Elizabeth Entenman
February 01, 2018 8:00 am

It’s been a month since Logan Paul posted his insensitive Japanese suicide forest video, for which the backlash was strong and immediate. He took down the video, apologized, announced that he was taking some time off from vlogging, and essentially disappeared. While Paul was away, YouTube removed him from Google Preferred, the platform’s premier ad service. But on January 24th, Logan Paul returned to YouTube with a new video, titled “Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow,” which serves as a suicide awareness campaign.

Paul appeared in an interview on Good Morning America on February 1st to discuss the suicide forest video, share what he’s learned, and reiterate that he’s committed to suicide awareness. “The idea was to shock and show the harsh realities of suicide and get people talking about something I don’t think people are talking about much,” Paul said in an interview with Michael Strahan. “And still that’s the goal today.”

But he acknowledged that those intentions were not executed properly, saying he had a “horrible lapse of judgment” in posting the suicide forest video. “I believe it happened for a reason and that reason is so I could take this experience, learn from it, spread the message the right way about suicide prevention and suicide prevention awareness.”

Logan Paul also said that he’s going to be much more careful about what is and isn’t acceptable to vlog and share with the world.

“I will think twice in the future about what I post, probably three times,” he said.

Watch Logan Paul’s full interview on Good Morning America below.

Many people still don’t believe Paul’s apology: Some think he’s abusing the cause to earn views and make money. Others don’t believe he understands how important suicide prevention really is. But only time will tell what his future videos and actions will hold.

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