It's pretty unclear whether Logan Paul is serious or joking in a new YouTube documentary exploring flat-earth conspiracy theories, but the thing that is clear is that it's infuriating.
Paul, who some consider to probably be a sociopath, has published this video that is causing conflicting feedback.
FLAT EARTH: To The Edge And Back (Official Movie) youtu.be
Paul recently attended the flat-earth convention in Denver and told Forbes:
"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?"
But go off.
Paul decided he was going to join a flat-earth expedition to Antarctica in order to be "more informed."
HOLY SHIT @LoganPaul FLAT EARTH DOCUMENTARY HAS TO BE A JOKE This is COMEDY https://t.co/WC0dYS7yiu— Ginni Lou (@Ginni Lou)1553127399.0
I was pretty skeptical about the flat earth theory until I watched @LoganPaul's documentary. Now I'm convinced ther… https://t.co/GD11SU7sqr— Kaitlin Bennett (@Kaitlin Bennett)1553136607.0
So the Youtuber (Logan Paul) who filmed and published a video of a dead guy in the Japanese suicide forest has now… https://t.co/PxUqbq1yU0— ÐJ⚡️ (@ÐJ⚡️)1553106019.0
no one: logan paul: let me write a flat earth society documentary— landis (@landis)1552759066.0
... Okay this can't be real. #LoganPaul #FlatEarth https://t.co/AwQYiLtIO4— 🌸Laura🌸 (@🌸Laura🌸)1553165515.0
The #FlatEarth visual from @LoganPaul’s documentary looks straight up like a pop socket 😂🌎 https://t.co/2SZcO1gr9M— Olivia Derr (@Olivia Derr)1553185276.0
Flat-earther Jay Decasby believes that measuring the coast of Antarctica will somehow prove the earth is flat.
"It had been done by early sailors (before the UN was established and set up its Antarctic Treaty which essentially made it illegal for independent and private exploration of Antarctica) who managed to make 60k+ miles, which irrefutably proves the flat earth model, but like all the other mountains of evidence for flat earth this is not enough for ballers today. If we can get to the coast of Antarctica and sail all the way around it, we will get the distance that will prove it's the outer edges of flat earth and refute entirely every single argument anyone can possibly try to pitch for the sun-worshipping cult of heliocentrism."
It just gets worse.
Robbie Davidson, another flat-earther, described Antarctica as the following:
"When we look at Antarctica if you take a globe and you squish it down, the Antarctic would go all the way around the Earth. It's kind of like an ice shore and it's very, very large. It's not like you just go there, and you can just peek over it."
Why am I completely unsurprised that Logan Paul is involved with this? Well, I wish them luck! https://t.co/WPPq4vVSSW— Orb (@Orb)1552799893.0
Anyone watched the full 50 minutes of Logan Paul's Flat Earth vid? I'm five minutes in and I don't know what to do...— Inside A Mind (@Inside A Mind)1553137293.0
logan paul's flat earth documentary hits a pretty big snag 36 seconds in https://t.co/GMvKlmyb1W— ankur,, (@ankur,,)1553129298.0
Loving the discussion in flat-earther groups about the flaws in @LoganPaul's flat earth documentary https://t.co/SFTVDhfGa5— Devin Nunes' cow named dan (@Devin Nunes' cow named dan)1553217173.0
5 minutes into the Logan Paul #FlatEarth movie... https://t.co/SJC88m1e4m— F7 (@F7)1553128547.0
This flat earth documentary is hilarious and crazy. I’m into at like 15 minutes into it and tbh I just think mike i… https://t.co/l9R41wuF5s— Tori (@Tori)1553130984.0
Cringing so hard trying to watch this logan Paul doc about flat earth. Like the editing is good but why so much the… https://t.co/C95lx2l7KO— Bradlee (@Bradlee)1553130031.0
For all of you, Im watching the Logan Paul Flat Earth doc and live tweeting about it because I think it'll be an experience— Hasting (@Hasting)1553282999.0
It's still very unclear whether or not Paul is joining this expedition to be a total jerk or if he's actually genuinely invested.
But the documentary is up for interpretation.
Logan Paul's shitty documentary was just made because he is getting irrelevant. He doesn't actually think the Ear… https://t.co/5ROP6x5Y8P— Alex Szawl (@Alex Szawl)1553128587.0
okay never thought I’d say this but @LoganPaul’s flat earth documentary is the most entertained I’ve been watching… https://t.co/JtQtSkUoQ2— Sammy ♚ (@Sammy ♚)1553179756.0
Ok, that Logan Paul Flat Earth documentary is excellent. I mean it. A really clever film... I was second-guessing t… https://t.co/ckVhRTwMhH— Dave Lee (@Dave Lee)1553130099.0
Can’t even lie, this Logan Paul Flat Earth Doc is absolutely hilarious, it’s really well done, fair play. Flat earthers on strings 🥶💀— Freezy (@Freezy)1553129678.0
@ImAllexx @LoganPaul youre in a flat earth documentary,goodjob https://t.co/tkEbObfB46— Beanter (@Beanter)1553147901.0
I feel like one of the only people that actually loved the @LoganPaul flat earth movie today lol. Getting the Youtu… https://t.co/PjpkTtpfYE— PICKLEDAD (@PICKLEDAD)1553139453.0
Either way, who can really focus on that when real flat-earthers exist in 2019?
If this cringe worthy topic is interesting to you, check out the Netflix documentary Behind The Curve.
Behind the Curve - Official Release Trailer www.youtube.com
The cringe that keeps on giving.