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Logan Paul

Youtube (Daily Vlogs) // Youtube (Official) // Instagram // Twitter // Vine // Merch Shop

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Background:

Logan Paul is the 22 year old brother of fellow Youtuber Jake Paul who initially rose to fame on the video sharing platform Vine. He is known for his high-energy daily vlogs where he describes his day-to-day life. He also makes music videos and diss tracks, and has been in some movies. His behavior in his vlogs is considered to be obnoxious and immature by many, thus leading to the majority of his fans being under the age of 15. He calls his fans the "Logang."

Controversies:

Faking Colorblindness

  • In late November 2016, Logan uploaded a vlog showing himself wearing special colorblind glasses and seeing the sunset for the first time. His reaction is a bit exaggerated and was parodied by other Youtubers such as H3H3 and iDubbbz
  • Logan's video was picked up by several media outlets, citing it as inspirational and moving
  • Soon after, people began to call out Logan for faking his colorblindness since months before in previous videos, he had been able to identify colors he claimed to not be able to see
  • Prior to Logan uploading his colorblind video, another Youtuber known as TheProGamerJay (Who is known for lying and clickbaiting) released a video where he wore special glasses and saw color for the first time. Logan may have seen the success of this video, and tried to emulate it by faking colorblindness. 
  • Comment discussing the many contradictions with Logan's colorblindness:

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Aokigahara Forest Suicide Victim

  • On January 1st, 2018, Logan uploaded a vlog of him and his friends in Japan. In this vlog, they were going on a trip to the Aokigahara forest, which is infamous due to it being a popular place for young people to commit suicide.

Video summary, since the original was deleted and many probably don't want to watch it (tw; suicide):

  • Right off the bat, Logan's video shows the victim's body hanging in the thumbnail, while Logan faces the camera with a ridiculous bright green alien hat on his head
  • Video starts with Logan giving a serious speech about depression and suicide
  • Next, it shows Logan and his friends joking around in the forest parking lot, talking about how the place is a suicide hotspot and how they plan on camping out in the forest overnight
  • Logan's tour guide mentions that when he was younger, a friend of his committed suicide and Logan's reaction is rather odd. Instead of looking shocked or sad, he gives an incredulous "What? No way, woah!" sort of reaction and doesn't seem to take it very seriously
  • Logan and his friends then head off into the forest, into an area that's forbidden. People are not allowed to leave the forest trail, since they risk getting lost or stumbling upon a dead body. The people who manage the forest employ people to search for and collect the bodies, so that others will not find one by accident.
    • In a way, it's almost like Logan went off the trail in hopes to find a body to make the vlog more "interesting"
  • As Logan and his friends head deeper off the trail, Logan suddenly points up ahead and for the only time in the video, looks a bit disturbed. He exclaims that it looks like there's a body hanging from the tree up ahead
  • He and his friends approach the body, and all seem to have amused smiles on their faces while Logan calls out to the body to check if there's any response. He exclaims how crazy it is that they found a body and that he's never "seen this kind of thing before"
  • Throughout this part, he tells the tour guide to call the police as the cameraman pans the camera across the body, while zooming in and filming Logan's reactions to it. Logan exclaims that "Look at his hands, they're blue!" "He probably just died this morning!" The cameraman even goes on to film the victim's face, albeit blurred out. 
  • During all of this, Logan still cracks some jokes about finding a dead body as the body hangs next to them and his friends still have amused smiles on their faces
  • Finally, they are escorted out by the police and fire department. The police scold Logan for going into a place that is strictly off limits, and he just makes an excuse along the lines of "Well I didn't know haha!"
  • As they stand around in the parking lot, Logan approaches a family with a little girl who apparently recognizes him. He continues to crack jokes with his friends and jokes about not going into that part of the forest to the little girl. This is all only very shortly after he discovered a dead body
  • He ends the video by sitting smack-dab in the middle of stairs going down to a train station, inconveniencing other people trying to go down to give another speech about depression and suicide. 
  • Reaction to this video was extremely negative from everyone except his fans. Mainstream celebrities, such as Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad even condemned the video. Youtubers like Pewdiepie, H3H3, and Philip Defranco.

Pictures of reactions under the spoiler (tw, one shows the thumbnail)

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Logan later releases a response after receiving backlash for the vlog:

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Later, Logan released an apology video on his twitter.

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Pictured: Logan Paul, reminiscing on that sweet, sweet view count

Phillip DeFranco discusses the entire situation in the first part of his 1/3/2018 episode, if you'd rather watch that then read through this post: 

 

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I can't believe people actually believed that video was for real, his acting is atrocious. They should know better.

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I love how simplynailogical made a parody of this :'D

 

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from the time i saw the thumbnail it was all fishy to me and i didnt even bother to watch the whole video to realise that it was fake;he was trying too hard.i had seen another video of ppl with actual colourblindness and they didn't act like that

cristine's(simplynailogical)parody of it was amazing.so much sarcasm:D

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So glad there is a thread now about him!! I read an article about him a while back in which a reporter followed him around to see how is life was like and basically all he does is try to become internet famous after becoming vine famous (at least from what i remember) 

http://www.businessinsider.com/vine-star-logan-paul-profile-2015-7

it might have been this one but im not certain since it was so long ago, but all I can say is that everything he does just reeks of desperation. From like every part of his video. I cannot watch his crap without wanting to cringe. 

Also heres a video by H3h3 making fun of his colorblindness video and exposing it as fake, if you skip to 2:50 is when they start talking about it: 

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I love Cristine, her humor is divine.

Also, all his videos give me an clickbait vibe.

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This guy is so annoying. I assumed his videos are meant to appeal to 14 year olds.

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Just found this

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Not sure if it's real or not but I will check later.

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the question is: we gonna see him using the glasses after this vid?

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Oh lord, he's another one of those "online celebrities" that are only popular because of how all his preteen fans think he's "hot"

He's honestly not even that funny LOL

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That boy has no idea how to put on a shirt.  I guess the glasses that teach him how to put on clothes is still in the mail. 

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He was on criminal minds or Law and Order SVU, forgot which one, and I just want to say I hated seeing his face. Acting is subpar too.

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He is or was on some show on Disney or something basically a show about a fake YouTube 

 

cant really explain but here's a link

https://youtu.be/wo884iBcU1Q

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So... this is making waves and for good reason.  He went to the Suicide Forest and filmed an actual dead body and posted it for revenue. This is someone who killed themselves tragically by hanging themselves from a tree and Logan Paul thought 'wow, great video for New Year's eve!'  Sick man.  It's getting a ton of views.  I'm adding the link just for prove, not to encourage people to click.  What people will do for money.  

Lots of vloggers even Pewdew Pie are speaking out about this on twitter.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn6zsxSWyaI&t=608s

 

 

I saw that too! I read the comments and its all a bunch of his fans saying 'omg logan i love you' etc. He even has the audacity to put his freaking face right next to a body of dead person in his thumbnail -__- 

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