Over the weekend, Logan Paul decided to upload a video from Aokigahara which some people may know as “the suicide forest.” The video was titled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” and he wasn’t joking. Although it doesn’t seem to be an elaborate scheme for more publicity or views, you can never really rule it out. While the YouTube star walks through the forest with his posse, they stumble across an apparent body hanging from a tree. It’s honestly disturbing, but they came to the conclusion this happened very recently showing the person hanging with purple hands but the face blurred out. The video has since been removed but not before it amassed 6.3 million views in less than a day. The 6.3 million is nearly double his latest video, but using someone who just committed suicide to gain attention is beyond wrong.
The video left many people upset with Logan Paul and YouTube for numerous different reasons. The most obvious being why on earth would you exploit someones obvious pain and laugh throughout the video making a joke of it for some views on YouTube? There is a line between the internet and real life whether you believe it or not and somethings are better left not projected on a platform to be seen by millions. You know, like a person’s suicide.
It’s so sad to think about how this person must have felt to decide to take their life and now they’re being used for content, it’s twisted. The video was removed but here’s a video giving you some clips and a breakdown so you can get a better idea. Just a heads up there’s inappropriate language in the video, and it might be pretty disturbing for some people especially when you keep in mind Logan’s primary demographic is teenagers and kids.
Many people were quick to get on Twitter and express how disgusted and disappointing this video was. People couldn’t believe that he would upload such a disturbing video and think it’s a good idea. Highlighting another person’s depression and suicide for humor will never be alright. While Logan has some loud, obnoxious antics, people were shocked he would ever decide to upload the disrespectful video. For the most part, they find Logan Paul to be the smarter of the Paul brothers. Compared to his brother Jake he seems to be a more reasonable person, apparently not.
can u actually believe this is Logan Paul and his friends reaction to seeing and filming a dead body of a suicide victim pic.twitter.com/FkC8TIgucm
— niamh (@niamhworkman) 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
Logan Paul is an amoral piece of shit who could not be less deserving of his platform. Fuck. If you need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 2, 2018
Suicide isn’t something you can play around with, you can’t show a dead body in your video. It’s wrong to do so, and the reaction was pretty clear that you were acting. Be more caring and respectful and don’t film a dead body for content. @LoganPaul
— Maggie Cherry (@MaggieCherry15) January 2, 2018
can you believe Logan Paul thought it was okay to show a dead fucking body but HAD to bleep out the curse words in the video because THAT was more vulgar than a dead fucking corpse
— ♕emmz (@crzykordei) January 2, 2018
People are also infuriated with YouTube for letting this fly. For the most part, YouTube is pretty on top of keeping their content pretty clean. How is it possible that they let this video go up for a day on an account with over 15 million subscribers. Logan Paul is one of YouTube’s biggest money makers earning more than 12.5 million dollars last year thanks to YouTube. Other YouTuber’s are not happy there haven’t been any consequences for Logan Paul’s actions. I mean he did upload a video of a dead body on his YouTube channel.
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
Reaction channels: Logan Paul uses suicide for clickbait woah disgusting blegh
Same channels: uses the same thumbnail with their face and Logan's face, calling it Logan Paul suicide forest (reaction)
LIKE WHST THE ACTUAL FUCK MATE WHAT IS WRONG WITH TOU?
— PoottyIzAight (@pattybofficial) January 2, 2018
@h3h3productions gets demonetised for making reaction videos? But Logan Paul shows real footage of a suicide attempt and gets put on the hashtag trending list!! youtube is one sick social media platform I am disgusted. If youtube was smart they would get rid of Logan's channel!!
— Lia In The Dark (@Camiladolz) January 2, 2018
It's one thing to record your reaction to the suicide forest (already disrespectful, it's a protected place of respect)
But to ACTUALLY RECORD A DEAD BODY??
I have no words for this.
Shame on you @LoganPaul
EVEN IF IT'S A JOKE; YOU HAVE THOUSANDS OF UNDERAGED WATCHERS???
— ?Blood Elf Princess? (@MzzaArt) January 2, 2018