YouTuber Apologises After Uploading Footage Of Apparent Suicide 

[Image: Logan Paul | YouTube]

Logan Paul, one of YouTube's biggest stars, recently visited Aokigahara, which is known as the "suicide forest." There, he appears to have encountered a dead body that he filmed and uploaded.

Note: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or suffering from depression, you are not alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help.

Paul's vlog featured footage of the body with the face blurred out.

"This is not clickbait. This is the most real vlog I've ever posted to this channel," Paul says in the clip's intro (via Select All). "I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history because I'm pretty sure this has never hopefully happened to anyone on YouTube ever. Now with that said: buckle the fuck up, because you're never gonna see a video like this again!"

Paul did point out the seriousness of suicide, saying, "Suicide is not a joke," continues Paul. "Depression and mental illness are not a joke. We came here with an intent to focus on the 'haunted' aspect of the forest. This obviously just became very real, and obviously a lotta people are going through a lotta shit in their lives."

However, besides filming the actual body, Paul and members of his team certainly seemed to make light of the situation (here is an edited recap of their reactions), joking around. In the clip, for example, the BBC reports that one of group member says off camera he "doesn't feel good." To which Paul replies, "What, you never stand next to a dead guy?" He laughs after that. 

Backlash to the clip has been swift and harsh, and Paul has since apologised.

But before he did, he found time to plug his upcoming Pokémon Go vlog.


Comments

    Well I'm reminded of another youtube personality who apologised for some poor behaviour only to engage in more poor behaviour not too long after. I wonder how this one will manage.

      That same YouTuber unironically uploaded two monetised videos criticising this loser.

    "I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention..."

    Sure, bro.

    It's no real surprise, to achieve a decent level of stardom for vlogs on YouTube, you need to have a high level of narcissism (it makes sense, you have to believe you're interesting and charismatic enough for people to watch your life). Looking at the amount of new and interesting content you have to make to stay trending in YouTube's algorithms, you end up listening to the voice saying "this'll make great content" as opposed to "this feels manipulative and wrong".

    It is starting to feel like YouTube's vlogging culture is turning into a sociopath creation kit.

      The most disturbing thing is that YouTube is slowly replacing traditional children's television.

    "Could anyone really be that much of a stupid twat... oh. That's how he dresses himself as a grown man. Never mind, nature found a way."

    As if his regular content wasn't pathetic enough. What a piece of shit.

    I don’t watch the Paul Brothers but I was under the impression that Logan Paul was the sane one, since Jake Paul is a psychopath. But no, Logan is a sociopath.
    I even bothered to look up the original video on Liveleak (Do not recommend. Please don’t) because I hoped maybe it was a misunderstanding. But no, the video was not only Highly inappropriate for YouTube, but also disgustingly disrespectful. How this video got to Top 10 trending without being removed is beyond me.

      Because everything he does ends up automatically on trending due to his subscriber notifications, and cause Youtube has flagged them their golden boys since PewDiePie became unsponsorable.

      I am sick of seeing these tools on trending.

    Thousands of people working in or with Japan to make the place a more internationally welcoming society are mad as fuck right now. All it takes is one fuckwit like this to undo years of work.

      Sad; your comment is very truthful. This guy filming anything in Japan or any other country without respecting their culture is blasphemous.

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