Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul tries to make amends with a video on suicide awareness 2 years ago

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul tries to make amends with a video on suicide awareness

Keep in mind, he said his last video also raised awareness about suicide too...

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has made a return to the vlogosphere after his reputation was tarnished at the beginning of January when he decided to film, edit and release footage of a man who died by suicide in Aokigahara, the Japanese 'suicide forest'.

Of course, he regretted this choice after the internet hit back and YouTube decided to sever all business ties with him.

He has now released a seven-minute video called Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow.

Interviewing Kevin Hines, one of the few people to survive jumping from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Paul also vowed to donate $1m to various suicide prevention charities.

Even if you dislike Paul, and you would not be alone in thinking he's the worst kind of attention-seeking goblin, this is a piece of work with a few genuinely powerful moments.

To his credit, this could make a genuine difference in the fight against suicide and Hines is one of the world's most engaging speakers on the subject, but the cynic in us can't forgive Paul's callous use of a powerful social media platform.