Logan Paul

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Name: Logan Alexander Paul
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Occupation: Youtuber, Musician, Actor
Medium: Video
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Logan Alexander Paul is an American YouTube and Vine creator and brother of Jake Paul. He's mainly known for his pranks and the controversies surrounding him. His fans are known as the Logang or Logang Paulers, depending on if they're fans of just one brother or both.

Fandom

The Logang Pauler fandom seems to be centered mainly on Wattpad, but strangely absent from Tumblr given that it mainly consists of younger fans. As is usual with this type of fandom, imagines and other types of self-insert fics are the most popular genres but there's also a fair amount of fic shipping Logan with his brother.

Controversies

"No Handlebars"

On 17 November 2017, Logan released a song called "No Handlebars,"[1] which heavily sampled "Handlebars" by Flobots. The video and the lyrics are both sexually explicit and misogynistic, drawing criticism and the eventual attention of the original artist. The use was apparently unauthorized and resulted in the front man of Flobots responding via a diss track titled "Handle Your Bars."[2] Logan did not respond to the accusations, but did remove the video from his channel.

Suicide Forest Controversy

On 31 December 2017, Logan released a vlog that was intended to be part 3 of his "Tokyo Adventures" series. He and his friends visited the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, which is widely known as a site of hundreds of suicides, and stumbled upon a dead body. Much like the controversy Thirteen Reasons Why faced related to on-screen depiction of suicide, Logan was quickly criticized for showing the dead body of a recent suicide victim on screen during his vlog.[3]

The video was eventually taken down on 1 January 2018, but in the roughly 24 hours it was on YouTube it had already amassed over 6.3 million views.[4] Logan also issued an apology over Twitter[5] and followed it up with two videos[6] uploaded to his vlog channel further apologizing, the latter of which received positive reviews. In the wake of this controversy, however, the sequel to his YouTube Red movie "The Thinning" was delayed, he was cut from season 4 of the Youtube Red series "Foursome" and a show called "Logan Vs" was cancelled.[7] They also suspended advertising on his videos[8] temporarily but did not ban him from the platform, stating that he did not violate the three strikes policy.[9]

Resources

References

  1. "No Handlebars", official video mirror
  2. FLOBOTS RESPOND TO LOGAN PAUL "NO HANDLEBARS"
  3. YouTube star Logan Paul apologizes for video showing an apparent victim of suicide
  4. Logan Paul Posts Footage of Apparent Suicide Victim on YouTube
  5. Logan Paul's Apology Tweet
  6. "So Sorry." and "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow"
  7. YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Preferred Program, Puts 'Thinning' Sequel on Hold
  8. YouTube drops ads from Logan Paul channels
  9. YouTube’s CEO says Logan Paul doesn’t deserve to be kicked off the platform