January – Logan Paul films a suicide victim in a Suicide Forest in Japan.
February – Logan Paul tasers two dead rats on his balcony at home. Takes a fish out of his pond so it can’t breath and ‘tries’ to give it CPR (wrongly).
March – …Let’s wait and see, shall we?
Logan Paul has just been handed further punishment by YouTube as they’ve decided to suspend AD’s from playing on his videos. A spokeswoman for YouTube said “This is not a decision we made lightly, however, we believe he has exhibited a pattern of behaviour in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community.”
Now, you’d think seeing a suicide victim would be enough for anyone to put down the camera and find help, but instead he decide to film and laugh at the situation and even title the video with the words ‘dead body’. In an interview with Good Morning America, he said he was a “good guy who made a bad decision” and in an apology video he said how sorry he was if it caused offense and wanted a second chance. One month later after his hiatus, he’s back at it again.
So has Logan Paul learned his lesson? I think not.
In case you missed it, after the suicide video controversy, Logan Paul made a comeback video of him stranded on a deserted island yelling “what other YouTuber do you know that can take a three-week break and still gain a million subscribers?” Now if this doesn’t tell you that he hasn’t changed, I don’t know what will.
He cinematised his return like he had been gone for months and we were all eagerly awaiting his return. A lot of his vlogs after spoke of how HE has been affected like “YouTube cutting my [Logan’s] AD Sense in half.”. Logan, I’ve made £10 in just under a year of AD Sense – do you see me complaining? You took a break because of the controversy. Mental health and suicide are no joke – just a reminder.
He said he didn’t get to vlog his brother’s 21st yet that was his choice. YouTube didn’t ban him. They should have, but they didn’t and he’s still complaining. He said ‘he won’t let haters get him down so long as he is improving as a person that’s all that matters’, which is great, but actions speak louder than words.
So let’s fast forward to now and Logan Paul vlogs him tasering a two rats who are DEAD. Human or not I don’t want to see anything/anyone who has died, especially if you’re tasering it which you shouldn’t even be doing in the first place. Oh then he took a fish out from his pond and ‘tried’ to perform CPR on the living fish who couldn’t breath. Yes they were already dead but dispose of the dead animal appropriately…ya know maybe put down the camera and stop filming a dead body for a second or at least don’t taser the poor thing *has Déjà vu*
PETA US Senior Vice President Lisa Lange told UNILAD:
“How many chances does Logan Paul get? PETA finds it repulsive that this ‘internet personality’ with millions of impressionable young followers has not learned the lesson that there is sadness, not humour, in the death of others.
This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitise young people to cruelty to animals, so PETA is calling on the platform to remove it.”
Although YouTube are suspending AD’s as of now, is it going to sink in with him? No. He’s clearly a bad influence for children who’s target audience are young teenagers and adults. Does a man who suggests swallowing tide pods, filming dead animals and a suicide victim deserve any more chances? I think not. He made his return on February 4th and it’s now February 9th – keep that in mind.
FYI – The’ Tide Pod challenge’ is where people bite into the washing pods and film themselves, later uploading it to social media. Some end up in hospital. Yes you read that sentence right and I can’t believe either. How about the ‘read a book challenge’ or the ‘lets stop making stupid challenges’ challenge?
He tweeted this but later deleted it. You CANNOT seriously tell me he’s changed. He has an army of 12-year-olds defending his actions when they’re trying to grow and learn themselves. It amazes me how many challenges have been created these past few years most of them dangerous or just plain stupid and Logan Paul is not helping. Donating $1m to mental health charities is great and I’m sure it will help but I’m not convinced he has changed for the better.
The fact that it took YouTube until NOW to suspend AD’s at the very least is concerning. Clearly a filming a suicide victim and mocking mental health wasn’t enough. So this is why I think YouTube should ban Logan Paul. He’s had plenty of chances. Enough is enough.
What do you have to add to this? Share your opinions below and see what others are saying:
Logan Paul : suicide is nothing to joke about I’ve learned my lesson
Logan Paul: sWaLLOwInG 1 TiDE POd PeR REtweEEt
— jay 🌻 (@etherealdolxn) February 5, 2018
I wonder what kind of dead body controversy we will find Logan Paul in next week.
— freelance webmaster (@camsmithwrites) February 9, 2018
YouTube Restricted (2017)
•all openly LGBTQ+ people’s channels
•people’s channels bc of swearing
•music videos to do with nudity or LGBTQ+
•Didn’t restrict Logan Paul
•Didn’t delete his channel after he posted a video of a dead body & torturing fish and rats
— shay (@aushaylia) February 9, 2018
Oh my god, Logan.
All you needed to do was to avoid anything dead. That was it. Just anything even remotely close to being dead. Dipshit liar.
Put. Him in. The bin.https://t.co/AwETro0piP
— Dean Dobbs (@DeanDobbs) February 9, 2018
Dear @YouTube: Get rid of Logan Paul.
From, all of us.
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) February 9, 2018