Top 10 Worst Paul Brothers Moments
There are some people that should not be allowed on YouTube…
With brothers like these, who needs family? From having a kissing competition with their dad, to the Alissa Violet scandal, to the … well… we think you know what we mean. WatchMojo counts down the ten worst Paul brothers moments.
Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American vlogger and actor. He first gained fame through videos shared on the internet video service Vine.
Paul also branched out into acting in television and films. His television work includes a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a role in the comedy series Weird Loners. His film work includes the dystopian science fiction YouTube Red film The Thinning and the adult comedy Airplane Mode.
On December 31, 2017, Paul uploaded a vlog to his YouTube channel depicting the recently deceased corpse of a man who had committed suicide by hanging in Aokigahara at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, known as the “suicide forest” due to its high occurrence as a suicide site. Initially intended to be part three of his “Tokyo Adventures” series, Paul and his group had planned to camp in the woods, but in response to finding the corpse, decided to notify the authorities and cancel their plans. The video gained 6.3 million views within 24 hours of being uploaded and reached Number 10 on YouTube’s trending list, with “a seemingly uncontested 550-600,000 likes on it” prior to “all the extended community outrage”, according to Philip DeFranco.
Paul was criticized for posting the video by celebrities, politicians, and was accused by other members of the YouTube community of being insensitive to suicide victims. As a result of this, Paul removed the video from his YouTube channel, following up with a written apology on Twitter on January 1, 2018. On January 2, 2018, a subsequent video apology was released to YouTube in which Paul describes his behavior as a “coping mechanism,” asking his fans to stop defending his actions in the process. While acknowledging his actions as irresponsible, he denied that his intention was to mock the victim. The video has garnered over 40 million views as of January 12, 2018.
YouTube issued a statement claiming that the video violated their policies and guidelines. While the original video has been removed from Paul’s channel on YouTube, censored re-uploads on other channels on the website remain.
In the wake of the controversy, Maverick Apparel, a brand for juniors and children, threatened Paul with legal action for giving his clothing line a similar name (“Maverick by Logan Paul”), believing shoppers are confusing their line with Paul’s, resulting in a deep decline in sales.
On January 9, YouTube issued a fuller second statement via their Twitter account condemning Paul’s video. In the series of tweets they said “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.” On January 10, YouTube announced it was removing Paul’s channels from Google Preferred, its preferred ad program, and the sequel to his YouTube film The Thinning was placed on hold,with the airing of Logan Paul Vs. being halted as well. Paul was also cut from season 4 of the YouTube Red series Foursome and the role of Alec Fixler was terminated.
On January 15, Paul was seen at LAX by reporters from TMZ. Paul said that he has learned a lot from his mistakes and believes he has been treated “fairly.” When asked whether or not he deserves a second chance, Paul replied, “Everyone deserves second chances, bro.”