American Blogger Apologizes for Video Showing Japanese Suicide Victim
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An American blogger has apologized after facing criticism for a YouTube video that appeared to show the body of a suicide victim.
Logan Paul published the video on Sunday. It showed him walking with friends in the Aokigahara forest near Japan’s Mount Fuji. The area is known as a place where a number of people have committed suicide.
In the video, Paul and his friends see a man’s hanging body and react with shock, but also tell jokes.
CRItics called the jokes “disrespectful“ and “disgusting.“
Paul published an apology letter Tuesday on Twitter. He wrote, "Where do I begin. Let us start with this. I am sorry."
He said that in his daily production of video blogs, or vlogs, "it is easy to get caught up in the moment“ without thinking fully about the possible effects.