There’s absolutely no way on… Earth they will be, but I sort of admire their blind faith in a belief that’s unequivocally wrong.
There’s something about them that’s just infectious, though; there’s a million and one wacky groups out there that believe in just about everything, but for some reason it’s Flat Earthers that really capture the imagination.
The Netflix documentary on them was nothing short of genius.
But you’re here for Logan Paul – that controversial, semi-insufferable, fully-talentless YouTube bloke – who claims he’s been a big admirer of the Flat Earth theory for some time now.
So much so in fact, that he decided to make a ‘documentary’ – Flat Earth: To The Edge and Back – for his YouTube channel, chronicling his ventures to Antarctica to presumably find the edge of the world.
The 50-minute, 2-second, video dropped last night and while the decidedly spherical world expected him to buy into the Flat Earth conspiracy, it turns out he actually doesn’t.
While everyone was expecting it to document his journey from denier to believer, the whole thing actually plays out like a drawn-out comedy sketch where he seems to make light of it all.
It’s pretty painful and seriously not funny.
In keeping with his previous statements on the doc, Paul and his team went “undercover” at the Flat Earth International Conference in Denver, Colorado, where Paul interviewed a series of self-proclaimed Flat-Earthers and generally took the piss.
It plays out predictably silly before coming to a rather anticlimactic end when Paul is asked whether he actually believes.
“I think that’s the dumbest shit I’ve heard in my life,” he said, before pausing and pulling the most Logan Paul troll he’s pulled so far. “I’m not sure … there is an Earth at all.”
Oh and then he breaks into a rap about how ‘there is no Earth’. Why does he fancy himself as a musician?
Speaking at the Flat Earth International Conference in Denver, Paul previously said:
“I consider myself a man of truth, someone who hates being ignorant.
I’m not ashamed to say my name is Logan Paul and I think I’m coming out of the Flat Earth closet. If I’m going to put my name out there (as a Flat Earth supporter), I want to know the facts. The fact that we haven’t been to the moon in over 50 years, the fact that the moon emits its own light.
Some of the best scientists can’t explain gravity; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, in the end, do they even know? I want to explore for myself and keep an open mind. There is a stigma of being a flat earther and if I’m going to do it I want to know the facts.”
However it seems that Paul isn’t exactly popular with the Flat Earth society anyway, as they’ve already distanced themselves from him.
A spokesperson for the group said:
“As most of our regulars will be aware by now, YouTube celebrity Logan Paul has recently attended the Flat Earth International Conference in Denver and publicly voiced his support of the Flat Earth Movement.
“As of the time of publishing this statement, TFES has not been in contact with Logan Paul, and we have no intention of offering him membership or otherwise affiliating with him. Claims that Logan Paul is a member of TFES or that he may be considered for membership are untrue.“
So there you have it; evidently he’s just trolling everyone.
I suppose that’s what he does though: he’s a professional troll. He sees how much of a nuisance he can be and runs with it.
It seems to have worked out well for him.
Anyway, if you’ve got a spare hour why not check the documentary below. You absolutely will be disappointed.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. Since then, he has honed his writing skills over the course of various sex related articles. Now, at the tender age of 26, he’s finally finished experimenting with (on) himself.