YouTube Star Logan Paul Sparks Outrage With Disturbing Suicide Victim Footage

Social media users have reacted angrily to a video posted by YouTube star Logan Paul in which he showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, nicknamed “Suicide Forest.”

Paul posted the footage to YouTube with the title “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…”

“This is not clickbait. This is the most real vlog I’ve ever posted to this channel,” Paul says in an intro to the nearly 15-minute video. “I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history because I’m pretty sure this has never hopefully happened to anyone on YouTube ever. Now with that said: Buckle the fuck up, because you’re never gonna see a video like this again!”

The video shows what appears to be a body hanging in the Aokigahara.

Yo, are you alive?” Paul asks. “Are you fucking with us?”

“So, a lot of things are going through my mind. This is a first for me,” Paul tells the camera as he continues to film the body from a few feet away.

“His hands are purple. He did this this morning,” says Paul.

“Oh no, I’m so sorry, Logang,” says Paul. “This was supposed to be a fun vlog.”

Reaction on Twitter has been swift:

Paul has since removed the video, and issued multiple apologies to his fans.

He posted the following statement to his Twitter account, writing in part: “I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before.”