If you don’t know about Logan Paul, he is a very popular video creator on YouTube. His fans are mostly younger children to older adolescents.
He recently uploaded a video (it has now been deleted) of him and some friends going camping in Suicide Forest in Japan.
Suicide Forest is a forest in Japan where, to be blunt, people go to die by suicide. These people feel so depressed, so worthless, that they go to this forest and kill themselves. Some leave notes, others do not.
The forest is believed to be haunted, which is why it is somewhat of a tourist attraction to those who do not plan to die by suicide.
Thousands of people go in to this forest every year and kill themselves. Tourists come along and find their tents, their old belongings, etc but it has been somewhat of a rare occurrence for someone to see a victim of suicide still in the forest.
Well, Logan Paul did.
Because this guy is so insensitive, he decided to keep filming. He got close up shots of the victim. Because he blurred out the face of the victim, he thought it was okay. He and his friends then decided to laugh about it, claiming that is how they coped.
Now, I do understand that is how some people cope. But why put it in a video? Why keep filming? Why upload it for the world to see, all while knowing the fans are mostly younger children?
I take suicide, mental health, and awareness/prevention very seriously. It is my life. I, along with A LOT of other advocates, are not gonna stand by and let Logan Paul get away with what he did. He did not make a mistake. He made a CHOICE. He CHOSE to continue filming, editing, and uploading that video. He knew it was wrong and did it anyway.
When you know something is wrong and you do it anyway, it’s no longer a mistake. It’s a choice. That’s why I don’t believe his apology.
I feel like my purpose in this world is to educate and advocate about mental health and suicide prevention, and that’s what I intend to do.
I’m literally in college to make helping people and educating people about mental health and suicide prevention my career. This is what I want to do. This situation just hurts my heart.