select all

Logan Paul on Whether or Not Logan Paul Should Get a Second Chance: ‘Everyone Deserves Second Chances, Bro’

Logan Paul. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Logan Paul has been off the grid ever since he was criticized for vlogging the body of an apparent suicide victim hanging from a tree in a forest in Japan earlier this month. After removing the initial video — though not before it was viewed millions of times — he posted an apology on YouTube and tweeted that he’d be taking some time off to “reflect.” YouTube, after taking its sweet time, finally said it was considering consequences for Paul’s behavior. Since then, the company has announced that his new originals — Paul appears in a number of YouTube Red programs — and his channel will no longer be included in Google’s preferred-advertising program. (PewDiePie received the same punishment after posting videos with anti-Semitic content.)

True to his tweet, Paul has been quiet since the incident. However, a TMZ reporter caught him outside of an airport over the weekend and managed to get Paul to answer a few questions. Does he think he deserves a second chance? “Everyone deserves second chances, bro.” What has he learned from this whole mess? “Everything. So many things.” Does he think he’s been treated fairly? [Silent nodding.] And what is he doing for money? [Gestures to pink Logan Paul–branded sweatshirt that he was wearing to the airport.] Paul also said he’d have a message for YouTube in the near future. “It’s coming.”

Logan Paul Says ‘Everyone Deserves Second Chances, Bro’