Logan Paul has done it again! The controversial YouTuber took to the platform to share a video that had many shaking their heads while others were shocked and pissed! After Logan posted a clip that showed an alleged victim of suicide in the infamous Aokigahara ‘suicide forest’ he was, as expected, slammed by many.
Now, the new media star decided to address the scandal and apologized for the dead body footage.
Over the weekend, the video was up and gathered millions of views before Logan finally decided, on January 1, to take it down!
Following the backlash, Logan tweeted a lengthy apology letter.
‘Let’s start with this – I am sorry. This is a first for me. I have never faced criticism like this before because I have never made a mistake like this before. Good people surround me, and I think I make good decisions, but I am still a human being. I can be wrong,’ he started.
He went on to assure the YouTube community and everyone else concerned that he did not exploit the tragedy for the sake of making money.
‘I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I’d make a positive ripple on the Internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That was never the intention. I intended to raise awareness for suicide prevention and while I thought ‘if this vid saves just ONE life, it would be worth it,’ I was misguided by shock and awe, as seen in the video. I still am.’
Finally, Logan talked about his busy schedule making content every day and how that may have played a role in his decision to share such a controversial video without really thinking about the consequences.
‘I’ve made a 15 minutes long TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it is easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing the possible ramifications,’ the star, who is considered an idol by many impressionable kids and teens explained.
Do you believe Logan Paul’s apology is enough for the Internet to forgive and forget his actions or should YouTube terminate his channel at this point?