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YouTube star Logan Paul apologises after posting controversial suicide video

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American YouTube star Logan Paul pleads for an apology after he posted a harrowing suicide video of a man on his YouTube Vlog. His video generated six million views before it was deleted from his account.

He filmed the video in Aokigahara, which is known as “the Japanese Suicide Forest” because of its reputation. The video includes footage of the dead body of a man who hanged himself. Paul was seen laughing and joking about the incident in the video.

Paul shot the film while he was on his trip to Aokigahara in Japan with his friends.

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The video stirred massive outcry on Twitter and other social media platforms. Other celebrities and Logan’s fellow internet celebrities too denounced his act.


— Laci Green (@gogreen18) January 2, 2018

The users criticized the celebrity while Google-owned YouTube removed the video after he violated the terms of the video-sharing site.

Few of the comments called it ‘disgusting’ and ‘disrespectful’.


He later issued an apology in which he said he doesn’t expect to be forgiven. He also mentioned in his apology that he was ‘misguided’.

“I have made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment, and I don’t expect to be forgiven,” he said in a video apology posted on Twitter.

“I should have never posted the video. I should have put the cameras down and stopped recording what we were going through. There’s a lot of things I should have done differently, but I didn’t”, he said.

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“I’m ashamed of myself,” he added. “I’m disappointed in myself.” Logan Paul currently has a huge fan base with 15 million subscribers visiting his sites.

However, Logan’s video controversy pins towards the substantial crisis of content moderation YouTube is facing since a long time.

The video-sharing site is yet to come up with a decisive plan of action to evenly apply its codes and conducts of video-sharing on its site.