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Logan Paul to Face Further “Consequences” for Horrible Suicide Video?

After filming a controversial video of himself and his friends in the woods of Japan last month, Logan Paul may think he’s faced all the backlash he’s going to face.

But it turns out the lame social media star is not, well… out of the woods.

Not yet at least.

A week ago, Paul issued his first of two apologies after uploading footage taken at Japan’s infamous “suicide forest” near the base of Mt. Fuji.

The footage featured an actual dead body, the result from a man tragically hanging himself, about which Paul joked.

He also hovered over the corpse from close up and came across like an insensitive, offensive, total loser of a creep.

The video sparked debate about the role of someone such as Paul in society, as he isn’t just known for going to extreme lengths online in order to rack up hits and views…

… he’s also become a multi-millionaire for these kinds of attention-seeking stunts.

After taking down the video amidst an avalanche of criticism, Paul initially said the following:

“I’m a human being. I make mistakes…

“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.”

He concluded at this time:

“I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.”

Perhaps aware that he came across like a douchebag after this mea culpa, Paul later tried again (with a video he monetized), saying on camera:

“I have made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment, and I don’t expect to be forgiven. I’m simply here to apologize.

“I should’ve never posted the video. I should’ve put the cameras down and stopped recording what we were going through.

“There’s a lot of things I should’ve done differently, but I didn’t and for that, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry.”

Paul went on to say he needed to “reflect” on life and that he was taking a hiatus from social media.

No one out there really thinks much will change, though; regarding Paul and/or regarding YouTube accepting him as a member of its platform.

He’ll keep churning out dumb content and YouTube will keep making money off it.

Perhaps aware that its reputation has taken a hit as part of this controversy, the company has released a new statement on the topic.

Via an “open letter our community” late on Tuesday, YouTube wrote the following:

“Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what’s going on.

“It’s taken us a long time to respond, but we’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying.

“We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again.”

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The platform continued by defending its decision to remove the clip from its website and added:

“The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences.”

What might this mean?

Could Logan Paul really get the permanent boot? 

We can’t imagine so.

But maybe he won’t be able to profit off such filth ever again.

Concluded YouTube’s latest take on the issue:

“We expect more of the creators who build their community on YouTube, as we’re sure you do too …

“We’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again.”

We’ll see what happens from here.

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Briana DeJesus SLAMMED for Weighing In on Logan Paul Suicide Forest Controversy!

2018 is off to a wild start. Like 2017, but without the Hollyweed sign as a symbol of hope.

Because Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus is being slammed left and right over a tweet … all about vile YouTuber Logan Paul’s tasteless Suicide Forest video.

We saw a lot of bad takes about that suicide video, but Briana’s might be the very worst.

Teen Mom, as a franchise, is not something that we ever imagined having any kind of crossover with a famous YouTuber like Logan Paul.

Logan Paul is a 22-year-old professional prankster. Is he hot? Yes. Is he absolutely, infuriatingly obnoxious? Even more yes.

That hasn’t stopped him from making millions through YouTube.

To give you a hint of how obnoxious he is, he did a video with Danielle Bregoli, and was still easily the worst person in the room.

The first time that he came to my attention enough that I learned his name was when his neighbors were suing him for being, um, an insufferable nuisance who was ruining their lives.

This time, in an incident that we had hoped would be the final straw (like when Pewdiepie yelled the N-word back in September), Logan Paul traveled to Japan.

As you can see from the above photo, he’s not exactly the most tasteful tourist. (There’s nothing wrong with enjoying Pokemon; there’s everything wrong with treating Japan and Pokemon as near-synonyms)

Aokigahara forest is famous for the saddest reason — it is not an uncommon place for suicides. When Logan Paul and his cohorts entered the forest with cameras, they encountered a recent suicide victim.

At which point, they promptly started to do weird voices and appeared to mock the man and the entire situation. Positively ghoulish.

Logan Paul apologized again and again, but considering that he chose to monetize his apology video, many find his words insincere. 

So … how does Briana DeJesus fit into all of this, you ask?

We don’t know if Briana was trying to “laugh it off” but has a terrible sense of humor, or if she was craving negative attention, or if she really has that terrible of a sense of taste.

But of all of the bad takes that we saw about Logan Paul and his atrocious video, Briana’s might be the worst.

The Teen Mom 2 star tweeted:

“My sister just made me watch a video of a whole bunch of boys going into the Suicide forest to explore and Wow men are p–sies lmao.”

Yikes.

So, it looks like she watched that awful video and her takeaway was that Logan Paul and his cronies were wimpy?

She didn’t question why he went there in the first place, or why he didn’t stop himself while editing and uploading the video.

Fans took it upon themselves to try to educate Briana:

“This is no fun hunted house. It’s a place where ppl go & commit suicide. If your gonna go, go to pray. Pay respect, or for awareness. This is far from a great tourist attraction. I like you but this isn’t right.”

“Seriously I think you should stop and consider how you would feel if this was one of your family members who had gone to this forest to end their life. It’s not a tourist attraction.”

Then Briana hit everyone with a twist:

“It wasn’t the Logan video. I said a bunch of men…last time I recalled Logan had females with him too lol.”

Fans, uh, didn’t necessarily buy that.

“Awfully coincidental that it happens to be when everyone is freaking out about the LP video. It’s very tasteless and he has apologized for it. Nothing to be ‘hype’ about a place where people often go to end their life”

It sure seems like she wouldn’t have tweeted what she tweeted unless she was trying to get attention.

But Briana claims that she means no disrespect to the dead:

“I did educate myself. I know what the Forest is known for but there’s also beautiful scenery out there and tons of ice caves. My uncle committed suicide so I had my fair share also it’s life, things happen like that everyday. I’ll never disrespect.”

Some fans pushed for Briana to be removed from Teen Mom 2. That … well, that’s overkill.

It sounds like Briana made a dumb tweet that may have been a misguided ploy for headlines.

Similarly, there’s a path to redemption for Logan Paul. Not as long as he keeps monetizing apologies, but he can do it.

He’s 22. He has years ahead of him before he stops being a beautiful idiot and starts just being a dumbass who has to actually be funny and likable in order to get views and fans.

Maybe he learned something from all of this. Like, actually learned something from all of this.

Only time will tell.

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Logan Paul Apologizes After Mocking Suicide Victim, Posting Video With Dead Body

Logan Paul is the YouTube “celebrity” whom you recently became aware of when your most obnoxious nephew told you about him over the holidays.

He unequivocally sucks, but he has a massive following.

And he’s probably not going anywhere, despite having recently crossed the line between “terrible” and “ghoulish,” because 2018 is sure to be another diaper incinerator of a year.

Paul is a 22-year-old professional prankster who lives his life to amass views, but found himself smack-dab in the center of a particularly lazy episode of Black Mirror yesterday, when he became a top trending topic on Twitter … for all the wrong reasons!

For reasons that remain clear only in his brain–which has likely been severely damaged by years of violent “dabbing”–Paul and some of his friends traveled to Japan’s infamous “suicide forest” near the base of Mt. Fuji.

Here, they quite predictably encountered a dead body hanging from a tree.

Rather than respectfully mourning the loss of a human life and quietly alerting the authorities, Paul and company attempted to turn the whole thing into a comedy bit, with a video entitled–sigh–“We found a dead boy in the Japanese Suicide Forest…”

In the since-deleted clip, Paul and his friends laughed, spoke in “funny” voices, and repeatedly zoomed in on the corpse.

Needless to say, the reaction from Paul’s 3.9 million subscribers was one of near-universal disgust.

And the situation wasn’t helped much by the 22-year-old’s apology, which quickly deteriorated into a remarkably douchey humble-brag session.

“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 make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong,” Paul wrote on Twitter.

“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.”

He concluded:

“I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.”

Yes, it was apparently shock and awe that led Paul to introduce his video by saying, “Buckle the f–k up, because you’re never gonna see a video like this again!”

Needless to say, Paul’s “apology” didn’t win him many converts … by which we mean he’s being savaely roasted by the entirety of the internet:

“How dare you! You disgust me,” tweeted Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul (no relation).

“I can’t believe that so many young people look up to you. So sad. Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell.”

“You’re an idiot. You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking,” remarked Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner.

“I can’t believe how self-praising your ‘apology’ is. You don’t deserve the success (views) you have. I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did.”

“The amount of personal + social unawareness Logan Paul has displayed in THAT video is mind blowing to me. How could one w such power and influence have the audacity to put something so thoughtless online?” asked singer Rebecca Black.

“You have potentially intensified an entire family’s grief beyond measure.”

And as usual, Twitter person Pixelated Boat said what we were all thinking, tweeting:

“Logan Paul is clearly a psychopath, but so is everyone else who recreationally watches YouTube videos.”

Folks, let’s make 2018 the year we stop watching terrible people ruin lives for recreation.

We kid. It’s important to watch the evening news sometimes.

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Jonghyun Suicide Note Reveals Depression, Struggle with Celebrity

We can now confirm that Korean pop star Jonghyun committed suicide on Monday.

As previously reported, the 27-year old was found unconscious in a Seoul hotel yesterday morning before rushed to a local hospital; he was pronounced dead there a short time later.

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The cause of death was unknown at the time of this report, and it remains unknown now.

But there had been suspicions that Jonghyun took his own life because his sister told authorities that he had been acting in an unusual manner – and had also been sending her troubling text messages.

“Please let me go. Tell me I did well. Final farewell,” reads one of these messages.

About 24 hours after this tragic news broke, Jonghyun suicide’s note has actually been made available to the public.

“I am broken from inside,” wrote the singer, who as best known for serving as the frontman for boy band SHINee.

He went on to detail his internal battle and his struggle with stardom, writing:

“The depression that had been slowly eating me up finally devoured me and I couldn’t defeat it.”

This note was uploaded on the Instagram account of Nine, a musician with modern rock band Dear Cloud.

According to Nine’s management, the note was handed to her two weeks prior to Jonghyun’s death.

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“Maybe I wasn’t supposed to come up against the world; maybe I wasn’t supposed to be known to the world,” continued to sad note.

“I’ve learned that’s what [makes my life] difficult. How come I chose that.”

The world of Korean music and entertainment is notoriously pressure-packed.

Over the years, ever since Korean-American singer Charles Park took his own life in 1996, numerous young stars in this industry have both killed themselves and left a note similar to that of Jonghyun’s.

Jonghyun was one of the most talented and beloved artists in K-pop, according to Paul Han, co-founder of allkpop, a site for K-pop gossip and news, which garners 10 million monthly readers worldwide.

He left SHINee in 2015 and has subsequently released two solo albums.

Said Han in the wake of this tragedy:

“He had a wonderful voice and was so versatile and composed beautiful music. He was an even better person and he will be forever missed.

“The world of K-pop has lost one of its brightest stars.”

Imagine the reaction in America if Harry Styles killed himself and you’d have an idea of the impact being felt across Korea right now.

Local police say Jonghyun’s family had not requested an autopsy.

The artist, who played concerts in the United States this past spring, was mourned by fans at Asan Hospital Tuesday, ahead of a funeral that the family has requested to be held “as quietly as possible,” according to SM Entertainment.

Concluded his suicide note:

“The blues that slowly ate at me has finally swallowed me whole. I couldn’t overcome.

“I hated myself. Holding on to disappearing memories and screaming at it to wake up. There was no answer. If I can’t breathe, it’s better to stop.”

We can only hope the young singer has finally found the peace in death he could not find in life.

A post on SM Entertainment’s social media page reads as follows:

“Jonghyun is the best artist who loved music more than anyone else, enjoyed the stage, and loved to communicate with fans through his music.

“We will always remember you.”

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August Ames: Porn Star Commits Suicide at 23 Following Homophobia Scandal

Shocking news from the world of adult film today, as beloved performer-turned-controversial figure August Ames has been found dead.

The actress was just 23 years old.

Though no official cause of death has been given, it’s being widely reported that Ames (real name Mercedes Grabowski) took her own life.

The news comes on the heels of a controversy involving statements made by Ames about her refusal to film a scene with an actor who had previously starred in gay pornography films. 

 “Whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you’re shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know,” Ames tweeted on December 3.

“BS is all I can say. Do agents really not care about who they’re representing? #LAdirect I do my homework for my body.”

Ames later clarified that she did not intend for her statement to be construed as homophobic.

The performer in question, Jaxton Wheeler, has come under fire for a tweet in which he seemed to encourage Ames to commit suicide.

“The world is awaiting your apology or for you to take a cyanide pill. Either or we’ll take it,” Wheeler wrote.

Today, he’s posted several tweets clarifying that he had no intention of encouraging any bullying or online harassment:

“Emotions will be high today, I think it’s best to reflect and take away from this, I’m not asking for prior not to come at me, i know that will happen. But I’m gutted by this too,” Wheeler tweeted.

Ames’ final tweets reflect the increasingly hostile reaction to her original statement:

“F–k you guys for attacking me when none my intentions were malicious. I f–king love the gay community! What the f–k ever! I CHOOSE who I have inside my body. No hate,” she wrote on Monday.

Ames death was first reported by the trade magazine Adult Video News.

“She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me,” her husband, director Kevin Moore, told AVN.

“Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time.”

Ames worked as a bartender prior to entering the adult film world in 2014.

In just under four years, she starred in more than 270 titles and took home many of the industry’s top prizes.

Many of her colleagues have taken to social media to pay tribute to the beloved performer:

“A beautiful life is GONE because people like to use their ‘fan base’ to bully others because THEIR opinion doesn’t agree with YOURS,” wrote Brett Rossi, a porn star and former girlfriend of Charlie Sheen’s.

“RIP to a sweet, kind, soul…I’m so sad & so angry. A life wasted simply because HER opinion didn’t mesh with YOURS.”

Our thoughts go out to Ames’ loved ones during this difficult time.

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