Dear Logan Paul.
I don’t think I need to tell you that what you did was wrong, the entire world has let you know just how bad what you did was.
What you did was past the line of video a young girl in the locker room and showing your friends. It was far worse than making posters of a young boy, ridiculing him and posting them all around school.
The similarities about what you did and the previous examples is that they are childish, they are insensitive and they are not mistakes.
They are actions chosen, they are actions that someone knows to be wrong, actions that place a person at their most vulnerable and for very little personal gain.
I will explain to you what you did. You entered a public place, knowing its history of suicides and chose to take a walk. You entered a place in which many people took their lives, walked on the ground that people took their last breaths and said their final goodbyes to this world and you walked the paths with friends, video cameras, and a smile. You then proceeded to show no respect for the ground you walked on, you walked through the forest, and you came across a hanging body. The person was not pretending, they were not joking, they were not looking for the attention they got.
They were dead.
You video taped, a dead body.
You video taped the suicide of a person in pain. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t witness the act, it doesn’t matter if you didn’t video tape them dying and take their last breath. You filmed their suicide no matter what part you caught on tape.
Not only did you do that, you posted it. You posted their hanging body for the world to see.
I am not too sure what your purpose was, though you claimed it was for awareness, and I do believe you. I believe that you wanted to raise awareness but you did it in the completely incorrect way.
Let me explain where you went wrong.
I suffer from suicidal thoughts, it is constant for me, I think about ending my life all the time but I am managing to cope with it, and thankfully I have never made an attempt.
I did not watch your video, not at first, when reading the title “We found a dead body” I strayed away from it. There is no need to watch such a thing, but then I came to the conclusion that the video MUST be a joke.
I still did not watch the video however, but the next day the entire internet was blown up with outrage about your video. I was wrong, your video actually showed a dead body.
I managed to watch a censored version of the video and although I was okay, my heart fell for a few people.
- The poor person that you filmed.
- The family of the person that you filmed
- All those who have suffered from suicide
- All those suffering with Suicidal thoughts.
I will now explain what happens when you share something like that. Not only is it a disgusting act to film it in the first place. But I don’t think you know how many people you possibly triggered.
You possibly ended the life of other people who suffer from suicidal thoughts. That video brought forth my own thoughts even though I didn’t see the entire thing, it was my own fault for watching it, but you were the one that made it.
I and millions of others wouldn’t even have seen it had it not been for you, because I am sure that many people thought “This can’t be real”
But it was real, and that is not how to raise awareness.
You are a youtube star, and the title that you chose proves that you did this for personal gain, whether or not it was to raise awareness as well.
You didn’t tag it “Warning, graphic.” You didn’t chose the title “Body of a man who committed suicide found” you said that you “found a dead body.” Like it’s some kind of wallet you found on the street. Like the body wasn’t even a person.
I am not going to call you trash. I am not going to call you the devil, or disgusting.
You in my opinion are uneducated, and extremely lacking in your morals, and empathy.
I don’t need to go into the details about how you acted in the video, many people have already done that. I just want you to understand that what you did was not okay.
You apologized, and thats all someone like you can do. Apologize, but you don’t understand that there shouldn’t have to be an apology, the video should have never been taken.
I just want you to understand.