Popular YouTuber, Logan Paul posted a video yesterday on New Year’s Eve from Japan’s “Suicide Forest” which is a place in Japan, that is known as a place that many people go to end their lives. The part that disturbed millions of people online is that Paul’s followers, known as the LoGang are very young and with the on-going suicide issues that have been going on within the music community, bands and fans alike were not taking the video post lightly. Paul boasts at 15 million+ subscribers on his YouTube channel mostly consisting of children for his normally comical videos. Paul has since deleted the video off of his YouTube channel after getting everything from millions of hate tweets, threats, YouTubers trashing him on videos, and bands/fans/public figures alike have been posting their feelings on social media platforms across the web.
The famous YouTuber posted the original 15 minute vlog style video on Sunday showing him and some of his friends venturing through a forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji, which is otherwise known as Japan’s “Suicide Forest” due to the high number of self-inflicted deaths that have occurred inside this Forest. Paul’s video, which is incredibly graphic to his very young following and even for adults, Paul and his friends stumble upon a dead body hanging from a tree, in which Paul then comes up close to the body and zooms and shows graphic details of the body including purple hands of the deceased person, while police are called. See TMZ’s video of the video below as Paul has since deleted the video due to the outstanding amount of backlash he has received.
Bands and public figures alike have taken their concerns/feelings to their social media accounts telling their fan bases how much they dislike and don’t appreciate Paul posting such a video. Paul has since deleted the video off of his YouTube channel as mentioned previously, Paul has also released a detailed statement telling fans his reasoning for posting such a horrific video, which can be read below.
Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018
See bands and public figures public statements regarding the situations below:
.@LoganPaul, you are sickening. Exploiting someone’s suicide for views is one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen. How dare you expose your young fanbase to a subject so sensitive. You treated suicide like a joke. Delete your channel and get help dude.
— Brian Burkheiser (@Bri_Prevail) January 2, 2018
Movie reviewers get their videos demonetized for no reason.
Logan Paul films the hanged body of a suicide victim and his channel is fine.@YouTube… are you for real?
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) January 2, 2018
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
Shame on you Logan Paul. Joking and being so insensitive towards the serious topic that is suicide brings light to the fact that you’re so disconnected from reality.
— 『 ZeRo 』 (@TSMZeRo) 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
logan paul exploiting a suicide victim in Japan to the tune of 6M+ views while youtube demonetizes students protesting in Iran is a perfect example of what a sociopathic garbage fire youtube has become. this industry has no soul left.
— Laci Green (@gogreen18) 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
Chiming in here… Bit late but I’m now seeing what has happened w/ Logan Paul. Since we (TFIL) also made a controversial video in Suicide Forest, here’s my thoughts: pic.twitter.com/H31T6qnpYv
— Elton Castee (@EltonCastee) January 2, 2018
logan paul gotta go ??
— Andrea Russett (@AndreaRussett) January 2, 2018