Logan Paul Appears on GMA After Laughing at Corpse: ‘I’m Being Told to Commit Suicide Myself’
FULL INTERVIEW: YouTube star @LoganPaul speaks out, one-on-one with @MichaelStrahan. “I am a good guy who made a bad decision…I will think twice in the future about what I post.” pic.twitter.com/5ju8WPA4HV
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 1, 2018
Logan Paul, the YouTube megastar who into the consciousness of the mainstream media after filming himself laughing at an apparent corpse in Japan’s infamous suicide forest, appeared on Good Morning America today to to tell the world he’s changed.
In an interview with Michael Strahan, the vlogger — who lost his YouTube partnership due to the incident — claimed people responded to his mocking of a suicide victim by telling him to kill himself, despite his apologies and removal of the clip.
“It’s been tough, because, ironically, I’m being told to commit suicide myself — which, literally, millions of people are telling me they hate me, to go die in a fire, like the most horrible, horrific things,” Paul said.
The 22-year-old self-declared influencer went on to explain his side of the story and suggested he’s matured from the experience:
“I think that reason is so I could take this experience, learn from it, spread the message the right way about suicide prevention awareness… The idea [of the video] was to shock and show the harsh realities of suicide and get people talking about something that I don’t think people are talking about much… It’s odd, because Michael I am 22 years old, it’s not like I’m making content necessarily for kids. Sometimes I cuss, sometimes I make inappropriate jokes, I wanna make jokes [that] kids my age are gonna like.”
Additionally, Paul told Strahan he’s actually a “good guy who made a bad decision,” not a ” bad guy” as he believes many portray him to be. He also added that the incident “happened for a reason,” a statement Paul has pushed after donating $1 million to suicide prevention services.
Watch above, via ABC.
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