Saturday, Disney Channel announced they would be parting ways with Jake Paul. YouTube star, and no longer star on the Disney Channel one-ear old show – Bizaardvark.
In 2013 Paul rose to fame on the internet, with internet videos on the now defunct video app, Vine. After making his fame on internet videos, the star became part of the Disney sitcom in 2015. Like Paul, the sitcom is about teens that make internet videos.
In a mutual agreement with Disney, the star decided to end its joint agreement. Disney spokesperson made a statement in regards to the relationship break.
“We’ve mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark…On behalf of the production company, the cast and crew, we thank Jake for his good work on the TV series for the past 18 months and extend our best wished to him.”
On Saturday, Paul confirmed the Disney statement on Twitter. He tweeted, “Disney Channel, and I have come to the agreement its finally time for me to move on from the Disney family and Bizaardvark. Being a part of the Disney family for the past two years was incredible and a dream come true. “
Paul emphasizes his wishes to continue growing into himself and expanding his own brand. In his tweet, Paul also says “At this point in time I am wanting to focus more on my personal brand, my YouTube channel, business ventures, growing Team10 and working on more adult acting roles.”
In a recent TV report, Paul made headlines on Monday, when neighbors said they were looking to meet with city officials and law enforcement about he disturbance Team 10 and Paul have been making in the neighborhood.
Earlier this year, Paul reportedly made $1 million to launch Team Dom. Management agencies helping rising digital influencers reach the light of fame.
Paul has not been the first internet star to break ties with Disney in the last year. In February, Feliz Kjellberg, known by his YouTuber name PewDiePie, was released from Disney Maker Studios after a Wall Street Journal report announced his anti-Semitic videos.
Disney’s recent experiences with YouTube stars, seems to relinquish the risk Disney is willing to take, with new talent.