Logan Paul

The Internet is a strange place, my friends. We live in a world where any moron with a camera and an Internet connection has the power to reach millions of people with the literal click of a button. One such moron, Logan Paul, can actually reach over 15 million users on YouTube, and, boy, has he done a fine job of pissing almost the entire world off in the past week or so.

To bring you up to speed, this asshat somehow thought it would be a good idea to take a trip to Japan’s infamous Aokigahara forest – also known as the Suicide Forest – and make a vlog about it.

During filming, Paul and his merry band of bro-tards come across what is presumed to be the body of a person who recently committed suicide. He then proceeded to laugh about the situation on camera. He also goes on to say he posted the video to – get this shit – raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.

Tell us more, Logan Paul, you bag of dicks, you.

Obviously, the video didn’t go over well – because why would it? I didn’t watch the clip, for obvious reasons, but also because I’ve never been a fan of Paul’s work. I’m flabbergasted by the fact that this idiot has over 15 million subscribers, while great YouTubers who put out stellar content (Casey Neistat, Peter McKinnon, or MKBHD, anyone?) and don’t have half the following. And now, this negative publicity is likely getting him even more followers than ever before.

But that’s an entirely different story.

Logan Paul isn’t the only guilty one here.

Don’t get me wrong. This kid is certainly the main antagonist in this story, but YouTube is also under fire here, as well. Not only did they let the video stay up – Paul ended up deleting it, likely to save face – but the company never issued a peep about the incident. Until today, that is. Almost a week later, the official YT account on Twitter offered what might be the lamest string of bullshit in the form of tweets we’ve seen in a long time.

And don’t forget, we’re smack in the middle of Trump’s presidency. We see lots of bullshit on Twitter. But these tweets – and the amount of time it took for them to be tweeted after the incident – show that YouTube doesn’t give a damn about its community.

YouTube’s “open letter” is weak.

Really, YouTube?

They’re “looking into further consequences”.

Really? 

This is like saying “We know the star QB probably broke the rules, but we’re going to let him play anyway.”

Why not suspend his account – or even one step further (do us all a favor) – and delete his account altogether? Is it because 15 million jagoffs watch his videos and view the ads you place on them? I mean, look no further than his pathetic “apology” video for proof here. It has over 38 million views in less than a week. Sadly, I did watch this one, just to see how the kid handles himself in the face of backlash and outrage. I’m not linking to it here, though.

Spoiler alert: he gave a half-assed “I’m so sorry,” and said he’s taking a break from vlogging.

But that ain’t good enough.

YouTube needs to force a break on him and make it a permanent one. If you, me, or anyone else who doesn’t have 15 million subscribers, out accounts would have been toast the minute people caught wind of this disgusting video.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out and what steps YouTube does end up taking to make sure something like this never happens. Till then, what do you think about this mess?

Let us know in the comment thread.



2 COMMENTS

  1. Unclutch your pearls, already. Calling for banning, punishment, suspension over something that was as you say some “jagoff” being a jagoff. Poor taste? Yep. Pretty dispicable? Yep. Now go through all the other vids and channels with your feigned outrage and let’s shut everything down and everyone up that bunches up your knickers. MAN that post was over the top.

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