YouTube Logan Paul's Suicide Video Controversies


In a series of tweets, YouTube condemned the disturbing suicide video shared by Logan Paul.

The YouTube star Logan Paul, has more than 15 million subscribers, with millions viewing his videos. On News Year's Day, he shared a video of a dead body he found.

In a video titled "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest."

In the clip, which has since been pulled from YouTube, Paul and a few of his friends discover a man who died by suicide in Aokigahara, at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji, and showed graphic images of the man's body.

Afterwards, YouTube was criticized by many for not doing more to prevent these kinds of videos from appearing on the platform.

A little more than a week later, YouTube released an "open letter" on Twitter:

As for Logan Paul, he apologized and told the world he was taking a break from vlogging in an entirely self-centered apology. Paul said, “buckle the fuck up, because you’re never gonna see a video like this again.” He then joked around, and spoke directly to his followers, which mostly comprises tweens and teens, dubbed “the Logang.

In a second apology, Paul claims to be dejected.

It's been nearly a year since Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, was dropped by Disney. This was because the Wall Street Journal watched his YouTube videos, pointing out Kjellberg's frequent use of swastikas and other Nazi imagery.