YouTubers Causing National Problems?

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YouTubers Causing National Problems?

Logan Paul

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Logan Paul

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Logan Paul

Keely Washburn and Aya Outhman

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YouTube has changed the way young adults, families, and kids live their lives. You can find videos like daily vlogs (a video blog), DIY (Do It Yourself), challenges, and much more. Millions of people each day tune in to see their favorite YouTube stars during their daily lives. But lately, the brand YouTube has been in the news lately, and not for a good reason.

YouTube star Logan Paul has a follower base of over 15 millions fans. He posts daily vlogs, pranks, challenges,and has been featured in movies.  He travels the world visiting his fan base that he calls the “Logang.” Logan is well known for his brand “The Maverick” and for competing with his younger brother Jake Paul, and his Team 10 crew.

Logan became one of the most popular, and fastest growing stars on the internet. At the end of 2017, he and his team flew to Japan, filming it all. It wasn’t until he and his friends went to the Mt. Aokigahara, also known as Japan’s Suicide Forest.  While there the group of friends went off the trail and soon found a person who had taken their own life. Instead of turning off the camera, Paul continued to video and even at a point shows the body (he blurred out the face.) The way the group reacted is what is causing the problems.

The video posted on January 1, 2018, entitled “We found a dead body in Japanese Suicide Forest…” and it went viral within the first hour of it being uploaded, with a whopping 6.3 million views in the first 24 hours. The 15-minute video contained him stating many times, that “Suicide is not a joke” and “depression and mental illness are not a joke. We came here to focus on the haunted aspects of the forest.” He then went on to talk about how many people deal with mental illnesses on a daily basis. This is what brought up part of the problem. He later went on to make a joke to his friends, “What, you had never stood next to a dead guy before?”

Logan soon realized all the hate he was getting for the video, and he took the video down and ushered an apology. He went on Twitter to post a long apology to his fans (fans aging anywhere from 7-18) and later went on to upload a video to his channel entitled “ I’m sorry.” The next day he went on Twitter to say that there would be no vlog for the day; and he hasn’t posted anything to his channel or social media since the problem occurred.

 

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