Published: Sun, January 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes For Posting Video Of Dead Body

YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes For Posting Video Of Dead Body

There are no official figures for suicides in Aokigahara, primarily because the Japanese government doesn't want to promote the forest as a suicide destination, but more than 500 people are said to have died there since the 1950s. "Bro, did we just find a dead person in the suicide forest?".

In the vlog, Paul and his entourage are seen preparing to spend a night in the forest, showing off camping gear including "binoculars to see the ghosts" and "a football so we can have fun".

But toward the end of the clip, one of Logan's friends is heard saying, 'I don't feel good.' Logan then replied: 'What you've never stood next to a dead guy?'

"I really don't know what's more disgusting, the fact that Logan Paul filmed the body of someone who committed suicide or that he was able to LAUGH after it", one commenter wrote. Kind of hard to do that when Paul is heard laughing at his friend who said he felt ill after discovering the body.

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At another point in the video, Paul addressed his fans with a more serious message: "Suicide is not a joke".

Turner also re-Tweeted a list of support lines for suicide and mental illness.

The YouTuber - who stars in MGM's Valley Girl film which is due out this year and is part of YouTube's paid-for Red subscription service - said in the video that he originally meant to focus on the haunted aspect of the forrest. "This obviously just became very real, and obviously a lotta people are going through a lotta s- in their lives". Back in the parking lot he films the emergency response crews, drinks sake, and says "that's the life, this daily vlog life". Paul zoomed his video camera to show the body and later took close-up footage with only the face blurred out while the guide phoned the police. The 22-year-old prankster has removed the video and apologized multiple times as criticism of stunt exploded on social media-with everyone from fellow YouTubers to celebrities like Chrissy Teigen calling the video tasteless and unforgivable. "I didn't do it for views". "I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity", he wrote.

This is a first for me. It won't happen again.

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