Joey and Aki have some strong thoughts about Logan Paul's controversial Japanese "Suicide forest" vlog.
9 Jan 2018 - 12:46 PM  UPDATED 17 Jan 2018 - 1:36 PM

Listen right here to Joey and AkiDearest chat about their thoughts on the Logan Paul controversy:

Every Tuesday, YouTubers Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest join forces to bring you The Anime Show, an hour that covers what’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what you should be watching in the world of anime!

In the latest episode, Joey and Aki decide to tackle a controversial issue that has gripped the YouTube and Japanese communities in the past few days.

For those who are unaware, popular YouTuber Logan Paul shared a video last week where he and a few friends visited Aokigahara in Japan, which is colloquially known as the "suicide forest" and is a famous place for the high rate of suicides. The YouTuber intended to camp at the forest only to come across what appeared to be a dead body, all of which was shown on camera. After uploading the video, Paul faced massive backlash for his insensitivity and inappropriateness at Aokigahara, as well as his attitude to the supposed suicide victim seen in the now-deleted video.

Both Joey and Aki are strongly opposed with what Logan Paul did in his video as it not only showed their lack of self-awareness and compassion all in the name of views, but Joey notes that the YouTuber has other editors working on his videos thus the Aokigahara vlog had passed through several other people's eyes and yet was still uploaded.

Joey and Aki note that the Aokigahara vlog was only the tip of the problem as Logan Paul had in fact uploaded a series of Japan-based vlogs a few days beforehand, all of which depict him being a nuisance in the country. Not only did Logan Paul disrespect suicide victims with his now-deleted Aokigahara vlog, but the YouTuber was disrespectful towards Japan and Japanese people in general. For Joey, who is Japanese, this was seen as incredibly offensive and it shows just how Logan Paul has no concept of cultural awareness.

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