YouTuber Logan Paul Apologizes for Video of Him Discovering Dead Man’s Body in Japan’s Suicide Forest

 

Logan Paul was forced to apologize for his recent vlog. The YouTube personality issued a statement in which he clarify his action after he uploaded, and then took down, a video of him walking around the infamous Suicide Forest in Japan.

As its name suggests, the Suicide Forest is a forest in Japan where hundreds of people commit suicide each year. Paul, who along with some of his friends have been documenting their experience in the country, visited the place and initially planned to walk around the area to see if it’s really as scary as people say it is.

However in his latest expedition in the forest, he videotaped himself stumbling upon a body hanging from a tree. In attempt to raise awareness of suicide, he continued filming and approached the body so he could show it to his viewers. Though he blurred the deceased man’s face, viewers could still see his purple hands and all the belonging he left in the ground as Paul and his gang talked about the creepy discovery near the body.

The video managed to get more than 6 million views before being taken down on Monday, January 1 following massive backlash, with people accusing Paul of disrespecting the dead man and his family. Many of them also took issue with the fact that the YouTuber could still laugh with his friends and curse near the body, though he already explained that the humor was how he coped with the situation.

The complaints caused Paul to pen a public apology and post it on Twitter. In the statement, he defended his  action, saying that he didn’t include the disturbing discovery scene to get more views. “I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity,” he wrote.

“I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention,” he continued. “And while 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 ramification.”

“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 ay I handled that power incorrectly,” he added and assured everyine that “it won’t happen again.”

The controversial video has been deleted from Paul’s YouTube channel, but if you’re wondering why the clip is a big deal you can still find it on the platform.

6 thoughts on “YouTuber Logan Paul Apologizes for Video of Him Discovering Dead Man’s Body in Japan’s Suicide Forest

  • January 2, 2018 at 7:34 pm
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    no se burla simplemente fue un error por que el simplememte estaba grabando y quiso ayudar pero no estubo muy bien de su parte no censurar ese cadaber o simplemente cortar esa parte del video y dar una explicasio despues

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  • January 3, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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    Good job, finding a dead body and your first instinct is to film it and post it on the internet. Most people would have too much empathy for the victim and their family to try to profit from the views.

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  • January 7, 2018 at 7:05 pm
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    just let him alone he have to reflected his action, bc is not like you can do anything just because many people like or love or support you, back to always -thinking before doing -anything – –

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  • January 15, 2018 at 8:10 am
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    I honestly get a weird vibe that this is staged, I think hes that sick. Like he said “this was all gonna be a joke.” at the beginning of the video he said go to an emergency room? really….how about the suicide prevention hotline. Idk if it was real or fake, their reactions are so fake NOT ONE OF THEM react like a normal human so for the whole gang of them to act so “cool” and light hearted around a “dead person” its so strange.

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  • January 25, 2018 at 8:07 pm
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    Apologies to the family and the Japanese citizens. This is not reflective of the America I was raised in my lifetime. Please don’t judge America for this foolish act.

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  • January 29, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    Americans go to other countries thinking the can do whatever they want like if the own the whole world

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