Logan Paul Probably Made Thousands Monetising His Suicide Forest Apology Video

3 January 2018, 10:53

Logan Paul monetised his apology video
Logan Paul monetised his apology video. Picture: YouTube
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

The video stayed monetised even as it hit the number 1 spot on the trending page

Logan Paul seems to be on a roll when it comes to making the wrong move at the wrong time. Following the ongoing backlash against a vlog in which he filmed the body of a suicide victim, Logan decided to upload an apology video in which he expresses regret for his actions and explains himself.

This video quickly shot to the number one spot of the YouTube trending page and generated a huge amount of views. The only issue is - he had monetised the video.

The video has now been demonetised but with the amount of views it generated in the short time it has been online, Logan will have surely made hundreds, if not thousands of dollars from the apology. Socialblade, a social media stat checking tool places the amount earned at somewhere between $7,000 and $56,000 earned.

Viewers are not best pleased that Logan apparently used this moment to earn money, and also that he did not have the foresight to recognise that it was inappropriate to do so - especially as this whole controversy was directly born out of his lack of foresight about what is and isn't appropriate conduct.