YouTube Comedian Cody Ko Critiques Viral Video of Jake Paul 'Confrontation' After Gaining 200K Subscribers

Despite polarizing YouTube creator Jake Paul calling upon his fanbase to 'cancel' comedian Cody Ko–born Cody Kolodziejzyk–for "cyberbullying" in a viral video released earlier this week, it looks like the cringe-worthy "confrontation" worked out in Kolodziejzyk's favor. Gaining more than 200,000 subscribers since Paul's Sunday upload, the YouTube comedian has finally made a video of his own and has one critique for the 22-year-old.

"Move over James Charles ... 'cause guess what? I got my own little piece of YouTube drama this week," Kolodziejzyk prefaced in his video Wednesday. "I'm officially a YouTuber. I gotta say, it feels pretty good."

"I was blindsided by the whole thing. It was really f***ing uncomfortable, just horribly awkward," he continued. "After Jake left, I was kinda like, 'Damn, he's gonna use that footage in a vlog or something and make me look like a dumba** ... but he somehow managed to make me look really good."

While Kolodziejzyk made light of the entire situation, the comedian pointed out one aspect of Paul's video that he said was downright "disrespectful." Paul detailed how he first met Kolodziejzyk when he was working at Fullscreen, a social content service and talent management company for content creators and brands.

Paul described Kolodziejzyk as a "little backend tech developer," which the comedian went on to say was a complete belittlement "to an entire career."

"So disrespectful, just belittling an entire career in one little statement," Kolodziejzyk said in his video. "It's not cool, dude. You can come for me as much as you want, but don't come for my fellow software engineers–that's where I draw the f***ing line."

The YouTube comedian went on to claim the point of his video wasn't to call out Paul, but to thank his fans for their support.

"It's really cool to know that people give a s*** about what I put out, so I really appreciate it," the 28-year-old said. "It was awesome to see people that I'm fans of (PewDiePie, Drew Gooden and more) make videos about the situation."

Unfortunately, while Kolodziejzyk's response to Paul's video was funny in and of itself, he will not be making it into a "That's Cringe" episode–a segment on his channel where he and friend Noel Miller comment on social media's cringe-worthy content.

"I got a ba-zillion tweets saying that we should do a 'That's Cringe' on this, but I want to say that's not gonna happen," Kolodziejzyk said toward the end of his video. "Honestly, the video is a 'That's Cringe' episode in itself, so I don't think anything else has to be said about it. I don't want to drive the situation any further."

The "cyberbullying" situation will no longer be discussed on Kolodziejzyk's YouTube channel but will be a subject of discussion on his podcast with Miller called, Tiny Meat Gang. The podcast is available through Patreon, where audiences are required to pay at least $5 per month to access the content.

Update: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 1:32 p.m.: This article was updated to include a more generalized company description of Fullscreen. The original article stated that their services were for YouTube creators; however, the company offers its services to any content creator or brand.

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