Logan Paul to take a break from posting videos as outrage from his ‘suicide video’ grows
Earlier this week, YouTuber Logan Paul sparked an avalanche of outrage when he uploaded a video that depicted a suicide victim hanging from a tree in Japan's Aokigahara forest, otherwise known as the 'suicide forest.' Compounding matters, Paul and his cohorts were arguably mocking the victim in a video that went out to Paul's YouTube subscribers, many of whom happen to be young children and teenagers. While YouTube certainly has its fair share of horrific videos, Paul's massive YouTube channel boasts more than 15 million subscribers.
Though YouTube eventually pulled the video, Paul was widely criticized from all angles for exploiting the dead and for acting in a disrespectful manner. With the criticism raining down, Paul on New Year's Day fired off a tweet apologizing for uploading the video in the first place.
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Logan Paul to take a break from posting videos as outrage from his ‘suicide video’ grows originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at 16:38:35 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.