Logan Paul has been receiving a whole lot of attention lately for the extremely controversial YouTube video he posted earlier this week, as it has not been sitting right with people – including other famous stars. There is a long list of celebrities not holding back on sharing their opinions regarding the scandal, and many are dragging the vlogger for being so insensitive and irresponsible about such a serious subject.
It all started when Logan uploaded a video to his channel, in which he and friends visited Aokigahara forest in Japan (AKA the "Sea of Trees" or "suicide forest") – a place that, over the years, has unfortunately become known as a location people have gone to take their own lives. The video was graphic (to say the least), as it showed an up-close look at an apparent victim. Throughout the video, Logan was joking around and laughing – which disturbed viewers on an extreme level. Many of his viewers are children, might we add.
Now, Logan said in his apology that this video he shared was intended to spread awareness. He explained that his actions did not come from a malicious place, as he hoped showing this graphic content would help prevent at least one person from dying by suicide. That's not how a lot of people saw it though. Tons of celebrities had a lot to say about Logan's decision to film and post this video, and the overall feeling was definitely negative. Although, a select few did give him a slight benefit of the doubt – very, very slight.
The Nickelodeon actor, who hasn't been shy about sharing his thoughts on Jake Paul, was pretty vocal about Logan's scandal.
"I don't think he was purposely trying to do anything. I just think he got kind of caught up in it," Jace said. "In his brain, he thought that was a good idea."
He added, "It's a little bit of a responsibility. It's like, you don't have any respect for what that guy went through?"
Jace spoke up for the second time surrounding the scandal and really believes Logan should get a second chance from the world. He chatted with PeopleNow and said, "I think if he learns from what he did and he keeps going, I think he deserves a second chance. I think that everyone deserves a second chance. I don't think that he was trying to hurt anybody, but hopefully, he'll learn from the mistakes he made along the way and he'll change."
But, Jake was sure to say that he never actually agreed with the Logan Paul way of doing things. The Henry Danger star continued, "I was never really about what he was doing but I think what I took out of that was that it's not just about the views and the money cause at the end of the day as soon as that goes, you've got nothing. So, that's what I would say."
As a social media influencer who has spoken up about her personal experience with suicidal thoughts, Eva found Logan's video so wrong.
The Teen Wolf actor told fans in an Instagram video, "It’s nice to stick up for the people you admire and stand by their side through good and bad but you have to know when someone isn’t being a good role model and when to walk away."
Although she didn't name Logan specifically, JoJo took the opportunity to ensure to her fandom that her accounts are always a safe place for children-friendly content.
Logan's video really rubbed YouTuber and actress Andrea Russett the wrong way.
The filmmaker and actress was offended by Logan's video on a personal level, as her sister died by suicide years ago.
The actor tweeted in response to a Japanese vlogger getting death threats for slamming Logan's video.
As a fellow YouTuber, Grayson Dolan highly disapproved of Logan's decision – pointing out that he should be old enough to know better.
By the looks of his tweets, Ethan Dolan was just as upset by Logan's video as his brother Grayson.
The web star used this incident to make her voice heard.
Although Chrissy agreed with others that Logan's actions were despicable, she did make a point to address the fact that everyone is now trying to tear him down. This upset many people, causing a huge whirlwind of people disagreeing with the star on Twitter.
Justine and Chrissy got into it after Justine felt Chrissy "defending" the star, but they talked it out and came to an agreement on the topic.
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The YouTuber filmed an "open letter" video to Logan, explaining in detail why the video was a straight-up bad idea.
"I believe your intentions were pure. You really missed the mark – so Logan if you'll give me the opportunity, I'd like to explain why," he said. "I want to praise you for what you did right before I attack what you did wrong, okay? Some of what you did here was right, and I think not a lot of people are saying that. I'm willing to say that. Some of what you did here was right. It's kind of canceled out by the wrong though."
The Breaking Bad actor (who has no relation to Logan, btw) was very unsettled by Logan's actions.
Game of Throne actress Sophie Turner tweeted right at Logan, calling him an idiot for what he's done.
YouTuber Jessie Paege was so offended by what Logan posted.
It's safe to say his video really got a reaction out of people, and we hope people at least learned a lesson from all of this.
In tweets that are now deleted, Tanner defended Logan. The YouTuber totally brushed it off, saying that anyone who was bothered could've just not watched the video. He then uploaded a video explaining why he said what he did.
"If everyone will put their energy towards preventing suicide and actually talking to people and helping them understand that their life matters, that'll make a much more positive impact than just telling Logan that he did something wrong," Tanner told his followers.
Lilly was sure to tweet a reminder that influencers shouldn't let YouTube videos skew their morals.
This post was originally published on January 3, 2018 and since has been updated.
If you or anyone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255.
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