Logan Paul's Timeline Of Bad Decisions

Logan Paul's Timeline Of Bad Decisions

He really doesn't learn, does he?
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Logan Paul has been all over the news recently. Paul, the 22-year old YouTube star who started out on Vine, has created lots of controversy over his video he made in Japan's Aokigahara forest, where he showed and made fun of a suicide victim. While this content would be shocking for someone of any age, the video is especially scandalous because his viewers mainly consist of young teens.

This isn't the only reason why Logan Paul is a terrible influence to his young viewers. He has done several other things that have painted him in a negative light.

February 22, 2014

For a video, Logan Paul broke into a woman's car in a Walmart parking lot. The woman was in her car and ask Paul to leave, believing that he wanted to cause her harm, but he refused. According to a press release, "Paul was charged with three offenses — criminal mischief, menacing behavior, and disorderly conduct," and needed to pay a $150 fine and do 75 hours of community service.

September 29, 2017 - Trouble in Italy

Logan posted a video claiming he got arrested by Italian police for flying a drone in area where drones couldn't be flown. However, because of the way the video was edited, many people believe he posted this just for the views and wasn't actually arrested. Regardless, he believes it's cool to show his viewers that being arrested is okay.

December 31, 2017 - The Suicide Forest Video

The video has been taken down, but that doesn't change the fact almost everyone has heard about this incident. Paul and his crew headed into the supposedly-haunted Aokigahara forest, where they found a dead body. In the video, Logan is seen stifling laughs.

The video has received criticism from politicians, celebrities, other YouTubers, and the general public for the insensitivity of the video. There were even several petitions started to kick Logan Paul off of YouTube. Because of the negative press, Logan took a month-long break from social media, excluding the suicide awareness video he made in late January.

February 5 , 2018 - The Tide Pod Tweet and Tasered Rats

With the tide pods memes that became extremely popular in January came the tide pod challenge. The challenge consists of putting Tide Pods in your mouth and popping them. This is extremely dangerous and landed 87 people in the hospital in January of 2018, compared to the 53 total in all of 2017, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Logan Paul to happily playing along with this in front of his young viewers could be really dangerous. By the time he tweeted this, there had already been many news stories about the dangers of the Tide Pod Challenge and YouTube was doing what is could to stop the challenge from gaining more popularity. Paul apparently did not get the memo.

On the same day as his tide pod tweet, Logan released his first video in a month. In this video, Paul finally got his ad revenue cut after tasering two dead rats and laughing gleefully during one of his newest videos where he pretends to be washed up on a desert island. YouTube said that because of his previous behavior and how this video was on the line for crossing their advertising revenue policies, that it was finally time to give Logan Paul a severe punishment.

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.
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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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All good things must come to an end.

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It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

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Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

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Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)

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Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

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Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes

6. VEEP (HBO)

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Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)

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Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)

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Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

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