YouTube star Logan Paul is under fire once again for a controversial video, this time involving a shocked dead rat.
Paul, 22, drew heavy backlash last month after sharing a video to his popular YouTube channel that featured a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, which is well known for being the site of many suicides.
The social media star took a month-long break from the platform and vowed to return a “more knowledgeable, more compassionate” man.
Paul’s newfound knowledge and compassion manifested itself in a video uploaded Monday that featured him and his pals zapping the body of a dead rat.
“Look at him!” Paul says as he points to the rat while a laugh track plays. “No rat comes into my house without getting tased. Die!”
Once the rat is sufficiently dead, Paul tosses it into a trash can — and once again zaps it with the Taser.
“I hate rats,” he says.
In another scene from the 15-minute video, Paul films himself pulling dying fish out of his koi pond and attempting resuscitation.
Paul’s latest gimmick was met with criticism on Twitter from users who remain convinced his remorseful statements and interviews were a charade.
“(Logan Paul) clearly hasn’t learned a lesson. Sad. Get your life together dude and do some stuff that grown-a-men do. Tasers a dead rat? Are you 5?” wrote one user.
“So not only does this #LoganPaul think it’s funny to laugh at people committing suicide, he also thinks it’s cool to use a taser on a dead rat. I think he may be a sociopath,” wrote another.
The video was uploaded shortly before Paul’s behind-the-scenes drama continued to unfold.
The vlogger made a citizen’s arrest at his house Tuesday night after he arrived home to find a man on his couch, charging his cellphone, TMZ reports.
Paul called the police on the man, who said he simply wanted to meet Paul. He was booked for criminal trespassing.