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02nd Jan 2018

Irish Stars Condemn YouTuber Logan Paul’s “Disturbing” Suicide Forest Video

Megan Cassidy

Irish stars have lashed out at YouTuber Logan Paul after he posted a graphic video in the Japanese ‘Suicide Forest’. 

The 22-year-old sparked a massive online outcry after he published a video featuring a dead body that he found in the forest, and now Rubberbandits, Brian McFadden, Cian Twomey and Stephen Byrne are among the Irish stars condemning the video. 

The offending vlog, titled ‘We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest’ was uploaded to Paul’s 15 million YouTube subscribers on December 31, and was watched 6 million times before it was deleted. 

The clip featured the American vlogger visiting the ancient forest in Japan with his friends. When they stumbled upon a dead body, they continued to film. 

The deceased was an apparent suicide victim and while Logan blurred the victim’s face, he zoomed up on his hands an other parts of his dead body. 

The decision to upload the video sparked a wave of criticism online. 

Rubber Bandits wrote:

‘Logan Paul filming a body of someone who died by suicide and uploading to YouTube for his audience of children is disturbing. Zero empathy or awareness. He needs to piss off’ 

RTÉ 2fm presenter Stephen Byrne shared a previous video of Paul’s and wrote: 

‘This whole situation had me questioning why his parents never step in and say WTF but then I remembered this video of his dad dabbing before creepily kissing one of his brother’s young friends. We all become our parents.’ 

Brian McFadden wrote: ‘This guy is famous for being famous. All this outrage and attention will only make him bigger and gain him more followers. should just ban him. Instantly’

Viral online star Cian Twomey wrote: 

‘Logan Paul recording and uploading incredibly graphic images of a suicide victim to his 15 MILLION YOUNG FANS has me absolutely fucking astonished and disgusted. Completely disgraceful.’

Logan Paul has since apologised for the video, writing in a note shared on Twitter: 

“I didn’t do it for views. I get views.

“I’m often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have & with great power comes great responsiblity… for the first time in my life I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. 

“It won’t happen again.”

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