Jake Paul Says He’s Imperfect, But Should Still Be Considered a Role Model

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Jake Paul may be one of the most controversial celebrities around today, but that doesn’t negate the fact that he has a ton of fans. The 21-year-old has a whopping 14 million subscribers on YouTube, which means his actions impact easily influenced individuals in a matter of minutes. But, not gonna lie, the Team 10 founder has done some ish in the past that makes you wonder if he realizes just how influential he is AND how young the people watching his videos are.

Turns out, he does recognize that his followers are mostly people between “8 years old to, like, 16 years old” and even though he knows he’s “imperfect,” he still sees himself as a role model.

“I look at myself as a role model, but like an imperfect role model,” JP said in an interview with Michael Strahan on ABC News. “I’m going to be real, I’m going to make mistakes.”

He continued, “I think that’s more realistic for kids to have a role model like that versus someone who just, like, seems perfect from the outside, because these kids in school are going through a lot.”

The blond calls his massive following “an honor and a responsibility,” which is probably why he recently met with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who survived a deadly shooting and came up with a plan to promote gun control.