YouTube Star Called 'Garbage' Over 'Suicide Forest' Video


"This is not clickbait. This is the most real vlog I've ever posted," says YouTube star Logan Paul at the start of a 15-minute video posted Sunday that quickly came under fire. 

The title of the since-removed video was "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest...", and that basically sums it up: Paul traveled to Aokigahara, a 35-square-mile forest that's become a popular enough destination for those seeking to end it all that it features a sign that begins, "Your life is a precious gift from your parents." While there, he filmed a dead body hanging from a tree. 

As New York observes, the video was "largely indistinguishable' from other videos he has shared with his 15 million followers: replete with silly hats and mugging for the camera, he calls out "Yo are you alive?" upon seeing the body, then, "His hands are purple. He did this this morning."

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