Hey everyone, Logan Paul is still being annoying!
Remember when he posted a video of him and his douchey friends laughing next to a suicide victim, then monetised a video apology, before making a YouTube video claiming all he wanted to do was ‘raise awareness’? Yeah, he’s still shovelling that.
In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, the disgraced vlogger made more pithy, humdrum remarks about raising awareness and people needing to talk and all the rest of it.
It’s textbook stuff. He’s even wearing a suit.
You can watch it right here:
FULL INTERVIEW: YouTube star @LoganPaul speaks out, one-on-one with @MichaelStrahan. "I am a good guy who made a bad decision…I will think twice in the future about what I post." pic.twitter.com/5ju8WPA4HV
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 1, 2018
Just a few weeks ago, Logan uploaded a PSA vlog, entitled: Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow, to his YouTube channel with links to suicide prevention hotlines.
He had taken a break from vlogging about his daily life after the backlash he received over the Japanese suicide forest video.
In the new video, he said:
I know I’ve made mistakes, I know I’ve let people down, but what happens when you’re given an opportunity to help make a difference in the world?
It’s time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being. I’m here to have a hard conversation so that others can have easier ones.
Paul admits to complete ‘ignorance to the subject’ of suicide and expresses shock at the sheer extent of the epidemic of suicide.
Paul has also pledged to donate $1 million to various suicide prevention organisations, saying:
It’s time to start a new chapter in my life as I continue to educate both myself and others on suicide.
I am humbled and thankful to say this is just the beginning.
Fans have come out in his defence over the upload.
.@LoganPaul has a long way to go and people are right to continue to question his motives but today's video was a thoughtful first step. hopefully this is part of a true effort to move on from sensationalist content – https://t.co/VqU5q97jKi
— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) January 24, 2018
One user wrote:
I am actually sooo proud of Logan for coming back so strong trying to learn from his mistakes.
I was very disappointed in him when the scandal happened but now the loganster in me is soo happy and proud of Logan.
There are millions of people out there waiting for your vlogs… they like to watch your vlogs coz it’s you in your vlogs who gives them happiness but some people forget that sometimes a person who gives them happiness is also a human and because he is a human he can make some mistakes [sic].
Logan’s original apology for the video included an announcement he would be taking a break from YouTube, but it seems the break lasted as long as it took him to post his PSA, on the same day.
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