YouTuber Logan Paul Apologises After Facing Public Backlash

Logan Paul Faces Backlash After Posting Video Of A Dead Body

It's only the 2nd of January, 2018 and YouTuber Logan Paul is already in trouble for posting a video of a dead body found in Aokigahara, Japan known as  'Suicide Forest'. It is also referred to as the sea of trees. The video which was posted over the weekend was online for 6 hours and had over 6 million views before it was taken down.

What Paul did not anticipate was the public backlash from many of his followers and fellow YouTubers, That included PewDiePie who had this response, followed by several others…

Later today, Paul posted this apology letter on his Twitter Account


The letter read as follows

"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 responsiblity… 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"

Later today, he also posted an apology video on Twitter.

If you have been affected by Logan Paul's video or know someone who has, please contact Samaritans by visiting their site or call 116 123

Watch the reaction video by YouTuber: Kovas which sums up how majority of us all felt after watching the video.