An American YouTuber, Paul Logan, has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides filming the “haunted” forest. They came across a man’s body and were shocked, but also make jokes and this prompted criticisms from online users.
Many online comments have described the video “disrespectful” and “disgusting”.
The video was uploaded on Sunday and had millions of views on YouTube before it was taken down.
Logan Paul, who has more than 15 million subscribers on YouTube, has since posted an apology on Twitter, saying he had been “misguided by shock and awe”.
Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018