LGBTI YouTubers outraged by Logan Paul's dead body video

Logan Paul Suicide Forest Vlog

In the clip, Paul and his crew claimed to have come across the incident while exploring the Aokigahara forest, known widely as Japan's "Suicide Forest".

In the beginning of the video, Paul gives an introduction about how this is his most real vlog ever and how he chose not to monitize the video "for obvious reasons".

YouTube star Laci Green was not amused, NPR reported, tweeting that "exploiting a suicide victim in Japan to the tune of 6M+ views while YouTube demonetizes students protesting in Iran is a ideal example of what a sociopathic garbage fire YouTube has become".

Today, Paul released a video statement where he offered a serious apology to the victim's family and those who suffer from mental illness.

'How long he would have had to sit there looking at that footage of that poor person, and how not once did he think "maybe just MAYBE this is really, really wrong..."'.

"I have made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgement, and I don't expect to be forgiven".

Although the face of the victim was blurred out and Paul never monetized the video (which means he wouldn't make money from ads shown before the video), he immediately faced a firestorm of criticism on social media.

The backlash Paul received included a tweet from actress and online video veteran Anna Akana, who lost her sister, Kristina, to suicide 10 years ago.

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The video was removed from his channel but not before already garnering over six million views. I meant to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought "if video saves just ONE life, it'll be worth it", I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video.

If you or someone you know could use some support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or reach out to the Crisis Text Line on 741741.

The comedian continued shooting after discovering the body and asked the tour guide if they should call the police, in the posted video.

"For the first time in my life I'm regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly". If new information hits our desk, we'll let you know. "It won't happen again".

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul also spoke out on Twitter to criticize the video.

'U OK M8?' is an initiative from LADbible in partnership with a range of mental health charities which features a series of films and stories to raise awareness of mental health.

"I do strongly believe that you can joke about anything, but I also believe that there is a right way and not the best way to joke about things", Kjellberg said at the time. You don't deserve the success (views) you have.

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