism online for labelling Bad Bunny a hypocrite in his explanation.

Having highlighted “taxes” as one of the reasons for relocating to the island, the 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper’s movie garnered harsh criticism for Paul both inside and beyond the island. 2021 saw Logan’s relocation to Puerto Rico.

On October 5, the 27-year-old wrestler addressed the “anti-Logan narrative on the island” and called out Bad Bunny for his remarks against him on Philip DeFranco’s YouTube programme.

“I love Bad Bunny, and I think he is an amazing entertainer. I think he is a generational talent. But I do find it hypocritical because Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican living in Puerto Rico who is privately taking advantage of the same tax program he is publicly condemning.”

When host DeFranco questioned whether his claim was accurate, Paul went on to say:

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“So, I see this music video that has stuck me in the middle of it; that’s surrounded by context that makes me look like a vulture in Puerto Rico. Again, while I love Bad Bunny, I cannot personally support the hypocritical nature of his exploitation.”

Recent comments made by Logan Paul in the interview backfired on him and sparked a fierce online backlash.

Popular YouTuber and WWE wrestler Logan Paul declared in February 2021 that he will relocate from Southern California to Puerto Rico after falling in love with the island.

In response to the change, he said in one of his podcast episodes: “I feel like people are wondering, ‘Why Puerto Rico,’ right? Like how random.” One of his co-hosts replied: “Taxes.” Logan then admitted: “It’s one. It’s a vertical. It’s a big one.”

Bad Bunny produced a music video in September 2022 for his song El Apagón that included included the nearly 20-minute documentary Aqu Vive Gente by Puerto Rican writer Bianca Graulau.

The short film discusses the displacement, gentrification, and abandonment of native Puerto Ricans as a result of Acts 20 and 22. Rich foreigners may relocate to the island due to such laws’ tax incentives. Natives of Puerto Rico have been forced out of their houses as a result, and their cost of living has increased.

The well-known YouTuber attended the documentary for this reason. From a rented estate in Dorado, Logan Paul moved into his own. The house is a beachside home in the Ritz Carlton Reserve worth $13 million.

Twitter criticised Logan Paul online for equating himself with the Puerto Rican native after his comments on Bad Bunny’s documentary went viral.

“Not Logan Paul trying to call out bad bunny for using the tax program from the country he was born and raised. Logan Paul moved to PR to evade californias high ass taxes….nowhere near the same” one user wrote. “Using an actual Puerto Rican native to deflect is crazy lmfao. Bad Bunny is not the one contributing to gentrification in Puerto Rico like Logan Paul is.” added another.

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