The YouTube star who outraged the masses by posting footage of a suicide victim online — and laughing about it — doesn’t think his career should be over due to the appalling stunt.
“Everyone deserves second chances, bro,” Logan Paul told a TMZ cameraman Monday at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Paul, who declined to expound on his answers, said he’s learned “so many things” amid the backlash and promised he has a message coming for his YouTube followers who are sticking with him.
The 22-year-old has already issued two apologies — one written and one via video — since he posted the clip on New Year’s Eve showing a man who appeared to have hanged himself in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, a location known for its large number of suicide attempts.
Paul states in the video that suicide, depression and mental illness “are not a joke,” but he also giggles toward the end while expressing shock for coming across the body.
YouTube later announced Paul’s channel was being taken down from Google Preferred, and that Paul will be removed from an upcoming comedy, “Foursome,” he was supposed to appear in for YouTube Red.
Paul took a hiatus from posting videos to YouTube following the pushback, writing in a tweet that he’s “taking time to reflect.” His father has assured, however, that Paul will be back.