Logan Paul's dead man video controversy

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Postby Hugo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:25 am



This video basically explains it.

What a f/cking c***, all for views and this is the kind of shit children are exposed to.
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Postby Spartan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:33 am

Yeah, not a clever idea putting that on. Really insensitive.

However, he’s since apologised about making an ethical (not illegal) mistake. We should really accept the apology, make the choice to stop watching his vlogs if we please, and move on.
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Postby Hugo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:35 am

YouTuber Logan Paul's video of a dead body put his own audience at risk

YouTuber Logan Paul posted a video on New Year’s Eve showing what appeared to be the body of a person who had died by suicide — and by doing so, he may have put his audience at risk. The video, which Polygon reports has been deleted from Paul’s 15 million-subscriber YouTube channel, sparked outrage for its disrespectful treatment of a dead body. But the truth is that turning the remains of a human being into a spectacle is worse than just horrifyingly bad taste: by sensationalizing suicide, it could also be dangerous.

The video shows Paul and his friends visiting Japan’s Aokigahara forest. There, they spot a body of someone who had apparently killed himself, Polygon’s Julia Alexander reports. “Paul then walks up to the body, providing closeups of the man’s hands and zooming in on the pockets of the victim to point out he still has his wallet,” Alexander writes.

The danger is that such detailed, sensationalized coverage of suicide can prompt copycat behavior — a phenomenon called suicide contagion. “Suicide contagion is real, which is why I’m concerned about it,” Madelyn Gould, a professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, told The New York Times after actor Robin Williams’ widely publicized death from suicide.

People don’t kill themselves because of just one thing, like a divorce or watching a video. But exposure to suicide can increase the risk of suicidal behavior for vulnerable people, like those with mental illness or substance use disorders. Suicidal behavior, mental illness, and substance use disorders are all treatable, but those who experience them may feel hopeless. So being exposed to suicide, whether directly (a friend or family member’s suicide, for example), or indirectly (like through media coverage) can influence the likelihood of attempts. Young adults are especially susceptible, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. And Paul’s audience is primarily young people, Alexander reports.

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Postby Hugo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:40 am

Spartan wrote:Yeah, not a clever idea putting that on. Really insensitive.

However, he’s since apologised about making an ethical (not illegal) mistake. We should really accept the apology, make the choice to stop watching his vlogs if we please, and move on.
That wasn't an apology, he basically bragged about the fact that views are guaranteed, so he didn't do it for that reason. I'm sorry, he's nothing but trash, that was the worst apology since Kevin Spacey's.
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Postby Spartan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:01 am

Hugo wrote:
Spartan wrote:Yeah, not a clever idea putting that on. Really insensitive.

However, he’s since apologised about making an ethical (not illegal) mistake. We should really accept the apology, make the choice to stop watching his vlogs if we please, and move on.
That wasn't an apology, he basically bragged about the fact that views are guaranteed, so he didn't do it for that reason. I'm sorry, he's nothing but trash, that was the worst apology since Kevin Spacey's.
It was an apology. He just explained his very misguided reasons for posting it.

Kevin Spacey’s apology was laughable.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:35 am

All of his stuff should be demonetized like they did with Pewdiepie (who failed at doing ''edgy'' jokes).
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:55 am

Lol @ people just now realizing that he (and his brother) is a piece of shit.
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Postby KEY9481 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:17 am

This shows why Youtubers should not be a thing.
What a piece of human trash.
And that apology message. LOL. Me, myself and I.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:24 am

KEY9481 wrote:This shows why Youtubers should not be a thing.
What a piece of human trash.
And that apology message. LOL. Me, myself and I.
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Postby DnBLover » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:40 am

KEY9481 wrote:This shows why Youtubers should not be a thing.
And it shows this exactly how?
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:37 pm

DnBLover wrote:
KEY9481 wrote:This shows why Youtubers should not be a thing.
And it shows this exactly how?
All of youtube stars follow the same path of clickbait sensationalism.
However, there is a handful of good channels.
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Postby spiritboy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:36 pm

Disgusting. I don't think he genuinely regrets what he did even though he apologized for it.
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Postby bluecherry » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:34 pm

joiPrince_JO wrote:Lol @ people just now realizing that he (and his brother) is a piece of shit.
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Postby LittleLinda » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:04 pm

Spartan wrote:
Hugo wrote:
Spartan wrote:Yeah, not a clever idea putting that on. Really insensitive.

However, he’s since apologised about making an ethical (not illegal) mistake. We should really accept the apology, make the choice to stop watching his vlogs if we please, and move on.
That wasn't an apology, he basically bragged about the fact that views are guaranteed, so he didn't do it for that reason. I'm sorry, he's nothing but trash, that was the worst apology since Kevin Spacey's.
It was an apology. He just explained his very misguided reasons for posting it.

Kevin Spacey’s apology was laughable.
Lolwut?

So he ventures into the infamous "suicide forest" in Japan. Irreverently films a dead body. Takes the time to edit and upload the video, including a clickbait thumbnail of the corpse. All for the sake of "suicide awareness", because without his video of an actual suicide victim's corpse we would have never ever realised... what exactly? That suicide isn't just a myth?
And only after the rightful shitstorm he realises that it might be a tad bit insensitive? All the while explaining that "hey, I would never ever do that for clicks, I get them anyway". Puhlease. That's the definition of a laughable excuse, if there ever was one.
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:10 pm

joiPrince_JO wrote:Lol @ people just now realizing that he (and his brother) is a piece of shit.
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Postby Damiennatas1 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:00 pm

TouTubers these days are unbearable and I hope people won’t take his apology and realise how up their own arses they are. They’re the journalists of this generation, anything for a story.
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Postby SummerPeur » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:23 pm

bluecherry wrote:
joiPrince_JO wrote:Lol @ people just now realizing that he (and his brother) is a piece of shit.
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Postby abi » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:11 am

Many YouTubers these days are so desperate to get them views it's disgusting.

Apparently, it's not the only problematic thing he did during his trip to Japan.



And the fact that his 'fans' are still supporting him... Dumbass. :roll:
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Postby KEY9481 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:37 am

^ if that was the only thing.....

He made a mockery of every cultural aspect you could think of when in Japan.



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Postby Hugo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:50 am

I'm appalled, he should've been arrested for that behaviour.

Kids find that funny...
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Postby heppolo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:06 pm

Youtube is scared to lose their revenue if they start demonetize those no-name attention seekers
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:07 pm

Actually vile
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Postby LittleLinda » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:46 pm

Before this thread I had never even heard of this guy... now I regret that I ever did. What an ass, he needs to disappear!
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Postby DnBLover » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:02 pm

I had never heard of this scmbag before but wow... He's disgusting.
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Postby DnBLover » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:03 pm

heppolo wrote:
DnBLover wrote:
KEY9481 wrote:This shows why Youtubers should not be a thing.
And it shows this exactly how?
All of youtube stars follow the same path of clickbait sensationalism.
However, there is a handful of good channels.
Sensationalism yes. But most I've seen have regular common sense.
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