This Is How YouTubers Reacted To Logan Paul’s Insensitive ‘Suicide Forest’ Vlog
2 January 2018, 10:58
YouTubers have been publicly criticising Logan Paul after he posted a vlog containing footage of the body of someone who had recently taken their life.
The YouTuber shot the now deleted video in Japan's Aokigahara (known as "suicide forrest" due to the number of people who take their lives there) and posted it on YouTube, with the body included in the thumbnail.
Jacksepticeye, Nathan Zed and TomSka are just some of the YouTubers who have expressed their outrage at the hugely insensitive video, taking to Twitter to air their anger.
Logan Paul actually recorded a person who committed suicide in his vlog. What kind of fucked up mentality do you need to have to do something like that?! There is absolutely no defending it— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 2, 2018
"What if one of the kids stumbled upon the body" he says as he shows millions of impressionable kids on his channel. Then making jokes about it while still next to the guy. I can't man....— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 2, 2018
that logan paul video where he films the body of a person who committed suicide that same day is deadass the worst most un-self aware shit i ever seen in my life— nathan zed 🥀 (@NathanZed) January 2, 2018
An extremely dangerous narcissistic response. Never mentions the victim, the family, suicide prevention, mental health, or any signs of general remorse. Just a bunch of “I” and “me”. This is an apology on aspects that affect him and him alone. Absolutely heartbreaking. https://t.co/eZ1TbiT4w0— Father Mac (@Machaizelli) January 2, 2018
Pretty messed up that Logan Paul had to point out this was “YouTube History”.— Dean Dobbs (@DeanDobbs) January 1, 2018
It’s almost like this man gets off on being the first to things. Biggest meet up ever? Dead body hanging from a tree? It’s all the same apparently.
Ah fuck it, just shut YouTube down. It’s for the best. Time to wrap this up.— Thomas "TomSka" Ridgewell (@thetomska) January 2, 2018
As somebody who lives in Japan, has Japanese family and has filmed a video in the suicide forest, the amount of disrespect Logan Paul showed in his video is honestly sickening.— Joey (@TheAn1meMan) January 2, 2018
No amount of demonetizing or "like if you feel sad" can excuse what he did.
Really disappointing :(
I cannot believe logan Paul posted that video and filmed someone who committed suicide up close for his audience of children to watch. Fucking disgusting and completely in human 😠 zero respect shown in that video. I literally am so angry— Daz Black (@daz_black) January 2, 2018
All eyes on you, @YouTube. What Logan Paul did was unacceptable and deserves decisive action. There is no place on YouTube for that kind of content.— Meg Turney (@megturney) January 2, 2018
I’m so so sorry if you subscribed to Logan Paul as escapism but were left facing that in your sub box today. In the UK you can call 116 123 and in the US it’s 1-800-273-8255 and you can talk to people who are there for you. Also: unsubscribe. 💜 you are loved.— Zoe London (@zoelondondj) January 2, 2018
Dear @youtube, after the Logan Paul video where he shows a dead body of a suicide victim, uses that for the title, makes heartless jokes next to the body, there needs to b age restrictions for certain creators. How is this allowed on YT? His followers are children! Horrifying— Kandee Johnson (@kandeejohnson) January 2, 2018
The video, which was titled "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…" reportedly gained 6.2 million views and over half a million 'likes' before it was deleted on Monday night. Logan Paul has since posted his own apology, writing; "I didn’t do it for the views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet... I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention."
If you suffer from suicidal thoughts, or simply feel you need someone to talk to, contact Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.