YouTube finally responds to the Logan Paul controversy 4 years ago

YouTube finally responds to the Logan Paul controversy

"Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week."

YouTube has released an official statement in the wake of the Logan Paul controversy, noting that they are investigating with regards to "further consequences" for the disgraced YouTube personality.


Paul, 22, received a huge backlash after uploading a video on New Year's Eve that he shot in Aokigahara; a noted "suicide forest" in Japan where an average of 105 people die each year.

Paul, who apologised for his actions, later cited an attempt to raise awareness regarding mental health and suicide.

He was subsequently criticised, with filmmaker and actor Anna Akana arguing: "That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.”

One week on, YouTube has officially weighed in on the matter, taking to Twitter to pen an open letter to the YouTube community which immediately acknowledges the public's frustration at the service's "lack of communication".

In its statement, YouTube notes its "upset" over the video, emphasising that "suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views".

The statement signs off with the promise to take steps "to ensure a video like this is never circulated again".

You can read the full list of tweets below.