Logan Paul has been accused of lifting lyrics for his new single “No Handlebars.”
Paul, brother of fellow YouTuber Jake Paul, on Nov. 23 released an official video for the song, which rides on the chorus, “I can ride your girl with no handlebars.” There are many questionable aspects of the video, like when Logan Paul literally rides women like they are a bicycle.
On top of that, Denver-based group Flobots accused Paul of repurposing the chorus from their 2009 song “Handlebars,” which goes: “I can ride a bike with no handlebars.”
On Nov. 24, the Flobots Twitter account called out Paul’s “homage,” adding that this new version is misogynistic and bringing the #MeToo movement into it.
Fans rallied behind Flobots, though some didn’t really see the #MeToo connection. Others defended Paul and accused Flobots of wanting attention. But many agreed that the new song is terrible.
Us too.— Flobots (@flobots) November 24, 2017
Paul has not yet responded to Flobots’ claim, though he did apparently tweet at them in October.
@flobots DM me bros!— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) October 24, 2017
The Daily Dot reached out to both for comment.
H/T We the Unicorns