He is getting destroyed by the internet but is this going to put a dent in his pocket??
Yesterday Logan Paul uploaded the biggest video of the year to the platform. Him in the famous suicide forest showcasing a dead body he found.
As you can imagine the video got the instant backlash to the point where he took it down and said it was all about prevention and education.
Everyone and I mean everyone is destroying this dude:
And I really want to know if this is messing with his $$$ yet?
Here is what ABC had to say:
Everyone is coming out with their opinion on this situation including the website it was posted on. YouTube has released an official statement after popular vlogger Logan Paul posted a video which showed a dead body.
Our hearts go out to the family of the person featured in the video.
YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner. If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the site when supported by appropriate educational or documentary information and in some cases it will be age-gated.
We partner with safety groups such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to provide educational resources that are incorporated in our YouTube Safety Center.
Logan earlier issued a written apology on his Twitter account shortly after the backlash.
Dear Internet, where do I begin. Let’s start with this – I’m sorry. This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong.
I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention.
I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought ‘if this video saves just one life it’ll be worth it’, I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video.
I do this sh*t everyday. I’ve made a 15 minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without assessing the possible ramifications.
I’m often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have & with great power comes great responsibility… for the first time in my life
I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won’t happen again.
His apology hasn’t been well-received by everybody, with many celebrities and fans suggesting it ‘isn’t enough’.