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You’ve heard all the warnings about letting your child become a YouTube star, right? 

  1. “Don’t do it! Their brains are still developing and any mistakes they make will live forever!”
  2. “Don’t do it! Strangers will stalk them and ask for naked pictures!”
  3. “Don’t do it! It’ll turn them gay!”

Okay, that last one is a little irrational, but #1 and #2 are spot on.

Regardless, it might be time to rethink the whole “Being a Kid AND a Social Media Megastar is a Bad Thing” thing.

Why? Money! Cash! That green stuff that democrats are always taking from productive members of society and redistributing to less productive members of society. You know, the types of folks who in the animal kingdom would die alone in the jungle, but in a civilized society are the benefactors of liberal fundraisers? Those folks.

What you do NOT want to do with regard to your little budding social media superstar is allow him or her to ACT like a social media superstar. In other words, don’t let your child act like those social media stars who proudly display their ignorance and narcissistic qualities to the masses. Basically, don’t let your kid act like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

You know what? I’m not explaining this right, but Tony Katz is smart and can do it on America’s behalf:

“If you can make money doing this, do so! If you play the character of a fool, that’s fine. It’s a character. Now, you try to instil in your children as best you can that money and fame don’t last forever, but get over this idea that somehow there’s something wrong with this. You think college is where it’s at? Ask those people how it’s going.”

Enter Logan Paul, a now 24-year-old social media superstar who earned an estimated $14.5 million in 2018, according to Forbes Magazine. 

In the interest of being lazy about research, here’s how Wikipedia describes our friend, Logan:

“Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American internet personality, actor, director and musician. Paul first gained fame through videos shared on former internet video service Vine, later moving to Facebook and YouTube after the platform’s shutdown. Paul’s television and film work includes guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Weird Loners, and roles in films The Thinning and The Space Between Us. He has been the subject of much controversy and legal issues, including an outcry after he filmed a suicide victim and posted the footage on his YouTube channel.”

Okay, so Logan arguably exercized some poor judgment by taking video of a suicide victim, but let’s get back to the money thing, yes?

Logan is rich! Logan rakes in millions! Logan, call me!

Will Logan’s success last? No. Is Logan set for life and able to support a family while pursuing his passions? Yes, provided he doesn’t spend all of his money, which he probably will manage to do by next Tuesday.

Here’s a little supporting evidence from Fox Business with regard to the previous sentence (which was brilliantly crafted by the way):

YouTube megastar and host of Impaulsive podcast, told FOX Business on Monday he’s worried that he may be going broke.

“My expenses just surpassed my income for the first time ever,” he told Liz ClamanOpens a New Window.. “I just sat with my financial manager and he told me that. I’m definitely going downhill from here.”

The 24-year-old superstar rakes in between $14,800 and $236,300 per month, or between $177,000 and $2.8 million per year, according to Forbes. In 2018, he earned an estimated $14.5 million. However, his direct earnings suffered after a controversial suicide video scandal, despite a bump in merchandise sales last year.

When Claman asked whether he’s nervous, Paul responded: “I’m terrified.”

“I think it’s the beginning of the end.”

Chin up, Logan. Democrats are going to get all U.S. workers a minimum $20 per hour wage, full healthcare coverage, and free exotic cars. You’ll be fine, bro.

Editor’s Note: Why do all people who come into mega amounts of cash spend it so quickly and so recklessly? There are far better and FAR more spiritually fulfilling ways to rid yourself of millions. (Logan, call me!)

Hey, Tony Katz had a brilliant take on Thursday about kids becoming social media stars. Click below to listen and agree with my assessment.