Logan Paul’s former fling and fellow vlogger has slammed the YouTube megastar for posting a graphic vlog showing a man’s hanging body in a Japanese forest known for being a common place for those looking to end their lives.
Teala Dunn, 21, has appeared in videos with Logan in the past and previously called him her ‘YouTube crush’. In her newest clip, she said the two kissed and ‘hooked up’, but Teala also revealed in a previous video she hasn’t seen Logan in a long time.
Logan, who is now 22, is currently taking some time off from uploading the daily vlogs that have turned him into a YouTube powerhouse and multimillionaire, after his callous video prompted many to call for his removal from YouTube.
Chiming in: Logan Paul’s former fling and fellow vlogger Teala Dunn has slammed the YouTube megastar for posting a graphic vlog showing a man’s hanging body
Teala said she, too, was left bewildered by her former crush’s clip.
‘Honestly, after seeing that he uploaded that video, I was shocked,’ she said in her own vlog, which she shared yesterday. ‘I was disgusted. I was disappointed. I was really shocked.’
Logan’s video was taken at the ‘suicide forest’ at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji on New Year’s Eve and shows Logan get up close to film a man’s hanging body.
Logan deleted it on New Year’s Day after the backlash and released an apology.
Teala, meawhile, can’t fully comprehend what drove Logan to film the footage.
‘I was really disgusted to be honest,’ Teala added. ‘Because one, suicide is completely not a joke. I just feel like you have to be out of your mind to film a dead body and, like, laugh about it.’
She also shut down the idea that Logan, who has a whopping 15 million followers, uploaded his video to spread awareness about mental illness and suicide. If he had wanted to do so, she said, he shouldn’t have posted the footage of the dead body and should have instead provided links to suicide prevention websites.
‘To film the dead body, to do close-ups of the dead body is just so beyond disturbing, disrespectful and just wrong,’ she added.
Throwback: Teala, 21, has appeared in videos with Logan (pictured with her in an archive vlog) in the past and previously called him her ‘YouTube crush’
Falling out: In her newest clip, Teala (pictured with Logan in a previous video) said the two kissed and ‘hooked up’. She has said she hasn’t seen Logan in a long time
Shocked: In her new vlog, Teala (pictured with Logan in an archive video) accused the YouTube megastar of having lost touch with reality
Teala also accused Logan of having lost touch with reality due to his status as an online superstar.
‘I know it’s hard for some people when they get a ridiculous amount of fame, they kind of lose touch,’ she said.
‘It’s easy to lose touch with reality and boundaries because you kind of just feel like you’re this powerful person that can do no wrong, because, I mean, his supporters are insane. They love him and when he makes mistakes they don’t care, you know.
‘I feel like when you’re at that level, sometimes you just forget, which is really sad, honestly, because I just feel like no matter how big you get, no matter how famous you get, no matter how many views you get, your integrity and your respect should not change.’
Teala urged Logan to be more ethical when sharing content with his millions of subscribers.
‘I’m glad he apologized but I still think what he did was disgusting and tacky, and I hope that he learns from this and I hope that he realizes that he has such a big audience and we all have great platforms and we can be spreading awareness in a respectful way,’ she said.
‘And I honestly don’t think that video was spreading awareness at all. I think that video was disturbing and disrespectful.’
Offensive: Logan faced backlash over the sickening footage of him laughing and joking in front of the hanging corpse of a Japanese suicide victim (pictured is a still from the video)
Statement: The YouTuber posted a groveling apology video, saying he ‘made a huge mistake’
Logan announced on Wednesday he would take time off vlogging ‘to reflect’ in the wake of his Suicide Forest debacle.
‘Taking time to reflect. No vlog for now. See you soon,’ he tweeted.
The move came after Logan faced furious backlash over the sickening footage of him laughing and joking in front of the hanging corpse of the Japanese suicide victim.
He has since posted a groveling apology video, admitting he ‘made a huge mistake’ and was ‘ashamed’ of himself. The YouTube star went on to say in the clip that the grisly discovery ‘was obviously unplanned’ and the reactions ‘were raw, they were unfiltered’.
‘None of us knew how to react, or how to feel,’ he said, before admitting: ‘I should have never posted the video. I should have put the cameras down and stopped recording what we were going through.’
It was Logan’s second apology after his first statement on Twitter was criticized for its self-congratulatory tone after Logan referred to ‘how big of a reach’ he had and how he ‘gets views’.
Logan posted the original 15-minute clip of him walking through the infamous ‘suicide forest’ at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji with a group of friends on Sunday.
‘Did we just find a dead person in the suicide forest hanging?’, Logan asked a man, who appeared to be guiding them through the forest, at the start of the shocking video.
The video, titled ‘We found a dead body’, then cut to the man’s body dangling from a tree as Logan zoomed in with his camera. DailyMail.com has decided not to include this part of the video.
‘Yo, are you alive? Are you f**king with us?’ Logan is heard yelling at the motionless man.
‘A lot of things going through my mind. This is a first for me,’ Logan said, before asking someone to call the police.
Logan then filmed closer to the man’s body, noting that his ‘hands are purple’ and speculating that the man probably killed himself that same day.
Inappropriate: ‘Did we just find a dead person in the suicide forest hanging?’ Logan asked a man, who appeared to be guiding them through the forest, in the shocking video
Reactions: He then started laughing before saying that the vlog was supposed to be a joke
Insensitive: The clip then cut to the man’s body (pictured) dangling from a tree as Logan zoomed in with his camera
He then apologized to his fans, saying: ‘I’m so sorry about this. This was supposed to be a fun vlog.’
Logan went on to say that ‘suicide is not a joke. Depression and mental illnesses are not a joke’.
The YouTube star, who is worth a reported $14 million, claimed that he and his crew visited the forest with an intent to focus on the ‘haunted aspect’ of the location.
Toward the end of the clip, one of Logan’s friends is heard saying, ‘I don’t feel good.’
Logan then replied: ‘What you’ve never stood next to a dead guy?’ He then started laughing before saying that the whole vlog was supposed to be a joke.
He later appeared to realize how his reactions could be perceived, saying: ‘Me smiling and laughing is not a portrayal of how I feel about the circumstances. Everyone deals with s**t differently.’
Logan’s sick video received so much backlash online that he eventually deleted the post.
Many people have publicly condemned Logan, including the Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, who called Logan ‘pure trash’ before telling him to ‘go rot in hell’.
He was followed by Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, who called Logan an ‘idiot’ who doesn’t ‘deserve the success’ he has.
Ariana Grande added: ‘Logan Paul and his friends laughing and smiling after discovering a dead body from a suicide. Disgusting.’
YouTuber Corinna Kopf also lashed out at Logan for his ‘insensitive’ video. ‘I lost my brother to suicide,’ Kopf tweeted.
Incredibly, Logan’s subscriber count seems to still be increasing despite the scandal. The YouTuber gains around 40,000 new subscribers everyday.
On Tuesday, this dropped to just 16,000 but by the following day, it had rocketed up to more than 80,000.
YouTube has issued an apology via YouTube star Philip DeFranco, who is the video-sharing site’s go-to to deliver news.
‘Our hearts go out to the family of the person featured in the video,’ the statement read.
‘YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner. If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the site when supported by appropriate educational or documentary information and in some cases it will be age-gated.
‘We partner with safety groups such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to provide educational resources that are incorporated in our YouTube Safety Center.’
Message: Logan apologized for his actions on Twitter, saying that he’s ‘sorry’, adding that he ‘didn’t do it for the views’
Revenue: The vlogger is worth a reported $14 million that mostly comes from his social media accounts where he gets paid to endorse various products in front of his subscribers
Logan, 22, racks up more than 20 million views on some of his daily vlogs.
The Ohio native now lives in Los Angeles after he dropped out of Ohio University to pursue a career in social media entertainment.
He rose to fame on Vine, the now-defunct app that allowed him to share six-second videos of comedy.
Logan’s channel was the first to get to 1 million subscribers in the history of the site. The vlogger has also appeared in commercials for brands ranging from Hanes to HBO. He has 4.02 million followers on Twitter, 16.1 million followers on Instagram and 16.6 million followers on Facebook.
According to Forbes, Logan makes $150,000 per Facebook post and $80,000 for sponsored content on Instagram.
He has tried his hand at acting in TV and films, with guest roles in Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and YouTube Red thrilled The Thinning
Logan also sells his own line of merchandise through his company called Maverick.
For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.
LAUGHING AND JOKING: VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
Logan: Hey, um, I really hate to say this I think someone hanging right there. I’m not even f**king kidding.
Do you see it? This isn’t a f**king joke guys.That’s a f**king person.
Friend: I think you’re f**king right.
Friend 2: Dude, what the heck? What the heck?
Logan: I’ve never seen a dead person.
Friend : You haven’t?
Logan: No bro.
Friend: What the f**k? Oh my god, he’s hanging.
Logan: Bro, did we just a find a dead person hanging in the suicide forest? Do you think that’s real?
Guide: Well, it could be. Because one of my classmates in junior high, he really killed himself when he was only 21.
Logan: His hands are purple, he did this this, this morning.
Friend: Oh no, I’m so sorry about this Logan, this was supposed to be a fun blog.
Logan: What the f**k is going on? Grrr. Why, it’s sinking in bro. This wasn’t supposed to happen man.
It just doesn’t make sense. His bag is right there, he’s got stuff in his pants. Why am I still here? What the f**k are we doing?
I’ve never seen a dead person. I’ve never discovered a dead person. What the f**k?
Friend: What are the chances we choose this part of the path?
Logan: It’s fate.
Friend: It’s not like we can see it (from the main path). It’s right there (he gestures).
Logan (in dramatic voice): It’s how our lives unfold, there’s no going back, I’ve seen things I cant unsee.
Friend: We’ve found a dead body.
Logan: Yep (laughs). What the f**k?
(Addressing people in the car lot) Logan: You guys got a dead guy in the forest, four knots south east.
Friend: Four knots? That’s speed.
Logan: Well you can just tell, he’s been here before.
I’ve got to say, this is the top five craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life
Friend: Top five?
Logan: Top one, this is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m ain’t going to be sober for this s**t. I’m gonna drink this Japanese sake.
Me smiling and laughing is not a portrayal of how I feel about the circumstances. Everyone deals with s**t differently.
If you guys haven’t noticed,I cope with things by humor. While this is incredibly sad, I’ve said it a thousands times this is crazy.
(Addressing a mom and young child in the parking lot) Logan: One piece of advice, listen closely, don’t go over there.