YouTube star Logan Paul is back with a video on suicide prevention Wednesday after getting himself into hot water with a controversial video earlier this month.
Paul interviews a man who attempted suicide in the video, and discusses his own ignorance of the subject.
In the most jaw-dropping part of the video, Paul says he will give $1 million to “various suicide prevention organizations.”
Paul ignited an internet firestorm after traveling to Japan and visiting the infamous “suicide forest” at the base of Mount Fiji. The forest is named for being a popular place for people in Japan to end their lives. In the video, he shows a man who had killed himself (though the dead body was partially blurred).
The video faced intense backlash, with Paul apologizing and deleting it. (RELATED: YouTube Star Under Fire For Video Featuring Suicide Victim’s Body)
It seems that this video is his attempt to make up for his previous actions.
Some people seemed to like the video:
Logan Paul using his platform for genuine good. Yeah it was always going to be the only intelligent way to return but he’s actually genuinely added a lot of good to the world. Whether you like him or not, that video will save lives.
— Reev (@TheReevHD) January 24, 2018
Honestly enjoyed logan Paul’s new video.
If feels like a PR piece but there is some real sincerity to it.
It’s one step on a road to redemption but a good first step none the less.
— Boogie2988 (@Boogie2988) January 24, 2018
However, some others were still skeptical of Paul:
TLDR – Logan Paul finally gave the world a unifying reason so we could all rally against him. His vlog also showed us a very messed up & privileged kid with far too much influence and little wisdom to go with it. Thus, his suicide awareness video is a BANDAID on a BROKEN BONE.
— Jammy (@jfwong) January 24, 2018
I think Logan Paul still doesn’t get it. This isn’t about your journey to understanding suicide. It isn’t about making a short film where you’re—yet again—the star. Way to commercialize this even further. No normal person needs to be taught compassion for suicide victims.
— Rob Dyke (@TheRobDyke) January 24, 2018