Edit ModuleShow Tags

Logan Paul’s Back on YouTube, and He’s (Supposedly) Learned Something

Three weeks after the vlogger was ostracized, he’s released an apology vid.


Published:

Viral videos can make or break a career, and Logan Paul’s seen both sides. The YouTube star, whose audience of 16 million is largely made up of kids, went on a hiatus after public outrage over a video that showed Paul making jokes about suicide. The even more upsetting part is that they were made when he came across a body hanging in Japan’s Aokigahara, also known as Suicide Forest.

His apology video titled “Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow” was posted last night, and has already gotten more than 11 million views. It’s part apology and part PSA, with time devoted to his regret as well as sit-downs with activists and professionals who work to end suicide. Paul even announced that he’s donating $1 million to suicide prevention orgs, 25 percent of that going to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Seems like a pretty significant (and unbelievably quick) 180 to us. Interestingly enough, his followers have gone up since the incident, making the offensive and ill-informed Aokigahara video far from a career-ender. Think he’s turned a new leaf? Or does this sound purely like a PR stunt? Watch the vid and let us know in the comments.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

NJ's National Park Sites

Take in the great outdoors this summer with a visit to a NJ National Park site.

Calling All Foodies! The Garden State Plaza’s New Market Pop-Up Is Happening Now

For three months this spot will be cookin’ up food and fun at the GSP.

Things To Do This Weekend, April 20-22

Get the most out of your weekend at these NJ area events. We found more than 40 for you to choose from.

Sesame Place Is the First Theme Park That’s a Certified Autism Center

This Pennsylvania destination is worth the trip, especially for special needs families.

Your Reason to Hit the Shore ASAP: It’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week!

Get deals on the best beachside dining through April 22.

Add your comment: