YouTuber Logan Paul Under Fire For Filming Dead Body

YouTuber Logan Paul Under Fire For Filming Dead Body

It's been "looped" over 50 million times.

Critics blasted the video for being tasteless and offensive, and Paul pulled it from his YouTube page. He's managed to leverage his online popularity into a budding acting career, with an appearance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in 2015, according to his profile on IMDB.

But some on social media did not feel that Paul's apology was sufficient.

"You actually have a chief in the group who is the one who is treating the person or stays with the body to make sure nobody touches anything", she says.

"I want to be the biggest entertainer in the world", he told Business Insider in 2015.

"Like I said, I made a huge mistake", he concludes. "I didn't do it for views". I meant to raise awareness for 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.

Adding to the anger were outtakes of the video - which remained in circulation on Twitter - in which Paul is seen laughing and joking about the incident. In the footage, Logan and his entourage come across a dead body hanging from a tree.

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.

"This is the most real vlog I've ever made", Paul says.

The person's face is blurred in the video. "Um, I really hate to say this", he says, "but I think there's someone hanging right there".

Paul and his friends then continue filming their video, saying that suicide is "not the answer" before Paul is filmed jokingly replying to an off-camera, apparently distraught friend saying "what, you've never seen a dead guy before?"

Paul bursts into laughter.

Paul was mostly known for his slapstick style of comedy, sharing footage of himself doing stunts, telling jokes, and playing pranks. "Depression and mental illnesses are not a joke".

The video was uploaded Sunday and titled "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest".

Paul and his friends gather at the parking lot. "I cope with things with humor".

In the clip, Paul and his crew claimed to have come across the incident while exploring the Aokigahara forest, known widely as Japan's "Suicide Forest".

His apologies didn't stop the Twitter community, fellow actors and activists alike, from slamming him. I'm surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I'm still a human being. "Hopefully this latest video woke them up". You are pure trash.

Makoto explains that they notify police of any bodies recovered and lead those contemplating suicide into safe houses where they can be helped.

In an apology posted on Twitter, Paul said that he published the scene to "raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention". "This is the most real vlog I have ever posted on this channel".

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