Logan Paul Has Made More Than $12,000 From His ‘Suicide Forest’ Apology Video

Logan Paul has been faced with the wrath of the internet after posting a disturbing video on YouTube showing a man who committed suicide in the Japanese Aokigahara forest. At first, Logan just apologized by a tweeting out an apology written on his notes app.

Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg

— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018

The apology was subpar at best and the onslaught of hate continued. So Logan posted a more heartfelt and emotional apology video the next day. His teary-eyed video has almost 9 million views on Twitter and more than 24.8 million on YouTube, his preferred platform.

So sorry. pic.twitter.com/JkYXzYsrLX

— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018

But here’s the catch, Logan’s YouTube video apology is monetized, meaning he is making money from every view it gets. According to Social Blade, he can make anywhere from $12,000 to $97,000 from this video. Even though the video has a 49.6% disapproval rating, he is still making big bucks from the views.

Social Blade also reports that in the last 30 days Logan’s YouTube subscribers has actually increased. In the last 30 days, he has gained over 1.2 million followers.

One of the only redeeming qualities to his original “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” was that he didn’t monetize it. But monetizing the apology is almost just as bad. How is the apology sincere if he is profiting off his mistake?

People were quick to call him out for profiting off his disturbing video. YouTube was also called out for letting him monetize this video, they also received criticism for letting him post his original video.

logan paul's "apology" video is monetized, meaning he is making money off the videos views. please don't watch the video !!! pic.twitter.com/JfQR4ZFZOC

— caiti (@angelduas) January 2, 2018

A good starting place would be for @LoganPaul to donate all the money from his monetized "apology" video to a suicide prevention group, like @afspnational

— Mr 'Ban the Nazis' Pulley (@MisterPulley) January 4, 2018

remember when youtube demonetized cassey neistats video about how to help the victims of the las vegas attack because they said you can’t monetize on tragedy but they were literally promoting logan pauls gross video like 2 days ago.. hm

— lari (@philispsychic) January 4, 2018

this actually looks bad on Logan Paul AND YouTube because YouTube didn’t do anything. They didn’t remove it even after it appeared on their trending page, they didn’t put any strikes on his channel & they still let him monetize his apology video.

— dirty (@_juditoris) January 3, 2018

Hey @LoganPaul you really want to apologize? Donate the $20,000.00 you just made on your MONETIZED apology video to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Set a real example. Stop with the crocodile tears. Do something that matters…

— Zakry Hayden (@ZakHaydenMusic) January 3, 2018

To profit off of someone who committed suicide is disturbing. Logan hasn’t commented on the recent monetization backlash because he’s taking a break from vlogging. Let’s hope YouTube steps in and does what’s right.

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