Logan Paul Says “I Don’t Think People Can, Should Or Will Sympathize With Me" In New Interview

27 July 2018, 16:31 | Updated: 27 July 2018, 16:40

By Josh Lee

Logan Paul sat down with YouTube veteran Casey Neistat to talk past mistakes and his upcoming fight with KSI

Logan Paul has accepted that the public may never sympathise with him after the suicide forest controversy, in a new interview with Casey Neistat.

At the beginning of 2018, Logan Paul drew criticism from millions around the word after he shared footage of a suicide victim's body to YouTube. In the wake of the controversy, Logan's reputation shifted from YouTube's slightly obnoxious but ultimately brand-safe golden boy, to a social media pariah. Now, Logan is on a mission to repair his image, he told Casey.

Casey Neistat interviews Logan Paul
Casey Neistat interviews Logan Paul. Picture: Casey Neistat // YouTube

Discussing his upcoming documentary, which he has described as part of an ongoing "redemption story," Logan said that the film would take an unbiased look at the circumstances surrounding the suicide forest controversy and subsequent fallout.

“The doc is not a documentary about how hard my life has been this year,” Logan insisted.“It’s about a story of a young man from Ohio, a seemingly regular kid, falling into the social-media machine over the past four years.”

When asked if the Documentary is really a PR exercise, Logan appeared to appreciate that, even if that was the case, it probably wouldn't work.

“I don’t think people can, should or will sympathize with me,” Paul said. “[The documentary] is an unbiased, objective story that captures how something like that can happen. What went wrong in my life that I thought that was a good idea. I’m the one who has to look in the mirror and look at the decision, and say, ‘that was my decision.’ Up until that part of my life, it was really only wins and successes.”

Logan also used the interview as an opportunity to refute claims that his trip to Japan, which included throwing Pokéballs at Japanese locals and pulling his trousers down in the middle of the street, had been "culturally insensitive," saying that there's "a difference between being culturally insensitive — being insensitive towards a culture — and being insensitive.” despite