This bro might have just ended his career.
If you have teens in your life, you just might know who Logan Paul is.
If you don’t — thank your lucky stars.
I, however, fall into the former rather than the latter category.
Logan Paul is a 22-year old actor and a ‘vlogger’ — he runs a video blog. He got his start using Vine — a now-defunct video hosting service that allowed users to post 6-second long repeating video clips, much like the gifs that we use often on Clash.
He became a Vine star with over 3 million followers. He also gained hundreds of thousands of followers on other social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. He moved over to YouTube and posts daily videos, often of him doing some ‘challenge’.
Paul has over 15 million YouTube subscribers and was the first YouTuber to reach the 1 million subscriber mark. He also has 16.6 million Facebook followers, and 16.1 million on Instagram, and 4 million on Twitter.
He also has a brother, Jake Paul, who he has an online ‘feud’ with. It’s unclear if this is a real feud or an online stunt to drive views.
His following is so big that in 2016, Comcast purchased a short tv series by Logan titled, Logan Paul Vs.. Also in 2016, ‘Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson appeared on his channel, and several times in 2017. The Rock even featured Paul on his YouTube channel. Paul has had other celebrities featured in his videos as well.
Logan Paul’s estimated net worth is $14 million.
That’s right $14M for posting idiot videos on YouTube.
So, now that you’re a little more up to speed on this guy, here’s what he did.
Paul and his friends went to a forest in Japan known as the ‘suicide forest’. He was there to check out if the woods were ‘haunted’, but they found a man hanging from a tree.
They did call the authorities and waited but Paul zoomed in on the body and continued to film.
The entire thing was rather insensitive.
Logan posted the 15 minute clip on Sunday that showed him and a few friends walking through a forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji.
‘Did we just find a dead person in the suicide forest hanging?’ Logan asked a man, who appeared to be guiding them through the forest, at the start of the shocking video…
…’Yo, are you alive? Are you f**king with us?’ Logan is heard yelling at the motionless man.
‘A lot of things going through my mind. This is a first for me,’ Logan said, before asking someone to call the police.
Logan then films closer to the man’s body, noting that his ‘hands are purple’ and speculating that the man probably killed himself that same day.
He then apologized to his fans, saying: ‘I’m so sorry about this. This was supposed to be a fun vlog.’
Source: Daily Mail
He then said that suicide and depression are serious. However, Paul is laughing and joking on the video, and didn’t stop filming the body.
Someone uploaded a portion of the video again without the finding of the body:
Here is a censored screenshot of the original image that Paul had posted in his original video:
Here is a transcript of the video when the body was found:
Logan: Hey, um, I really hate to say this I think someone hanging right there. I’m not even f**king kidding.
Do you see it? This isn’t a f**king joke guys.That’s a f**king person.
Friend: I think you’re f**king right.
Friend 2: Dude, what the heck? What the heck?
Logan: I’ve never seen a dead person.
Friend : You haven’t?
Logan: No bro.
Friend: What the f**k? Oh my god, he’s hanging.
Logan: Bro, did we just a find a dead person hanging in the suicide forest? Do you think that’s real?
Guide: Well, it could be. Because one of my classmates in junior high, he really killed himself when he was only 21.
Logan: His hands are purple, he did this this, this morning.
Friend: Oh no, I’m so sorry about this Logan, this was supposed to be a fun blog.
Logan: What the f**k is going on? Grrr. Why, it’s sinking in bro. This wasn’t supposed to happen man.
It just doesn’t make sense. His bag is right there, he’s got stuff in his pants. Why am I still here? What the f**k are we doing?
I’ve never seen a dead person. I’ve never discovered a dead person. What the f**k?
Friend: What are the chances we choose this part of the path?
Logan: It’s fate.
Friend: It’s not like we can see it (from the main path). It’s right there (he gestures).
Logan (in dramatic voice): It’s how our lives unfold, there’s no going back, I’ve seen things I cant unsee.
Friend: We’ve found a dead body.
Logan: Yep (laughs). What the f**k?
(Addressing people in the car lot) Logan: You guys got a dead guy in the forest, four knots south east.
Friend: Four knots? That’s speed.
Logan: Well you can just tell, he’s been here before.
I’ve got to say, this is the top five craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life
Friend: Top five?
Logan: Top one, this is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m ain’t going to be sober for this s**t. I’m gonna drink this Japanese sake.
Me smiling and laughing is not a portrayal of how I feel about the circumstances. Everyone deals with s**t differently.
If you guys haven’t noticed,I cope with things by humor. While this is incredibly sad, I’ve said it a thousands times this is crazy.
(Addressing a mom and young child in the parking lot) Logan: One piece of advice, listen closely, don’t go over there.
Paul removed the video and has since apologized for his behavior:
Logan then replied: ‘What you’ve never stood next to a dead guy?’ He then started laughing before saying that the whole vlog was supposed to be a joke.
He later appears to realize how his reactions could be perceived, saying: ‘Me smiling and laughing is not a portrayal of how I feel about the circumstances. Everyone deals with s**t differently.’
And Logan’s sick video received so much backlash online that he eventually deleted the post.
Breaking Bad star, Aaron Paul, called Logan ‘pure trash’ before telling him to ‘go rot in hell’.
Source: Daily Mail
The Tweet from Aaron Paul (no relation):
Others — some famous — were outraged both at Paul and at YouTube’s seemingly bizarre standards. YouTube demonetizes conservatives all the time, but allows other things to stay on. Their ‘standards’ seem elastic.
Check out the comments from Twitter:
Logan Paul did a pretty stupid thing.
And he’s paying the price.
That’s what happens when you do stupid things.
We’ve all wondered for a long time, but it looks like medical science has finally determined the problem.
It’s spreading like a plague. For some reason, Liberals are losing their ever-loving minds.
Trump Derangement — and Romney Derangement before that — and Bush Derangement before that are only the tip of the iceberg.
What is driving them so berzerk?
Looks like we’ve found an answer:
A liberal walks into the hospital and asks for an X-ray of its skull. Doctors confirmed what we already feared. Here’s the sad diagnosis…
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