Downfall of Logan Paul

Alexis Cesarini, Staff Reporter

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Since he was 17 years old, this Youtube video blogger has been trying to create a name for himself, obtaining over 15 million subscribers in five years.

But going into the new year, the 22-year-old from Westlake, Ohio may have just put his comedic career in jeopardy.

Logan Paul made and posted a video taking place in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest that contains very sensitive material. As the controversial and possibly offensive video quickly made its way around the globe, Paul has received severe criticism and backlash concerning it.

Many people have agreed that a big problem lies in the fact that many of his fans are young children that look up to him as a role model. Parents are now concerned that Youtube is not doing its job of filtering the videos and making sure they are appropriate for the eyes of the internet. Paul deleted the video two hours after posting it, but Youtube is still promising that his entire account will be cancelled along with it.

According to, Youtube is listening to it’s users’ complaints and will be handling it accordingly, and as soon as possible.

Paul is attempting to reach the betrayed hearts of his fans through a series of apologies on twitter. His first apology appeared on Jan 1, where he stated that he “didn’t do it for views,” claiming he already gets those.

“I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity,” Paul wrote.

On Jan 2, he posted a video asking for a second chance. This vocal apology was viewed over 14.3 million times and received about 48.5 thousand comments, several of them saying how this situation reflects poorly on America as a whole.

People will continue to disagree on the controversy while Logan Paul takes a break from his vlogs and takes time to reflect. As far as local opinions go, “he should have given more thought into what he said and been more considerate, he needs this in order to learn,” senior Sema Karaoglu said.

Maybe by 2019 this will be forgotten, maybe not. However, it’s easy to see that Logan Paul began his year with a rough start and now is learning from his mistakes.

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