Jake Paul sparks controversy with views on gender: ‘There’s male, female, and mentally ill’

Jake Paul recently stirred up controversy with his views on the gender debate. In a statement that has generated significant discussion, Paul suggested that individuals who do not identify as either male or female are experiencing a mental illness.

This statement comes in the wake of Paul’s unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz, a notable UFC fan favorite. Paul has made a name for himself in the boxing world by facing prominent but past-their-prime MMA champions, including Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and Anderson Silva.

His most recent bout with Nate Diaz, which took place in Texas, provided fans with a thrilling 10-round contest, ultimately resulting in Jake Paul securing his seventh professional boxing victory.

However, it was outside the ring when Paul faced a different kind of challenge. During a discussion with fellow YouTube star Adin Ross, Paul was asked about his stance on the number of genders. In a surprising response, Paul suggested that individuals who do not conform to traditional gender norms are grappling with a mental illness.

His statement was clear: “There’s three genders; male, female, and mentally ill,” accompanied by a laugh.

This comment from ‘The Problem Child’ stands in stark contrast to a message he shared on International Women’s Day earlier in the year, where he advocated for equal rights and actions. He tweeted, “Equal rights and equal actions. We must work towards getting rid of inequality and oppression. I stand with all efforts to make society treat everyone as equal.”

However, it appears that Paul’s views on equal rights may not extend to individuals who do not align with his personal beliefs regarding gender.

It’s worth noting that Jake Paul’s stance aligns with that of UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov, who recently made headlines by expressing similar sentiments. Nurmagomedov, like Paul, argued that there are only two genders: male and female. This perspective has ignited a broader debate on the subject of gender that shows no signs of fading away any time soon.

However Paul does have some risk of getting cancelled, while Nurmagomedov expressed attitudes that align with his culture. He is a Muslim, out of Russia so he’s hardly expected to be progressive.