Logan Paul is a YouTuber famous for his daily vlogs. He is popular with kids, for some strange-ass reason. However, he got in a shit-ton of trouble over the weekend after one of his videos went WAY too far. A lot Paul’s videos feature his brother, fellow YouTuber Jake Paul, and the stupid stuff they do. Their latest adventure took the brothers to the Aokigahara forest near Mt. Fuji – known as the “Japanese Suicide Forest.”
In “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest,” Logan Paul did just that. He literally walked into the woods and found a dead body hanging from a tree.
“Yo, are you alive, are you fooling with us?” someone shouts at the body of a man. The face of the man is blurred, but everything else is still visible. What’s more, the group’s reactions were caught on camera. At one point, human-trashbag Logan almost laughs when he says, “this was all going to be a joke, why did it become so real?”
Perhaps it became real because suicide is real and should NEVER be a joke. Could you be more insensitive?
The video was supposed to be about the brothers spending the night in the “haunted” forest. What could possibly go wrong, right? It’s just a forest where people go to kill themselves after all. After finding the body, Logan said that he posted the video in hopes it would bring attention to suicide prevention. Instead it just brought attention to the fact that Logan is an idiot.
Naturally, people took to Twitter to shame Paul for the video because this is the internet, and we aren’t nice to idiots here.
Logan Paul is an amoral piece of shit who could not be less deserving of his platform. Fuck. If you need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 2, 2018
No, Logan Paul…
You did not help spread Suicide Awareness.
— CK (@charley_ck14) January 2, 2018
My friends cousin told me he loved watching YouTube. He’s subbed to Logan Paul (and Jake too), when I asked him why he liked watching them he said kids at school always talk about their vids.
How did LP think a dead body would ever be appropriate for that audience?
— Ross Hornby (@djh3max) January 2, 2018
@LoganPaul You’re an idiot. You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking. I can’t believe how self-praising your “apology” is. You don’t deserve the success (views) you have. I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did.
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) January 2, 2018
Of course, Paul isn’t the only one to blame for this. YouTube allowed kids to watch this video! What’s more, Paul’s video broke YouTube’s rules, and could result in his channel being demonetized. However, YouTubers don’t think that will happen.
I’ve always thought Jake and Logan Pail were scumbags but from actually seeing the #loganpaul video I just want to ask. How can you tubers who are perfectly advertiser friendly get demonetized but a video with a DEAD BODY gets on the trending page?
— PrinceMario (@RealPrinceMario) January 2, 2018
so i make one video about my eating disorder and my entire channel is demonetized forever
but logan paul can show a dead body and make fun of suicide and go # 1 on trending ?
— danny (@epDannyEdge) January 2, 2018
Eventually, Paul took to Twitter with a tone-deaf apology post. He also posted an apology vlog, because he is a YouTuber who makes his money on videos. “For my fans who are defending my actions, please don’t,” he says. “They do not deserve to be defended.”
Don’t worry, dickbag. At this point, defending you is the last thing on anyone’s mind.
(Image: YouTube/Logan Paul Vlogs)