Logan Paul, Successful YouTube Star, Bungles and Videotapes Man Who Committed Suicide

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Logan Paul has 15 million subscribers to his YouTube channel and has another 3.9 followers on Twitter. He took a trip to japan with some of his friends and they decided to visit the “Suicide Forest.” Paul claims they went there for the haunted aspect of the forest, but when they left the trail, they happened upon a body hanging from a tree and they started videotaping it. He did put the face out of focus so you could not tell who the man was and he and his friends discussed the fact that suicide is not the answer. In the video, Paul says, “Suicide is not a joke. Depression and mental illnesses are not a joke. We came here with an intent to focus on the ‘haunted’ aspect of the forest.” Paul also included the information for contacting  the American Society for Suicide Prevention.

His followers began sending him sharp criticisms of his video and tried to shame him after the video received more than six million views. Paul is 22 and his success has probably prevented him from maturing the way young people normally do. He issued an apology and took the blame for being insensitive. He claimed he didn’t do it for the hits because he always gets hits but that he didn’t stop to think about the repercussions.

Twitter went off on Paul


Here is Paul’s apology:


That didn’t seem to satisfy anyone and he got more nasty tweets about his apology:

I don’t condone what he did at all but I would hate to be taken to the woodshed for every stupid thing I ever did and I’ll bet you would, too. The real test is whether he cleans up his act or continues doing stupid things.


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