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.
Logan Paul goes to "suicide forest":
WoAH wE f0UNd ded GuY here!!!!!
lEMme jUsT zOom in oN tHis F0r tHe Vl0g
OK guYs seRiousLy , lEAve a like if yur sad to0..
— pewdiepie 💰 (@pewdiepie) January 2, 2018
He's sitting there RIGHT NEXT to the dead body and making jokes about him… have some decency
— Maria (@Kaur277_Maria) January 2, 2018
Movie reviewers get their videos demonetized for no reason.
Logan Paul films the hanged body of a suicide victim and his channel is fine.@YouTube… are you for real?
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) January 2, 2018
The horrible measures people will go to in order to have content to stay relevant is absolutely disgusting. Being blinded by your ego so much so that thinking it is okay to make insensitive remarks about suicide, and broadcasting it for millions of CHILDREN to see is sickening.
— Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan) 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
I literally think Logan Paul is too stupid for his brain to be capable of empathy
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) 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.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) 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
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 —
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.
So sorry. pic.twitter.com/JkYXzYsrLX
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018
If you have been affected by Logan Paul's video or know someone who has, please contact Samaritans by visiting their site https://www.samaritans.org or call 116 123
Watch the reaction video by YouTuber: Kovas which sums up how majority of us all felt after watching the video.