JackSepticEye Had A $200,000 Response To Logan Paul
8 January 2018, 15:57
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.
I will be doing a charity livestream on Sunday the 7th to try and raise awareness for suicide prevention and make something positive out of all the bad going around latelyhttps://t.co/jQ4eyuCnZ4— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 5, 2018
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.
You guys are INCREDIBLE!!! We raised over $200k in less than 8 hours!! I cannot thank you all enough for spreading so much positivity and raising so much money. It blew away my expectations :D You are all heroes!— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 7, 2018
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.
Today shows that there ARE great people out there willing to do wonderful things for others! Some encouragement and an outlet is all they need. Thank you for turning a negative time into something very positive! ❤️— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 8, 2018