PewDiePie Destroys Logan Paul For Dead Body Video In One Tweet

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PewDiePie, never a YouTuber to shy away from controversy, has weighed in on Logan Paul’s disgraceful recent upload to the video sharing site. 

After Logan posted a 15-minute clip to YouTube depicting the dead body of a man who had recently taken his own life, the online vlogging collective has criticised his actions, rightly.

Equally controversial YouTuber, PewDiePie, passed his judgement on Paul via Twitter too:

He parodied Logan’s reaction to the events of the YouTube video, writing:

Logan Paul goes to ”suicide forest”:

WoAH wE f0UNd ded GuY here!!!!!

s0 cRaZy!
lEMme jUsT zOom in oN tHis F0r tHe Vl0g

OK guYs seRiousLy , lEAve a like if yur sad to0..

Logan Paul/YouTube

YouTubers will go to extreme lengths to get views, thus is the world we live in.

Yet Logan Paul has now been forced to take this particularly grim example off YouTube.

It violated pretty much every guideline and common decency, when it showed a dead body.

Logan Paul/YouTube

Logan and his crew travelled to Japan, filming themselves venturing through a forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji, otherwise known as ‘Suicide Forest’ locally.

During the 15 minute video, the crew came across the body of a man hanging from a tree after the deceased, who remains unidentified, killed himself.

After the tragic discovery – which the crew were obviously going out of their way to find – Logan turns the camera on the body and zooms in as the police are being called.

Logan Paul/YouTube

He then turns the camera upon himself as he reacts to the unfolding events, in a hideous and unintentional parody of ‘YouTuber Reacts’ video tropes.

The video, which wasn’t monetised, was intended to raise awareness for suicide – in the most misguided and sensationalist way possible – apparently.

As you could probably imagine, Logan has received a huge amount of backlash for his insensitive portrayal of the tragic aftermath of suicide, which has reached the point of epidemic in Japan.

The YouTuber has since apologised in a Twitter essay:

He wrote, ‘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.

It’s 2018. Let’s grab life by the Pokéballs.

A post shared by Logan Paul (@loganpaul) on

Paul concluded with a small ego trip to pepper the apology:

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.

As well as PewDiePie, another well known figure has stepped in to criticise Logan Paul – none other than Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul.

Although he didn’t use his iconic term ‘Yo B*tch’, he did come down hard on the YouTube star – and deservedly right!

Taking to Twitter, Aaron wrote:

Dear @LoganPaul, how dare you! You disgust me. I can’t believe so many young people look up to you. So sad.

Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell. Ap.

Logan rounded things off by saying he loves people and believes in people, including the hashtag ‘Logang4life’ – but evidently doesn’t understand human sensibilities all that well.

Logan Paul/YouTube

YouTubers will go to extreme lengths to get views, thus is the world we live in. 

Yet one previously popular online vlogger, Logan Paul, made a very unpopular – and frankly grim – video which he has now been forced to take off YouTube.

It violated pretty much every guideline and common decency, when it showed a dead body.

Logan Paul/YouTube

Logan and his crew travelled to Japan, filming themselves venturing through a forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji, otherwise known as ‘Suicide Forest’ locally.

During the 15 minute video, the crew came across the body of a man hanging from a tree after the deceased, who remains unidentified, killed himself.

After the tragic discovery – which the crew were obviously going out of their way to find – Logan turns the camera on the body and zooms in as the police are being called.

Logan Paul/YouTube

He then turns the camera upon himself as he reacts to the unfolding events, in a hideous and unintentional parody of ‘YouTuber Reacts’ video tropes.

The video, which wasn’t monetised, was intended to raise awareness for suicide – in the most misguided and sensationalist way possible, apparently.

As you could probably imagine, Logan has received a huge amount of backlash for his insensitive portrayal of the tragic aftermath of suicide, which has reached the point of epidemic in Japan.

The YouTuber has since apologised in a Twitter essay:

He wrote:

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.

It’s 2018. Let’s grab life by the Pokéballs.

A post shared by Logan Paul (@loganpaul) on

Paul concluded with a small ego trip to pepper the apology:

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.

Logan rounded things off by saying he loves people and believes in people, including the hashtag ‘Logang4life’ – but evidently doesn’t understand human sensibilities that well.

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Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.