Austin Wallace has been trending online ever since a clip of Logan Paul refusing to hire the TikTok star for a job went viral on the internet.
The video, originally posted on Austin’s TikTok, has gone viral on all social media platforms now. Recorded backstage during the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight, the clip features the up and coming social media star approaching Logan, who has built an empire with his internet fame.
Austin claimed that he had quit a high-paying job to work with Logan. The Impaulsive host refused to hire him, but left the TikToker with some sound advice.
Who is Austin Wallace?
22-year-old Austin is an up and coming internet star. He already has over 100,000 followers on TikTok and has accrued over 1.9 million likes on his videos.
Austin is also trying to make his mark on other social platforms. He has over 1,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel where he posts vlogs. On his Instagram, Austin only has 737 followers at the time of writing.
Upon seeing Austin’s vlogs and other online content, viewers can see that he hasn’t fully got the hang of it yet. His YouTube vlogs seem like a collection of haphazardly placed clips, just like his TikTok videos. However, with time, we’re sure he’ll get better.
In his viral video interacting with Logan, Austin also claimed that he quit his job that was paying him $100,000 a year. However, he didn’t mention anything about the nature of his work or the company he was working for.
Logan Paul refuses to hire Austin Wallace
In the viral clip recorded backstage at the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight, Austin expressed his desire to join Logan’s team and move to Los Angeles. He talked about leaving his job to work for the YouTuber.
Logan, who was surrounded by his team and was in a hurry to rush out, took some minutes to speak to the TikToker. Austin asked Logan if he could be his mentor.
To this, the 26-year-old YouTuber replied, “I can’t be a mentor right now, alright? I’m a f**k-up myself. I need a mentor.” Austin protested claiming that he did not have any connections to make it on his own. To this Logan responded saying, “I didn’t have connections or people around me. I had Jake. I had a brother.”
Logan further said: “I’m glad you quit your job, it takes balls to do that, but now you gotta activate. I’m not the guy directly.” The YouTuber also said, “My team is [gestures by a show of fingers] – we’re locked.”
Before leaving, Logan left the TikToker with a sound piece of advice. He said, “If you really are serious about it, you should move to LA and just like you approached me, start making connections with every single person in LA. I’m serious, that’s it. I’ve always said, if you can talk to someone, you can make it in LA.”
Austin proceeded to make another TikTok, where he is seen crying because Logan turned him down. However, the rising social media star also admitted that he understood what the YouTuber told him and would follow his advice.
Fans react to the viral video
Given the bizarre nature of the whole situation, fans had a lot to say about the guy who quit his job to work for Logan. Here are some notable reactions…