Logan Paul Causes Fracas


Abby Spiotto, Editor

  Logan Paul is an American  actor and YouTuber who gained fame from the now deceased app, Vine. He usually was not involved in drama or headlines unless it dealt with his younger brother, Jake Paul, also an actor and YouTuber, who was in the middle of quite a lot of drama in 2016-2017.  

    On December 31, 2017, Logan Paul uploaded a video titled, “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” In this video he showed the body of a man who commited suicide in Aokigahara Suicide Forest,  in Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Japan. and made fun of and humiliated the body. Both YouTube and the family of the man are very displeased with Mr. Paul. He posted an apology and removed the video the day after.

    Paul stated in his apology that he posted the video as a way of showing that suicide is not the answer, although he posted no sources or suicide hotlines in the video. Although in the video, he did have a “Viewer’s discretion advised” which he followed up with, “With that said: buckle the f*** up, because you’re never gonna see a video like this again.”  

    YouTube has currently put on hold any plans for future ventures with Paul.