GOT star Sophie Turner has slammed Logan Paul for his ‘self-praising’ apology following the reaction to the sick video he uploaded to his channel showing a body hanging in a forest.
On Dec. 31, Paul posted a video entitled “We found a dead body in the Japans Suicide Forest…” for his 15 million subscribers, something he apparently thought they would want to see. The disturbing video shows him filming the body of a man hanging in the Aokigahara forest Japan — more commonly known as the Japenese suicide forest.
While they kept the face of the man blurred out, it didn’t stop Logan Paul from repeatedly zooming in on him and his various body parts, while commenting on what they were seeing.
Due to the severe backlash Paul received after uploading the video, he posted a statement of apology for his disturbing actions.
Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018
However, the actress blasted him for the ‘self-praising’ nature of his words and slammed him for ‘mocking’ the man who had taken his own life.
@LoganPaul You’re an idiot. You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking. 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.
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) January 2, 2018
Other Celebrities also took to Twitter to criticize Paul’s video.
Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul (no relation) wrote.
How dare you! You disgust me. 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.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) January 2, 2018
And there’s a whole heard of others too, including fellow YouTube stars, all with valid points.
Suicide is serious. People have lost loved ones, idols, hero’s, fans to suicide. Filming a video and mocking a victim is not raising suicide awareness. Laughing at the body of a poor depressed soul. I can’t believe the disrespect of the victim, their family, and your YOUNG fans.
— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) January 2, 2018
Imagine if everyone who had power and massive influence used it for good? Please don’t let @youtube views alter your values and morals. Common sense over ad sense. Stay woke. Spread love. Encourage growth. 🙏🏽❤️
— Lilly Singh (@Lilly) January 2, 2018
When my brother found my sister’s body, he screamed with horror & confusion & grief & tried to save her. That body was a person someone loved.
You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.
— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) January 2, 2018
Two days into 2018 and people are figuring out that Logan Paul is the absolute worst. Off to an excellent start!
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 2, 2018
As for Logan, maybe next time you enter a Sacred Japanese Forest, you won’t think about documenting every single aspect of your life, but then again, after your given response, who knows.