YouTube Star Logan Paul Steps Away From Posting After Outcry Following Suicide Controversy - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

YouTube Star Logan Paul Steps Away From Posting After Outcry Following Suicide Controversy

Paul took to Twitter on Wednesday to say he was suspending his video blog for now and taking time to reflect

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    1111830
    2
    Germany
    117523
    3
    Canada
    85619
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    YouTube Star Apologizes for Video of Apparent Suicide

    American YouTube vlogger and actor Logan Paul faced severe criticism after he posted a video that appeared to show a dead body in a Japanese forest known for suicide attempts.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)

    YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from posting videos following an outcry when he uploaded images of what appeared to be the body of someone who killed themselves in a Japanese forest.

    Paul took to Twitter on Wednesday to say he was suspending his video blog "for now" and "taking time to reflect."

    Paul created a furor when he posted a video of him in a forest near Mount Fuji showing what seemed to be a body hanging from a tree.

    The video was viewed some 6 million times before being removed from Paul's YouTube channel, a verified account with more than 15 million subscribers.

    When the 'Shib Sibs' Saw Leslie Jones in the Crowd, They Knew It Would Be a Good Day

    [NATL] When the 'Shib Sibs' Saw Leslie Jones in the Crowd, They Knew It Would Be a Good Day

    Alex and Maia Shibutani were scanning the crowd before their performance in the ice dance competition at the Olympic Winter Games when they saw a familiar face, "SNL" star Leslie Jones. After that, the "Shib Sibs" took the ice and won a bronze medal.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018)

    A storm of criticism followed despite two apologies, with commenters saying Paul seemed disrespectful and that his initial apology was inadequate.