YouTube star Logan Paul apologized for posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s “suicide forest,” drawing condemnation for appearing to use the death for comic purposes.
The video was pulled from Paul’s official YouTube channel but was re-loaded by other users on the service.
The Suicide Forest is located in Aokigahara Jukai, dense 14 –square – mile volcanic forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan Yamanashi Prefecture. Jukai means “Sea of Trees,” Jukai is known as Suicide Forest, the most popular suicide destination in Japan. (At least more than 200 bodies are found every year and still counting.) It’s a beautiful forest but very dangerous. It feeds off with your emotions and fears.
What Logan Paul saw was an actually a dead body which had just committed suicide earlier that day, this is real, his reaction was real. It was not staged. His crew filmed it, and it is true. People on YouTube land, please explain what is the Suicide Forest. If you don’t know what it is, do your research first. If you are scrambling to see the video on YouTube good luck in finding it. It may be taken down anytime soon this week by YouTube legal team.
Remember suicide is not a joke, depression and mental illness is not a joke. They came to see the hauntings of the forest, but reality came in. This happened a hundred yards from the parking lot! His behavior is another story to question, we all know we don’t joke or laugh at a dead person. We must have respect dead.
It looks like he might suffer the consequences of his behavior and his celebrity on YouTube. He did apology his behavior for the victim and his family. Will this end his career?
The haunted forest is haunted by Yurei – unhappy, angry spirits with white clothes and long black hair. (Think about the ghost girl in The Ring) Some say their anguished howls are often heard between two and three a.m. – a time when it is too late, in more ways than one, to “talk about your troubles.”
People go to Japan for several reasons either for work, see another culture, and they know about the mountain and the suicide forest.
Oh, by the way, there was a movie made about the haunted forest called The Forest here’s my review.