Youtube is back in the spot light with another one of it’s most subscribed to Youtube vloggers putting their fans at risk but this time it is more than hateful speech as was experienced in 2017 with PewDiePie. Starting the new year on a tragic note is 22 year old vlogger and actor Logan Paul from Ohio who filmed, edited and posted the discovery of a deceased mans body hanging in Aokigahara forest, Mount Fuji Japan which is sadly known as suicide forest.
Paul who begun his stunt man career on Vine and has 15 million subscribers on Youtube has since removed the offending video though it remains viral, apologized today on twitter.
Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018
Following this an apology video appeared 12 hours later but is this enough? The shock of such a display making it to Youtube has parents reeling for the safety of children that follow his channel while Hollywood actors such as Breaking Bads, Aaron Paul made it very clear on their opinion of the fellow actor.
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
The “Twitter Jury” is out in full force calling for Pauls removal from Youtube as well as his need to give more consideration to the deceased’s family and become an ambassador for mental health issues and suicide. The impact this is having on the Youtube community has gone so far as to even coax a response from the earlier mentioned PewDiePie.
Logan Paul goes to ”suicide forest”:
WoAH wE f0UNd ded GuY here!!!!!
lEMme jUsT zOom in oN tHis F0r tHe Vl0g
OK guYs seRiousLy , lEAve a like if yur sad to0..
— pewdiepie 💰 (@pewdiepie) January 2, 2018
What are your thoughts?
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My apologies also on my imperfect editing of the first picture but it took me a full 5 seconds.