In an interview with ABC News, Logan Paul sets the record straight about his controversial video in Aokigahara, which many call Japan's "suicide forest". In a since deleted video posted on Logan Paul's YouTube channel, Logan and a few friends can be seen discovering a dead body of an apparent suicide victim. Logan Paul received a massive amount of backlash for that video, as he seemed to make a joke about the victim stating, “What, you never stand next to a dead guy?”
In the interview, Michael Strahan asks Logan what he was doing there in the first place, and he said the idea was to "do another fun vlog". He and friends were going to camp out, but he said things took a turn. He also said, "And I believe it happened for a reason, and I think the reason is so I could take this experience, learn from it, spread the message the right way about suicide prevention and suicide prevention awareness."
Logan, who is known for posting over the top, crazy, and unrelatable but fun videos, says he is a "good guy who made a bad decision". He also says that he will think twice about what he posts in the future. The YouTuber, who has over 16 million subscribers has a wide variety of fans that range anywhere from 8 years old to late 30s. After seeing the controversial video, parents were alarmed and said they would be monitoring what their kids are watching. Surprisingly, Logan gained subscribers from that video that brought so much hate to his channel.
Logan returned to YouTube last week with a suicide prevention video titled, "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow". In the interview with ABC News, he said ironically, he's being told to commit suicide now. While it seems like Logan knows that he made a mistake, it will definitely take his subscribers, and the rest of the internet, a while to trust him.
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