YouTube star Logan Paul is facing a huge heap of backlash on the Internet today after posting a controversial vlog containing a dead body. While on a trip to Japan, Paul and friends decided to visit the infamous “suicide forest” and document it. While there, the group sadly discovered a suicide victim and decided to film the corpse, make a few tasteless jokes, and then upload it to YouTube.
The film has now been removed from the site, but not after a massive uproar from fans, celebrities, and other stars of the YouTube community. Paul has since shared an apology video on YouTube and Twitter, but the Internet isn’t having it, especially other vloggers.
YouTubers will YouTube, and many of the platforms stars have created reaction videos to Paul’s vlog including PewDiePie, who’s no stranger to controversy, True Geordie, ComedyShortsGamer, and Boogie2988.
Many other YouTube stars have taken to Twitter to voice their disgust against Logan Paul and even YouTube for allowing that video to be published and shared on site’s “trending” page.
— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) January 2, 2018
I lost my mom to mental illness and suicided almost exactly two years ago from this day. If someone came across her and filmed her…put it on youtube and joking about it I WOULD RIP THERE FUCKING THROUT OUT!! I don’t understand where his head was at but this is not a joke.
— Jesse (@Jessewelle) January 2, 2018
Dear @youtube, after the Logan Paul video where he shows a dead body of a suicide victim, uses that for the title, makes heartless jokes next to the body, there needs to b age restrictions for certain creators. How is this allowed on YT? His followers are children! Horrifying
— Kandee Johnson (@kandeejohnson) January 2, 2018
Just remember this. Before all the extended community outrage against Logan Paul’s “we found a dead body” video, there was a seemingly uncontested 550-600,000 likes on it.
His core audience doesn’t give a fuuuuuuck. Unless youtube does something, this doesn’t hurt him.
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) January 2, 2018
It is the purview of the privileged young to believe everything is for them, to be commented on by them. The young person who died was not for Paul- not their body, not their image, not their story.
— Caitlin Doughty (@TheGoodDeath) January 2, 2018
Your hustle ends when you start using inhumane, sick and immoral topics to pull your views. As a creator on @YouTube, I’m not going to sit silent as others try to pass off triggering content as entertainment. Twisted and wrong.
— lauren ✄ (@laurDIY) 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
He filmed the body up close thats….very wrong. Young viewers that are accustomed to light hearted comedy vlogs shouldn’t be randomly watching something so serious as that, like his vlogs just aren’t the place to randomly show something as heavy as that https://t.co/Lr6b30FHLh
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) January 2, 2018
Logan Paul needs to get it together
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