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Logan Paul is the latest YouTube star to apologize for a video, prank or joke after he removed a 15-minute video posted on Sunday that depicted the dead body of a man who apparently hanged himself from a tree in Japan’s Aokigahara forest.
TheWrap takes a look at apologies from other YouTube stars, including Sam Pepper, PewDiePie, Keemstar and Simply Kenna, who have apologized in the past for either flirting with an underage girl, bullying an elderly gamer or plagiarizing.
On Monday, Paul issued a lengthy apology for his initial video. The two-time 2017 Teen Choice Award winner insisted that he didn’t include the footage in his Sunday video — which was taken down on Monday — to be provocative or to grow his audience.
Paul, the older brother of fellow YouTuber and former Disney Channel “Bizaardvark” star Jake Paul, drew heavy criticism for showing the graphic images of the apparent suicide — especially since it came in the midst of a 15-minute clip about his Japanese travels in which he laughs and jokes about other aspects of local culture.
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