Logan Paul Slammed for Video Featuring Dead Man's Body, Apologizes & Deletes it from YouTube

Logan Paul Slammed for Video Featuring Dead Man's Body, Apologizes & Deletes it from YouTube

Logan Paul is under fire right now for a controversial video he posted on YouTube from his trip to Japan.

The 22-year-old social media star visited Aokigahara, a forest at the base of Mt. Fuji known as the “Japanese Suicide Forest” for the amount of suicides that happen there. During the visit, he and his friends came across a dead man’s body and he included the footage in the video.

Logan put the video up on New Year’s Eve and included a disclaimer about seeking help if you are dealing with depression. He then said to his viewers, “This is the most real vlog I’ve ever posted on this channel. I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history.”

In the video, the man’s body is blurred completely from a distance, but when they get closer, only his face was blurred. Logan can be heard asking the body, “Yo are you alive? Are you f–king with us?” The man’s “purple hands” are also noted.

Logan has since deleted the video from his channel and released an apology Twitter.

Click inside to read the lengthy apology letter…

Logan Paul’s Apology Letter

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

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