LGBTI YouTubers outraged by Logan Paul's dead body video

YouTuber Logan Paul Apologises After Filming And Joking About Suicide Victim

In Paul's world, Vlog World, the more outrageous a video - the crazier the title, the clickier the headline, the thirstier the thumbnail image - the better.

In the vlog, Paul and his friends intend to camp within the Aokigahara forest for a night with the necessary supplies to do so. He seems aware that the site is sometimes chosen for suicides, but is surprised to come across what appears to be a body hanging from a tree.

"I really hate to say this, I think there's someone hanging right there", he says in the macabre clip.

Immediately, the video cuts to footage of the victim.

And Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul tweeted: "Dear @ LoganPaul, How dare you!"

'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. This same message extends to the middle and end of the video.

During the footage, Logan Paul spoke to the camera, saying "Suicide is not a joke". Depression and mental illness are not a joke. "Why did it become so real?"

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The way Paul handled this situation, however, is what is receiving backlash from both fans of his and members of the entertainment industry.

The video in question was titled "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest..." and featured Logan Paul and his friends walking into the forest before coming across the body.

"Let's start with this - I'm sorry", he posted on Twitter.

"I didn't do it for the views". I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That's never the intention. I meant to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought 'if this video saves just ONE life, it'll be worth it, ' I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. He vowed not to misuse his power and reach in the future. "It won't happen again".

That's telling, too. That Paul knew this video, likely because of its content, wasn't going to make him any money.

Ironically, the swear words were reportedly censored on his video, in order to not offend any of the YouTuber's 15.2 million subscribers; but the dead person was clear for everyone to see (except for the victim's face). "Are you f***ing with us?" If you're not capable of handling it with respect and compassion or you're approaching it with any other reason than to help people, then you just cannot be the one to address it in any shape or form.

Also known as the "suicide forest", the area is infamous because of the high number of suicides that take place there.

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