Despite endless piles of scientific evidence, the flat earth theory is one that has bizarrely been thrust back into the limelight in recent years.
Obviously the whole thing has only been believed by an extremely small minority. Now though a whole new audience could be targeted by the theory thanks to YouTube star Logan Paul.
Paul, who is extremely popular with younger audiences on YouTube recently shared a trailer in which he attends a flat earth convention and interviews some of the people attending.
The video which has already been watched nearly 1.5 million times ends with the YouTuber stepping in front of a cheering crowd and proclaiming “My name is Logan Paul and I think I’m coming out of the flat earth closet.”
Of course the conversation around flat earth theories is very in right now – so it’s fully plausible that Paul is merely creating the documentary as a tongue in cheek take and could be more of a parody than anything.
Netflix recently added Behind the Curve to their catalogue, another documentary exploring what leads people to believe the flat earth theory.
The official synopsis of the documentary reads: “Meet the growing, worldwide community of theorists who defend the belief that the Earth is flat while living in a society who vehemently rejects it.”
Writing about the film, GQ wrote: “If you’re looking for a documentary that outright dismisses everything these people believe in, this isn’t it. Clark’s film spends the time to understand who these people are, and what motivates them to believe in something so easily disproven.”
Posting on the official UK and Ireland Twitter account, Netflix said: “Following the responses to Behind The Curve please see below for our official statement on the shape of the Earth. We cannot take questions at this time.”
Below is a picture of the statement, which simply reads: “It’s round.”
Following the responses to Behind The Curve please see below for our official statement on the shape of the Earth. We cannot take questions at this time. pic.twitter.com/NbdekLgCrz
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 11, 2019