On December 31, 2017, an American youtuber named Logan Paul, 22, went to Aokigahara to shoot a video and came across a corpse. The vlogger filmed the corpse and took a very inappropriate attitude which caught the attention of American youtubers and some Japanese youtubers as well.
The video in question
In short, Logan Paul, together with a group, went to Aokigahara, better known as the Suicide Forest, with the intention of making a vlog. After arriving at the site, the group began to explore the forest and eventually Logan found the body of a man who had committed suicide in the forest.
Logan's initial attitude was one of shock. A reaction that anyone would have when they found a corpse. However, the problem was later ... They went to the body and showed it, hanging from a rope with purple skin.
Logan started to laugh and joke about the situation. He started acting like he was recording another one of his vlogs and not taking the situation as seriously as he should. This was what caught the attention of other American youtubers.
Apparently, Logan would have taken advantage of the situation to promote himself and promote his channel. However, after posting the video, Logan immediately removed the video from his channel. Due to the pressure imposed on him in relation to the video and criticism from other famous youtubers, Logan Paul found himself cornered.
Soon after, he made a video of apologies for what happened. However, many question whether it was a legitimate excuse or not.
Reactions and consequences
Logan Paul obviously violated one of YouTube's rules by showing a corpse. However, YouTube took no action on this, something that also caught the attention of other channels.
Other YouTube users have begun to point out YouTube's flaws in allowing a video showing a corpse to go to the Trending Topics while other videos are taken down for much less.
What does that mean?
What has already started to happen with YouTube is starting to get worse and worse. Futile content that leaves the face that the creator just wants to make money from it, dominated YouTube.
As these types of channels generate profit for YouTube, these same channels end up in Trending Topics. Only now, the thing has reached the point that, the said channels can violate the rules of the community that they will not have their channels overturned.
In the case of Logan Paul, he himself removed Aokigahara's video from his channel. YouTube is giving preference to channels that are getting a lot of subscribers and a lot of views and letting them violate their own rules in order to make a profit for the site.