Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

'I Didn't Do It For Views'

Getty									Logan Paul attends Getty Logan Paul attends"The Thinning Meet & Greet
Ivan Hill | 03 January, 2018, 01:55

As the abuse on social media continues to pile on, Logan has issued an apology on Twitter acknowledging it was a mistake.

Paul was mostly known for his slapstick style of comedy, sharing footage of himself doing stunts, telling jokes, and playing pranks. In addition to filming a seemingly dead body hanging from a tree, Paul calls out to it.

Other prominent YouTubers and social media influencers expressed their disgust with Logan Paul's video.

Many fans have defended Paul's video in YouTube and Twitter comment threads.

Paul said that he had "demonetized" the video, which had a segment in the parking lot near the forest.

In the video, the American appeared emotional after discovering the body and issued a message to his followers to seek help if they're struggling with mental health issues. I'm surrounded by good people and believe I can make good decisions, but I'm still a human being.

"Let's start with this - I'm sorry", he posted on Twitter.

My Land, My Rules! New Zealanders Build 'Island' to Thwart Alcohol Ban
Local police commander Inspector John Kelly offered praise for the private alcohol island ." That's creative thinking ", he told Stuff .


Though the dead man was not identified and his face was blurred, the footage included close-up shots of his corpse. Saying he was "misguided by shock and awe", Logan explained his initial hope that the video would spread awareness about suicide - and potentially save lives.

A popular YouTuber has been heavily criticised for publishing a video showing the body of a suicide victim.

"For the first time in my life I'm regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. I can be wrong". Some have even praised him for supposedly raising awareness about the dangers of suicide.

Mortician and author Caitlin Doughty wrote, "The young person who died was not for Paul- not their body, not their image, not their story". "I didn't do it for views".

Others criticised the lack of nuance the video displayed and criticised Paul for not directing viewers to specific helplines. "I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not a monsoon of negativity". If you're not capable of handling it with respect and compassion or you're approaching it with any other reason than to help people, then you just cannot be the one to address it in any shape or form.

YouTube added that the channel places a strike on such videos posted that violate its policies and according to the channel's guidelines, first strike is a warning, followed by a halt on posting. "YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner", YouTube said in a statement.

YouTube hasn't indicated if it will hand Paul's account a strike for breaking these rules yet.

Recommended

  • Mighty Mayfield can't propel Oklahoma to win in Rose Bowl

    Mighty Mayfield can't propel Oklahoma to win in Rose Bowl

    Auburn was responsible for Georgia's only loss, a 40-17 defeat on November 11, but the Bulldogs avenged it in the SEC title game. He threw only 13 passes in the second half and four more in overtime, including a single shovel pass on the first possession.
    Rich Gannon could join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders

    Rich Gannon could join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders

    For the past near decade, Gruden has been an ESPN analyst, with constant rumors around where and when he would return to the game. The defense didn't get better and they had to fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton during the season.
    Fans Are Convinced Kendall Jenner Is Pregnant After Her Latest Insta Post

    Fans Are Convinced Kendall Jenner Is Pregnant After Her Latest Insta Post

    The rumors of Travis and Kylie's rocky relationship have been flying ever since Kylie Cosmetics entrepreneur's pregnancy broke. She has zero intention of getting pregnant anytime soon, as she's deep in her career right now.
  • Kim Kardashian Had A

    Kim Kardashian Had A "Challenging" End To 2017

    I'm sure he will still say the ambulance ride was cool! Kim wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her holding the tot. Kim and Kanye West are said to have remained at his bedside, sharing overnight duties.
    Below-zero wind chills greet IN  on New Year's holiday

    Below-zero wind chills greet IN on New Year's holiday

    Wind chill values will stay dangerously low through tonight , including the all-important midnight hour. And if you haven't already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram .
    Kodi Returns to Its Roots, Now Available on Xbox One

    Kodi Returns to Its Roots, Now Available on Xbox One

    Offering a vast library of add-ons provide Kodi users access to a wide range of streaming services (both legal and illegal). For now, the app will not be able to access external storage devices or the Blu-Ray Drive.
  • US  service member killed in Nangarhar province

    US service member killed in Nangarhar province

    USA officials had hoped by the end of previous year to defeat the group, known as ISIS-Khorasan province, or ISIS-K. An estimated 14,000 US service members are now based in Afghanistan, according to ABC News.
    Mariah Carey's NYE Performance Sparked the First Meme of 2018

    Mariah Carey's NYE Performance Sparked the First Meme of 2018

    After the show, Mariah saw the amusing side and posted a snap of her posing with a warm brew and wrote: "Found my tea!" The singer then launched into her 1993 ballad Hero with backup singers in white robes behind her.
    Eden Hazard Rejects Chelsea Contract Amid Real Madrid Rumours, Says Father

    Eden Hazard Rejects Chelsea Contract Amid Real Madrid Rumours, Says Father

    Real Madrid are to shelve plans to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard in order to allow Marco Asensio time and opportunity to flourish. And Asensio is expected to be given the chance to prove his worth with upcoming Copa del Rey fixtures allowing squad rotation.
  • Packers apparently extended Mike McCarthy during the season

    Packers apparently extended Mike McCarthy during the season

    For a place that values consistency, having a new G.M. and a coach in a lame duck year would have been out of character. Sherman was sacked a year later, clearing the way for Thompson to hire his own coach, who turned out to be McCarthy.
    Teen arrested in deaths of 4 on New Year's Eve in NJ

    Teen arrested in deaths of 4 on New Year's Eve in NJ

    A 16-year-old boy is in custody in New Jersey after police say he gunned down his parents, sister and an elderly family friend. The shooting is being investigated as a domestic violence incident, and there is no danger to the public, he added.
    Man City says Gabriel Jesus sustained medial ligament damage

    Man City says Gabriel Jesus sustained medial ligament damage

    They decide at Christmas time to do this, and of course we are going to adapt. Sometimes you ask for that but I have a lot of things in my mind.

Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey? Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey? Yahoo suffered a massive data breach in 2013, which resulted in every email account held by the company being hacked. The president reacted to the news that Abedin had emailed State Department passwords to a private Yahoo account.

America's United Nations ambassador dismisses proposed North-South Korea talks America's United Nations  ambassador dismisses proposed North-South Korea talks On New Year's Day Donald Trump tweeted: "Iran is failing at every level despite the awful deal made with them by the Obama Administration".

Michele Bachmann mulls run for Franken's Senate seat Michele Bachmann mulls run for Franken's Senate seat Bachmann, who last held a seat in Congress in 2015, said she has been approached by people urging her to run for Senate. Democrats spent millions trying to unseat her while she represented a solidly conservative House district.

Rain ruins second T20 between New Zealand and the Windies Rain ruins second T20 between New Zealand and the Windies Munro scored the second-fastest Twenty20 worldwide fifty by a New Zealand player, taking just 18 balls to reach the milestone. Colin Munro blasted a whirlwind 66 off 23 deliveries after the Windies won the toss and put New Zealand into bat.

Actress Jessica Alba & Husband Cash Warren Welcome Their Baby No. 3 Actress Jessica Alba & Husband Cash Warren Welcome Their Baby No. 3 They are also the parents of 9-year-old Honor and 6-year-old Haven . Jessica Alba gave birth to her third child on New Year's Eve.

First full moon of the year may be the biggest First full moon of the year may be the biggest I think overall, when the skies allow, the moon should make it seem a lot brighter outside along with the snow. But do not worry if you missed it, there will be a second chance to see the supermoon at the end of January.

Nike Cause Huge Uproar As Official Website Promotes Coutinho Barcelona Shirts Nike Cause Huge Uproar As Official Website Promotes Coutinho Barcelona Shirts They narrowly missed out on winning the title after two poor late season results to Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Guillem Balague has claimed Barcelona haven't yet approached Philippe Coutinho about a move to the Nou Camp.

Gionta named captain of United States men's team for Pyeongchang Olympics Gionta named captain of United States men's team for Pyeongchang Olympics Following the second period of Monday's NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres , U.S.A. Never would I have imagined playing at the highest level of hockey representing my country.

Suspected Perpetrator of St Petersburg Bomb Attack Charged With Terror Act Suspected Perpetrator of St Petersburg Bomb Attack Charged With Terror Act The extremist group Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the bombing through its Amaq news agency on December 29. Eighteen people are reported to be injured in the blast .

Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai begin 2ZERO18 with a bang! Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai begin 2ZERO18 with a bang! After Jab Harry Met Sejal's debacle in 2017, all eyes are now on this Anushka Sharma-Shah Rukh Khan film. The curiosity hit peak levels after it was revealed that SRK would be playing a dwarf in the film.

Raptors Drop Bucks In OT Raptors Drop Bucks In OT Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.1 points and 10.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.5 points and 4.4 assists. McCollum scored 25 of his 32 points after halftime, including the tiebreaking basket with 56.5 seconds remaining in overtime.

Top Hollywood women join forces to fight sexual misconduct Top Hollywood women join forces to fight sexual misconduct Yet another goal is for major Hollywood studios and talent agencies to reach gender parity - " time's up on this impenetrable monopoly", the letter reads.

Manufacturing sector records record growth in December Manufacturing sector records record growth in December New orders placed at Indian manufacturers rose for the second month in succession during December. This is also the highest PMI in the last three months of October, November and December.

Outage at Customs and Border Protection leads to long lines at airports Outage at Customs and Border Protection leads to long lines at airports The agency didn't say what caused the problem, but said " there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature ". Customs and Border Patrol processing system caused delays at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airport for almost two hours Monday night.

Pakistan, India exchange list of nuclear facilities Pakistan, India exchange list of nuclear facilities Pakistan on Monday handed over a list of 457 Indian prisoners in the Pakistani jails, to the High Commission of India in Islamabad .