American Youtuber, Logan Paul has apologized for filming and uploading a video of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. He uploaded on Sunday.
The video, which has aroused a wide range of criticisms and uproar, showed Paul and his friends at the base of Mt. Fuji, Japan. They came across a dead body believed to a suicide victim and, though shocked, they made jokes out of it. The video has since been taken down, but not after it had been viewed by millions of Logan Paul’s subscribers.
Paul has however taken to twitter to tender an apology, saying he did not post the video to get views. In his words, he said he did it because he wanted to “make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity”. He actually got more than he asked for.
In spite of the apology on twitter, Paul could not escape a “monsoon of negativity” as many are still outraged by throwing negative comments about his ‘lack of concern and sympathy’ for the dead, but also a ‘disregard and disrespect’ for the internet community.
Logan Alexander Paul is a 22year old American vlogger and actor. Born April 1, 1995, Paul first gained fame through videos shared on the internet video service Vine. Paul later branched out into acting in television and films. His vlog on Youtube currently has 15,270,482 subscribers and 3.9million followers on twitter. He has also started his own brand called Maverick, named after his parrot.