Logan Paul Takes YouTube Break Following Suicide Video Backlash
As he mentioned in his first apology, Logan Paul has “made a 15-minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days.” But that video-uploading streak ended yesterday as the 22-year-old wisely decided not to post a vlog following his stupid decision to show more than 15 million subscribers the dead body of a man who committed suicide.
The former Vine star tweeted, “Taking time to reflect. No vlog for now. See you soon.”
taking time to reflect
no vlog for now
see you soon
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 4, 2018
Logan has posted two apologies in the wake of the controversial video, one being an egotistical note and the other a video message that actually garnered him thousands of dollars.
The first apology read, “I didn’t do it for 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. […] I do this sh*t every day. I’ve made a 15-minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One my understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing the possible ramifications.”
The second, which was monetized on YouTube for a significant period of time, was more heartfelt.
“I should’ve never posted the video,” he said. “I should’ve put the cameras down and stopped recording what we were going through. There’s a lot of things I should’ve done differently, but I didn’t and for that, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry.”
He continued, “I want to apologize to the Internet. I want to apologize to anyone who’s seen the video. I want to apologize to anyone who has been affected or touched by mental illness or depression or suicide. But most importantly I want to apologize to the victim and his family. For my fans who are defending my actions, please don’t. They do not deserve to be defended.”
We have no idea when (or if) the blond plans to return to daily vlogging, but we do know there are tons of people who are hoping YouTube terminates his channel for good.