Youtube star Logan Paul apologises for outraging netizens after posting a video of suicide victim

4 January 2018
YouTube star Logan Paul has been forced to issue an apology after posting a video to his channel which featured footage of a suicide victim.

The clip, which garnered a reported 6.3million views during the 24 hours it was online for, showed Paul in a forest at the base of Mt Fuji which is known as "Suicide forest".

Titled, "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest", Paul and his friends explore the well known suicide hotspot before zooming in on a body, adding: "This is a first for me."

He has since deleted the video and issued an apology after facing huge backlash, insisting he 'didn't do it for views'.

"This is a first for me. I've never faced criticism like this before, because I've never made a mistake like this before. I'm surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I'm still a human being. I can be wrong." he wrote.

However celebs such as Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and Sophie Turner have taken the time to call him out on exactly what he's done, and why it's beyond not okay.

Disclaimer: some strong language

While fellow YouTuber Phillip DeFranco adds that it's also partly down to YouTube for hosting the video in the first place.

While most, the apologies were simply too little too late.

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