Logan Paul was dragged by the internet after he filmed himself mocking a suicide victim. Since then, he’s been penalized by YouTube and has apologized.
He’s also taken what he calls a “break” from daily vlogging. Now, however, he’s back.
And what’s he been doing during this hiatus? Well, for one thing, he almost died.
Like Stacey Dash, Tom Brady, and Tomi Lahren, Logan Paul is a walking, talking reminder that being famous, beautiful, and rich does not in any way mean that you’re a good person.
Long before his latest PR disaster, Logan Paul became a source of frustration and misery for his neighbors.
According to complaints from the young millionaire’s upscale neighbors, the obnoxious antics that he carried out with friends for the camera had turned the area into a “war zone.”
Infamously, Logan Paul did something worse in late December, making a video in which he moked a suicide victim while filming a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara, better known as “Suicide Forest.”
Publicly Logan Paul apologized multiple times, and was defended by adoring fans as well as by some kindhearted celebrities who, quite frankly, should have known better.
YouTube itself waited 11 entire days to respond to the controversy.
Many pointed out that, though Logan’s YouTube antics are what bring in his millions, they’re also a source of revenue for YouTube itself.
Despite the delay, You Tube ultimately panalized Logan Paul by stripping him from his rank within the community and by no longer actively promoting him.
Can he still rake in a fortune from his videos? Absolutely. But he’s getting a smaller cut than he once did.
Announcing aneed to “reflect,” Logan Paul went on hiatus for a while.
Now, however, he’s back.
Logan Paul has returned to YouTube with a 12-minute video, titled “Logan Paul Is Back.”
Sporting a worse haircut, he stands beside his pool behind his mansion and speaks eagerly to his fans.
He apologizes for being away for a while, wants to clear things up, and also
Logan Paul mentions that he is being sued for $4 million dollars — or, rather, that someone is threatening to sue him for that amount. He says that his lawyer has advised him against sharing these details.
He mentions that he “almost died” while skydiving, as his main parachute failed to deploy. He plans to milk that incident for an entire vlog episode, however.
He “mentions” that he’s pledges $1 million to suicide prevention, by which we mean that he says this while also making the text pop up on the screen like the world’s worst episode of Clarissa Explains It All.
He also does some pelvic thrusts in the air, mocks the haters who want his channel removed from YouTube, and
Also, he sure says “dawg” and “yo” an awful lot for a white millionaire who is also an adult and a Republican.
Also, Logan Paul implores his fans to buy his merchandise — because, you know, with YouTube limiting his income, he’s in such dire straits?
Logan Paul raked in $12.5 million in 2017. Of that, only $3.25 million came from YouTube ads.
He makes tens of thousands per sponsored Instagram post, and he makes six figures per Facebook post. Cry us a freakin’ river.
The worst thing about all of this is that Logan Paul currently has more followers than he did before the controversial suicide video.
When famous people don’t face any real consequences — when their fans stick by them and when people rush to their defense — they don’t learn from their mistakes.