Life and death

Everyone’s outraged that vlogger Logan Paul posted the corpse of actual suicide victim to YouTube

Popular vlogger Logan Paul has issued an apology after one of his recent videos sparked outrage for including the corpse of a suicide victim.

Pall shared a video with his 15 million subscribers in which he pays a visit to Aokigahara; Japan’s notorious “suicide forest”.

“This is the most real vlog I’ve ever posted on this channel,” he says at the beginning of the vid. “I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history.”

Then he trains the camera on the corpse and laughs.

“Yo are you alive? Are you fu**king with us?” he asks, getting closer to the body and calling out the corpse’s purple hands.

He’s since deleted the vid and posted several apologies, including this one on Twitter:

Where do I begin…

Let’s start with this –
I’m sorry.

This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong.

I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention. I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought “if this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,” I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.

I do this sh*t every day. I’ve made a 15 minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing the possible ramifications.

I’m often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have & with great power comes great responsibility… for the first time in my life I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won’t happen again.

I love everyone. I believe in people. I’m out here. Peace #Logang4Life

He also posted this apology on his YouTube page: 

But it appears this was a little too little a little too late, as people are outraged:

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