Logan Paul’s ‘Suicide Forest Vlog’ Apology Is Pathetic And People Are Furious About It
2 January 2018, 11:10 | Updated: 2 January 2018, 14:04
In his statement, he spoke about himself, his success and offered no apology to the victim or their family.
WARNING: This article contains details that are highly distressing.
Logan Paul is currently receiving HUGE backlash on Twitter after filming the body of a suicide victim in his latest vlog.
Logan, alongside some friends, were exploring the infamous Aokigahara 'suicide forest' in Japan when they stumbled across the body, which they then proceeded to laugh at, make jokes about and zoom into. Logan then consciously used actual footage of the body in his vlog and thumbnail for views.
We will not link to the video, any footage of the video or the thumbnail in this article. The video has now been removed from Youtube but short clips of Logan and his friend's reactions to finding the body are still unfortunately online.
YouTubers and fans alike are absolutely disgusted at the video and at YouTube for allowing the video to be feature on the trending page.
truly sickened by how logan paul would travel to an east asian country to exploit those who suffer from mental illness. many asians suffer from high suicide-rates due to mental illness not being taken seriously in east asia. clearly, logan paul doesn't take it seriously either. https://t.co/33SotEdxEL— nerdy (@nerdyasians) January 2, 2018
Dear @LoganPaul,— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) January 2, 2018
When my brother found my sister’s body, he screamed with horror & confusion & grief & tried to save her. That body was a person someone loved.
You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.
Logan Paul’s instinct to continue filming, continue editing, and continue uploading after filming a dead suicide victim shows just how corrupt he has become in the persuit of relevancy. You had many chances to turn back, dude. You chose this.— Luke Cutforth 🌊✨ (@LukeIsNotSexy) January 2, 2018
I cannot believe logan Paul posted that video and filmed someone who committed suicide up close for his audience of children to watch. Fucking disgusting and completely in human 😠 zero respect shown in that video. I literally am so angry— Daz Black (@daz_black) January 2, 2018
i’m truly sickened by this logan paul situation. i lost my brother to suicide... my brother took his own life by hanging himself... how insensitive and sick can you be to film someone in that state 😔— mommy (@CorinnaKopf) January 2, 2018
Dear @LoganPaul,— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) January 2, 2018
How dare you! You disgust me. I can't believe that so many young people look up to you. So sad. Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell.
Person: Uses 10 seconds of a Michael Jackson song in video— Loïs 👺 (@ItsAnArtFart) January 2, 2018
Youtube: well sorry dude but that is not allowed
Logan Paul: Shows actual suicide victim in his video
Logan Paul: films vlog next to a literal hanging corpse, laughs and disrespects the loss of life while wearing a ridiculous toy story alien hat— I Hate Everything (@IHE_OFFICIAL) January 2, 2018
Me: channel deleted because of video about breaking a DVD of “the little panda fighter”
Soon after the backlash, Logan posted a pathetic apology on his Twitter account.
He didn't apologise to the victim. He didn't apologise to the family of the victim. He spoke about himself, praised himself, didn't actually condemn the video for what it was. He also ended it with a peace emoji and a self-promoting hashtag.
People are absolutely furious with his disgusting apology.
Logan Paul's apology letter amounts to:— SD :) (@dolansfcb) January 2, 2018
- I didn't do it for success I'm successful already
- I laughed at that dead body and zoomed in to raise awareness
- I make too many videos to think about what I upload
He's not sorry about his insensitivity. He's sorry he got called out.
@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
if your apology repeatedly mentions how successful or important you are, you’re probably not all that successful or important.— sarah, the reporter (@amyharvard_) January 2, 2018
You’re probably an asshat, or worse, Logan Paul.
Look at what I’ve done to Logan Paul’s apology. I have place red circles on it. Do you know what they all have in common? THEY ARE ALL “I” where Logan refers to himself, NOT ONE “you”, “they”, “them” etc.Underlined is the term “I get views.” And highlighted is a SPIDER-MAN QUOTE. pic.twitter.com/KYgpH6JWNW— 🧜🏻♂️ (@HaydenClayBenn1) January 2, 2018
A number of suicide helplines and mental health charities are now sharing their contact information online. If you or someone you know saw Logan's video and have been experiencing any type of negative thoughts or feelings, please reach out to someone.