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WATCH: Logan Paul returns to YouTube, pledges $1 million for suicide prevention

By: - Content Strategist / @CCepedaINQ
/ 05:02 PM February 06, 2018

Logan Paul and his friends in Tokyo, Japan in January. Image: Instagram/@loganpaul

A month-long hiatus was all YouTube star Logan Paul needed before making a comeback to his beloved YouTube turf, where his 16 million-strong fanbase awaits.

It can be remembered that Paul uploaded a video of himself in YouTube in the beginning of January, where he was seen inside the Aokigahara forest in Japan, laughing at a corpse of a suicide victim hanging from a tree.


Aokigahara forest is most unfortunately known for being the world’s second most popular place to take one’s life. Paul’s reaction to the corpse and his lack of empathy garnered worldwide condemnation and prompted YouTube to cut Paul from his Google ad deal and put his YouTube Red movie on hold.

Now, however, Paul is back in YouTube with a fresh comeback video, which he uploaded on Feb. 4; the video has 11 million views as of this writing.


Paul started the video by showing off his new merchandise from his clothing brand, Maverick, and calling on his followers to buy because YouTube cut his AdSense in half. He also mentioned that Maverick is being sued for $4 million, which he promised to expound on in another vlog.

Addressing his Aokigahara forest issue, Paul shared that he met with suicide prevention experts during his social media blackout to learn better about suicide awareness and prevention. He also pledged to donate $1 million to suicide prevention organizations.

“I’m sort of immersing myself in this world,” Paul said in his vlog. “It’s something obviously I’m not gonna try to ignore. I can’t ignore it, so I’m not gonna pretend that didn’t happen.”

The full video of Logan Paul’s comeback may be watched below. JB


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