Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 16, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Game of Thrones Leads Emmy Nominations; New Beverly Hillbillies DVDs Coming in October
Fri-Yay: What Was the Best Decade for Sitcoms?; The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Netflix Gets Christina Applegate Comedy; South Park Returns Sept. 26 for Season 22
Alone Together Returns Aug. 1 on Freeform; Sony Crackle Gets Rob Riggle Comedy
CBS Fall 2018 Premiere Dates; Freeform Announces Holiday Movies for 2018
Antenna TV Is Singin' and Swingin'; Conan Returns to Comic-Con International


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2018, 11:47 AM   #1
JamesG
Freakshow
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
 
JamesG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 01, 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 38,881
Exclamation YouTube Star Logan Paul Faces Intense Backlash for Suicide Victim Recording

YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes after Posting Video with Suicide Victim
by Kate Feldman
January 1, 2018



YouTube star Logan Paul was blasted for an insensitive New Year’s Eve video that included footage of a suicide victim. The 22-year-old vlogger posted a 15-minute video from Japan’s Aokigahara forest, known as the “Suicide Forest” for the number of suicides attempted and committed there.

About six minutes into the video, Paul and his crew came across the body of a young man who appeared to have hung himself from a tree.



This is the most real vlog I've ever posted on this channel,” Paul said in the video. “I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history.” Paul then proceeded to film closer to the body before apologizing to viewers for what was “supposed to be a fun vlog.

He also said that the video was supposed to focus on the supernatural aspects of the Suicide Forest, not the suicides. Paul ended the video by urging viewers to seek help if they are contemplating suicide.







But backlash hit almost immediately from people who blasted the YouTube star for filming the body.

How dare you! You disgust me. I can't believe that so many young people look up to you. So sad,” "Breaking Bad" alum Aaron Paul tweeted.

Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell.




The amount of personal + social unawareness Logan Paul has displayed in THAT video is mind blowing to me,” tweeted Rebecca Black.

How could one w such power and influence have the audacity to put something so thoughtless online? You have potentially intensified an entire family's grief beyond measure.




You’re an idiot. You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking. I can’t believe how self-praising your 'apology' is. You don’t deserve the success (views) you have,” tweeted "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner.

I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did.







Paul erased the video and apologized Monday night.

This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong,” he wrote.

I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention. I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought ‘if this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,’ I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.3732320
Attached Images
 
JamesG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 01:10 PM   #2
Dude111
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 05, 2013
Posts: 5,054
Default

Very sad
Dude111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 07:53 PM   #3
Lee
veteran member
Senior Member
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Location: Pulaski, Tennessee
Posts: 4,375
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesG
YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes after Posting Video with Suicide Victim
by Kate Feldman
January 1, 2018



YouTube star Logan Paul was blasted for an insensitive New Year’s Eve video that included footage of a suicide victim. The 22-year-old vlogger posted a 15-minute video from Japan’s Aokigahara forest, known as the “Suicide Forest” for the number of suicides attempted and committed there.

About six minutes into the video, Paul and his crew came across the body of a young man who appeared to have hung himself from a tree.



This is the most real vlog I've ever posted on this channel,” Paul said in the video. “I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history.” Paul then proceeded to film closer to the body before apologizing to viewers for what was “supposed to be a fun vlog.

He also said that the video was supposed to focus on the supernatural aspects of the Suicide Forest, not the suicides. Paul ended the video by urging viewers to seek help if they are contemplating suicide.







But backlash hit almost immediately from people who blasted the YouTube star for filming the body.

How dare you! You disgust me. I can't believe that so many young people look up to you. So sad,” "Breaking Bad" alum Aaron Paul tweeted.

Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell.




The amount of personal + social unawareness Logan Paul has displayed in THAT video is mind blowing to me,” tweeted Rebecca Black.

How could one w such power and influence have the audacity to put something so thoughtless online? You have potentially intensified an entire family's grief beyond measure.




You’re an idiot. You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking. I can’t believe how self-praising your 'apology' is. You don’t deserve the success (views) you have,” tweeted "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner.

I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did.







Paul erased the video and apologized Monday night.

This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong,” he wrote.

I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention. I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought ‘if this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,’ I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.3732320
At least he removed the video and apologized for posting it
Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 11:06 PM   #4
Babalu
Member
Senior Member
 
Babalu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 22, 2014
Posts: 2,349
Default

How can someone be a suicide victim?
__________________
.








I just nailed Mrs. Trumbull
Babalu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2018, 05:01 PM   #5
JamesG
Freakshow
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
 
JamesG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 01, 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 38,881
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Babalu
How can someone be a suicide victim?
I'm not an expert, but I think that if the suicide is because of mental illness (depression, bipolar) etc. something that's not in the person's control or difficult to keep in check, then I can see how they were a "victim" of suicide.

Someone who kills themselves to escape prosecution, or when they're about to be apprehended by authorities, doesn't fall under that example.
JamesG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2018, 05:31 PM   #6
Adamantium
TVAdam No More
Senior Member
 
Adamantium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 11, 2002
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Posts: 6,999
Default

Whenever I see a news article about a "YouTube Star", it's always somebody I've never ever heard of before. This one is no different.
__________________
My NEW Top 25 Favorite Sitcoms List

(1) NewsRadio (2) Community (3) Taxi (4) Cheers (5) Boy Meets World (6) The Office (7) I Love Lucy (8) Wings (9) Ellen (10) Andy Richter Controls the Universe (11) Married ... with Children (12) The King of Queens (13) Parks & Recreation (14) The Honeymooners (15) Grounded for Life (16) Newhart (17) That '70s Show (18) Rhoda (19) Night Court (20) Ned and Stacey (21) Hey Dude (22) Spin City (23) Mister Ed (24) Norm (25) The Munsters
Adamantium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2018, 03:50 PM   #7
Lee
veteran member
Senior Member
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Location: Pulaski, Tennessee
Posts: 4,375
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesG
Someone who kills themselves to escape prosecution, or when they're about to be apprehended by authorities, doesn't fall under that example.
That kind of person is just a coward
Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 07:21 PM   #8
JamesG
Freakshow
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
 
JamesG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 01, 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 38,881
Default

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWjxSkJpxFU
JamesG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2018, 05:26 AM   #9
80sTrivia
Pop Culture Soothsayer
Forum Veteran
 
80sTrivia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2002
Location: Lake Dreamland
Posts: 11,769
Default

I was surprised to see Wal-Mart still selling one of his posters in my hometown location yesterday..
80sTrivia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.