Logan Paul Takes Break From YouTube Following Suicide Forest Video Controversy

4 January 2018, 10:11 | Updated: 25 January 2018, 10:17

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Logan Paul. Picture: Logan Paul

By Josh Lee

Logan was criticised for sharing footage of a suicide victim's body to YouTube

Logan Paul is taking a break from YouTube following huge backlash against a recent video, according to a tweet sent out by the YouTuber today.

Fellow creators and fans alike condemned Logan after he shared a vlog containing footage of the body of a man who had died by suicide in Japan's Aokigahara - known as a "suicide forest" because of unusually high number of suicide victims found there.

After considerable backlash, the video was taken down on January 2nd - but not before it had reached number 2 on YouTube's trending page. That same day, Logan released a written statement and a video apology in response to the controversy.

Today, Logan, who usually posts vlogs to YouTube daily, revealed that he's breaking from his daily vlog. He tweeted, "taking time to reflect, no vlog for now, see you soon," suggesting that his absence from daily vlogging could be substantial - at least by daily vlogging standards.