Jake Paul Finally Breaks His Silence Over Brother Logan's 'Suicide Forest' Controversy
23 January 2018, 10:23 | Updated: 23 January 2018, 10:29
Jake Paul has revealed what he thinks about his brother Logan's now infamous 'suicide forest' vlog and the fallout that followed.
In the first week of 2018, Logan Paul was widely condemned after he uploaded a vlog featuring footage of a real suicide victim's body to YouTube. But while it seemed as though everyone has had an opinion on Logan since, one voice has been noticeably absent - Jake's.
Now Jake - who has faced controversy of his own this year after a recording of him rapping the N-word was leaked - has weighed in on the situation, coming out in support of his brother in a new video.
"I wanted to let the situation have some time to breathe," the Team 10 leader says in the video. "I know Logan was going through a lot and everyone was talking about it. It didn't feel right to comment on it right away. But as his brother and as someone who knows Logan the best, I do feel its necessary to say something about it."
Acknowledging the Logan's vlog "was very, very, very, very wrong," Jake tries to reassure viewers that "not only is he paying for it, but he is learning from it."
"I think that in no way, shape, or form is suicide a joke or should be made fun of in any, shape, or form," Jake adds.
Responding to the laughing reaction Logan had to the body in the vlog, Jake says, "He did not mean to offend anyone, and I can tell when he's like, in shock.
"He didn't handle the situation the right way but I know in the back of his head he didn't mean to offend or hurt anybody, or create such a big frustration. And he is honestly, truly, truly sorry."
Jake then gave a message to Logan's fans
"Since he is that strong person he is going to learn from his mistakes, which he has, and be able to bounce back," Jake says. "I know you guys are going to support him along the way, just like I am."
There's still no official word on when Logan will return to YouTube, although footage from a vlog recorded in his home last week appeared to reveal that he would make a comeback as soon as this week.
Watch Jake address Logan's suicide forest vlog controversy below: