PewDiePie has criticised fellow YouTuber Logan Paul after uploading a video showing a body hanging in a forest.
The 22-year-old has caused outrage after uploading a video to his YouTube channel entitled: ‘We found a dead body in the Japanese suicide forest’.
YouTuber PewDiePie has since spoken out on the incident, criticising and ridiculing Logan’s motivations for the video.
Taking to Twitter, PewDiePie wrote: ‘Logan Paul goes to “suicide forest”: WoAH wE f0Und ded GuY here!!!!!
Logan Paul goes to ''suicide forest'':
WoAH wE f0UNd ded GuY here!!!!!
lEMme jUsT zOom in oN tHis F0r tHe Vl0g
OK guYs seRiousLy , lEAve a like if yur sad to0..
— pewdiepie (@pewdiepie) January 2, 2018
‘s0 cRaZy! OK guYs seriously , lEAve a like if yur sad to0..’
The clip, which was watched over one million times on Logan’s YouTube channel before it was removed, saw the vlogger and his friends in a forest, where they came across the body of a man hanging.
The camera zoomed in on the deceased’s body – his face blurred – with Logan saying: ‘This is a first for me.’ He then began discussing whether they should call the police.
Logan has since removed the video and posted a statement on Twitter, apologising for the incident and not using his ‘power’ responsibly.
In the statement, Logan wrote: ‘Where do I begin…
‘Let’s start with this – I’m sorry.
‘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 can make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong.
‘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.’
Logan continued: ‘I do this shit every day. I made a 15 minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing up the ramifications.
‘I’m often reminded of how big a reach I truly have and which great power comes great responsibility… for the first time in my life I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won’t happen again.
‘I love everyone. I believe in people. I’m out here. Peace. #Logang4Life.’
Aaron Paul and Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner have since criticised the YouTuber for posting the video, with the former labelling Logan ‘pure trash’.
Logan, who is the older brother of fellow YouTube star Jake, has over 15 million subscribers on YouTube.
PewDiePie previously came under fire after dropping the n-word during a live stream, and also uploading questionable videos which forced him to distance himself away from Nazism.
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