JackSepticEye Had A $200,000 Response To Logan Paul

8 January 2018, 15:57

JackSepticEye's response to Logan Paul
JackSepticEye's response to Logan Paul. Picture: YouTube
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Take a bow, Jack

In the wake of the Logan Paul 'suicide forest' video, and Logan's generally disrespectful behaviour when in Japan, YouTube and its creators have been left in a difficult spot.

Logan's actions not only dented his own personally brand, but they also brought mass scrutiny upon the idea of 'YouTubing' in general, and resurrected a long-held perception by the general public that YouTubers are at best untalented wastes of space, and at worst a disgrace to decent society.

The responsibility then fell, as it always does, the countless good YouTubers (who, incidentally, greatly outnumber the Logan Paul-type characters of the world), to restore the reputation of a platform to which they give so much and frequently receive so little from in return.

Leading the charge was JackSepticEye, a creator known for his charity work - and for just being an all-round good dude.

In direct response to Logan's actions, Jack planned a charity livestream, which aimed to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The stream was a huge success

Jack and his audience were able to raise over $200,000 in just eight hours. The drive is still ongoing, so if you wish to donate you can do so at this link.

Overall it was just about the classiest and most empathetic way to create something good out of one of the platform's darkest eras. Good on you, Jack and friends.