Youtube Star Logan Paul who was millions of subscribers & followers on social media is facing severe backlash & criticism after releasing a video of him ‘making a joke’ next to a dead body in a forest in Japan. Notoriously known for people taking their own lives Logan wanted to visit the so-called ‘Suicide Forest’ to see if it was haunted. Paul removed the original video from YouTube after it was already viewed over a million times.
In it, Paul and his crew come upon a dead body hanging from a tree in the Aokigahara forest. They call out to him and Paul asks someone to call the police twice. After seeing the body, Paul says: “This is a first for me. This literally probably just happened.” The person’s face is blurred in the video.
Someone off camera says: “I don’t feel good.”
Paul replies: “What, you never stand next to a dead guy?”
The person says, “No.”
Paul then busts out laughing. “It was gonna be a joke. This was all a joke. Why did it become so real?” he asks.
“Depression and mental illnesses is not a joke,” he says. “We came here with the intent to focus on the haunted aspect of the forest. This just became very real.”
Paul and his group gathered at the parking lot & he says to the camera that “the smiling and laughing is not a portrayal of how he felt about the circumstances. Everyone copes with s*** differently… I cope with things with humor.”
Now he is apologizing to all the viewers, fans, & the parents of the victim via twitter & Youtube. What a great way to start off 2018 LOGAN.
Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018