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Logan Paul Says He’s 'Taking Time' Off Vlogging After Controversy

“I don’t expect to be forgiven. I’m simply here to apologize.”
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Logan Paul told his fans he was taking some time off from vlogging so he can “reflect” on the controversial video he posted showing the body of an apparent suicide victim. 

“Taking time to reflect,” he wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “No vlog for now. See you soon.”   

  

taking time to reflect    
no vlog for now   
see you soon    
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 4, 2018 

In the video, Logan visited Aokigahara, a Japanese forest that’s known as the “suicide forest” because of a high rate of suicides that occur there. The video was met by a flood of criticism, with many people saying he was exploiting the death of a stranger just for YouTube fame and behaved insensitively in the video.

Logan posted two different apologies after the backlash. At first, he defended himself on Twitter, saying, “I thought I could make a positive ripple on the Internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity,” he wrote.     

Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018 

Later, he posted a video with a longer apology. “I don’t expect to be forgiven. I’m simply here to apologize,” he said. “Most importantly, I want to apologize to the victim and his family.”     

So sorry. pic.twitter.com/JkYXzYsrLX
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018 

YouTube has given Logan a “first strike” for violating its Community Guidelines. "Our hearts go out to the family of the person featured in the video," YouTube said in a statement. "YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner.”

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From: Seventeen

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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