People Want Logan Paul To Be Banned From YouTube After Posting A Video Of A Dead Body

This past weekend, YouTuber Logan Paul posted a disturbing video entitled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” that showed actual footage of what appears to be a dead body. Paul filmed the video in Aokigahara, a forest located at the base of Mt. Fuji, that is often referred to as the “Suicide forest” due to the number of suicides that occur within it.

Logan Paul / Via youtube.com

The non-monetized video was up for several hours on Paul’s YouTube channel and garnered 6.3 million views in a 24-hour time span according to New York Magazine.

Logan Paul

Many people were shocked at the content and took to Twitter to express their disbelief.

Some pointed out the fact that much of Paul’s fan base is made up of young teens who could find the video incredibly traumatizing.

And several users called out Paul’s fans who might still be supporting him.

 

Other YouTuber’s also voiced their disappointment not just with Logan Paul, but with YouTube as well.

 

It’s not enough that the video was taken down, people want all of Paul’s content removed from the site.

Earlier this evening, amid the backlash Paul took a moment to promote his next video on Twitter. Then, three hours later, Paul finally issued a statement writing, “I’ve never faced criticism like this before because I’ve never made a mistake like this before.

The full statement reads:

“Where do I begin,

Let’s start with this —

I’m sorry.

This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong.

I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention. I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought “if this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,” I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.

I do this sh*t every day. I’ve made a 15 minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing the possible ramifications.

I’m often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have & with great power comes great responsibility… for the first time in my life I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won’t happen again.

I love everyone. I believe in people. I’m out here. Peace #Logang4Life”

He subsequently removed the video from his YouTube page.

For many, this apology was too little too late.

One user even pointed out the fact that the video bleeped out curse words, but still showed a dead body.

Despite the backlash, some believe this horrendous video still won’t hurt Paul’s career.

Though many were outraged, some took the opportunity to help spread resources that can help those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

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