In light of the recent controversy in the newest upload by famous Youtuber, Logan Paul in his daily vlogs, I feel the need to bring up this issue and share my thoughts along with the rest of the YouTube community. I’m not jumping in on the bandwagon to chime in and gain viewership or anything. Just want to be able to reflect on the state of humanity and also give an unbiased view of how the general population felt about the issue as well as an idea of why this might have happened.
The background of what happened and what the deleted video entails can be found everywhere when you Google his name.
I don’t have to elaborate my consensus as with everyone else in the right mind. I would like to just provide a logical explanation as to why I understand why Logan Paul made this grave and unforgivable mistake.
In his growing self obsession to be the best entertainer, highest number of subscribers and views and most famous youtuber, he has definitely lost himself in this journey. The same picture has been painted by many youtubers who has raised their concerns as well. He is white, attractive, charismatic, young, rich, self entitled, self obsessed and privileged. These adjectives already describe the perfect recipe for disaster. He has lost his passion for the art of creating an art form on the widely viewed YouTube community to inspire others. He has no intention to inspire anymore. He became obsessed with his viewership and likes in his daily vlogs.
A simple analogy to help you slip into his shoes. As we become a more and more of a social network driven society, we become self obsessed. Intently editing and uploading the best image of yourself on IG to gain likes. Just as you were in the midst of that, the waitress comes in with your order and you were too obsessed to say thank you. This is a very small act of disrespect to the people around you. This act is only forgiven because of its magnitude and the growing number of people actively doing it, but it should still not have happened.
The case with Logan Paul was of a more serious nature. Using the thumbnail and title hooks, using a dead body as an appeal for people to click on it. He and his team has obviously no respect for that man. There’s just so many things that are wrong at so many levels. The thought that it would make great content going to the suicide forest which is such a sacred place in Japan, the whole crew of them going there expecting to find bodies and thinking it’s okay, the team of people editing the video and didn’t feel the need to stop him from releasing it, no one around him stops him from doing such outrages acts, just to name a few. What is wrong with not just him but his social circle?
Next, the amount of likes the video gained. I just cannot. Who in the right mind actually likes such content? To think that there are people out there that thinks finding a dead body of someone who went there to commit suicide was funny and quality content, that just out right crazy. Again, what has humanity become? Do we have no respect whatsoever anymore? I think this lesson should be reflected upon by everyone and learn that we can all treat each other with a little more genuine respect.