Logan Paul's Suicide Forest Video Controversy
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On December 31st, 2017, Logan Paul uploaded a video to YouTube in which he visited Aokigahara, a forest on Mt. Fuji in Japan colloquially known as the "Suicide Forest" for the unusually high number of suicides that take place there. The video has since been deleted, but received over at least 6.2 million views before then. In the video, Paul finds a body hanging. Paul went on to say in the video that suicide and depression are serious issues. While the original video has since been deleted, a mirrored version was uploaded to Live Leak on January 2nd, 2018, which garnered more than 919,000 views within 24 hours (shown below). It is also available on Internet Archive.
This video has been critically panned by many YouTubers and even PewDiePie himself. People have bashed on this video for the fact that Logan literally laughed at a dead body and basically messed around with it. This video has since became very infamous among the Paul Brothers hate community and is now considered the worst video ever made by not just Logan Paul himself, but also among both the Paul brothers. Later on, Logan uploaded an apology video, but many did not forgive him, and was entirely dislike-bombed with over 2 million dislikes, making it one of the most disliked YouTube videos of all time. The suicide forest video became so bad, KSI had to bet him in a boxing match, which made it the largest event in YouTube history. The first fight was considered a tie, but in the second fight, KSI won by SD (split decision). This video was known to be the lowest point on YouTube during 2018, making it a rough start of 2018.
Despite this, Susan Wojcicki supported him, which is incredibly bad, considering that he broke various guidelines previously.
Lesson of the Day
Yes, Logan has spread some major controversy, and now he has led himself into a fight with KSI. This is why you should never laugh at a dead person.