The desperate and wildly thirsty YouTube star Logan Paul has been blasted after he filmed the body of a dead man and put it online.
That Logan Paul video was not live. It was edited and put on Youtube and monetized. He quite literally made money off of a suicide victim.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 2, 2018
Details on his horrific act below…
@YouTube WE NEED ROLE MODELS IN THE YOUTUBE COMMUNITY. STOP GIVING THESE BORING WHITE MEN PLATFORMS. STOP. @LoganPaul WENT BEYOND MAKING A SMALL MISTAKE OR A SMALL JOKE, THIS WAS TRULY FUCKED UP. SUICIDE IS NOT A JOKE. BUT FILMING AND UPLOADING A VIDEO OF IT? TRULY DISTURBING.
— vikki (@liltoasterstrdl) January 2, 2018
The YouTube star has 15 million subscribers and, eager to see that number swell, filmed himself exploring a notorious forest where people venture into to commit suicide.
Its name? Aokigahara.
While there, he and his friends came across the decaying body of a dead man.
How they responded?
I think you need to see this thumnbail to grasp how bad the Logan Paul video is. pic.twitter.com/PrUeknANCb
— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) January 2, 2018
By capturing the moment and making the image of the dead body the thumbnail for a video he has now been forced to pull down.
He had this to say for himself in response to the backlash it received.
Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018
Unfortunately for him, this did little to quell the criticism he faced.
When my brother found my sister’s body, he screamed with horror & confusion & grief & tried to save her. That body was a person someone loved.
You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.
— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) January 2, 2018
Hey world. If you didn’t know, @LoganPaul has always been disrespectful and racist towards Asians.
This is nothing new. Sadly. pic.twitter.com/Gq1OIbUuoX
— Jommy (@jfwong) January 2, 2018
logan paul is a perfect example of reactionary morality
“i didn’t know then that filming a dead body and using it for clicks was bad, but NOW i do.”
that…..shouldn’t have to be taught. there’s something wrong there.
— Molly Priddy (@mollypriddy) January 2, 2018
“What Logan Paul did was just a mistake!” “He didn’t mean it.” He didn’t mean to:
-Go to Suicide Forrest
-Film a hanging corpse
-Keep filming it
-Laugh about it
-Upload the files to his computer.
-Edit the video
-Upload to YouTube for kids
-Title w clickbait
-Make a Thumbnail
— cady (@CadyMerow) January 2, 2018