Raging Boy

Logan Paul Apologizes

Immediate critique from his fans and anti-fans cause Logan Paul to take down the video within hours of upload. Following this, Paul uploaded two notes and an apology video to his Twitter, as well as a duplicate apology video to his YouTube account. These apologies generally struck the audiences as disingenuous, warranting responses like, "He filmed it. Edited it. Uploaded it. Optimized it. Put a body in the thumb nail. He did this on purpose." on Twitter (#MrNobody, 2018) and "Apologies not accept" on YouTube (Tout Alzyak, 2018). Following these posts, Paul was primarily silent on social media until his suicide prevention media push.

Notes (published 1900 1/1/18):

Video (published 0845 1/2/18):

Full transcript (emphases mine):

I made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgement, and I don’t expect to be forgiven. I’m simply here to apologize.

What we came across in the woods that day was obviously unplanned. The reactions you saw on tape were raw; they were unfiltered. None of us knew how to react or how to feel. I should have never posted the video. I should have put the cameras down and stopped recording what we were going through.

There's a lot of things I should have done differently but I didn't. And for that, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry.

I want to apologize to the internet. I want to apologize to anyone who has seen the video. I want to apologize to anyone who has been affected or touched by mental illness, or depression, or suicide. But most importantly I want to apologize to the victim and his family.

For my fans who are defending my actions, please don't. I don’t deserve to be defended. My goal with my content is always to entertain; to push the boundaries, to be all-inclusive. In the world I live in, I share almost everything I do. The intent is never to be heartless, cruel, or malicious.

Like I said I made a huge mistake. I don’t expect to be forgiven, I’m just here to apologize.

I'm ashamed of myself. I’m disappointed in myself. And I promise to be better. I will be better. Thank you.


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