Logan Paul Didn't Make A 'Mistake,' Logan Paul Does Not Deserve Your Forgiveness

Logan Paul Didn't Make A 'Mistake,' Logan Paul Does Not Deserve Your Forgiveness

Apparently Logan Paul's New Year's resolution was to make a mockery of suicide.

Japan's "Suicide Forest" (Aokigahara) is just about as grim as it sounds. The forest sometimes sees upwards of 100 deaths a year: All to suicide. It is one of the most popular places in the world for people choosing to end their lives. Many people who walk into the forest never walk back out.

But some of the people who walk into the forest record a video of a dead body, laugh and post it on the internet for views.

That person would be Logan Paul, of previous Vine stardom and current YouTube personality and actor. Paul was in Japan, hitting the hot spots including trudging into Aokigahara, apparently for the purposes of shooting some spooky ghost footage.

But all previous video intentions shifted when Paul saw a dead body hanging from a tree and chose to record it, go closer to the body for a closeup, blur out his face and post the footage in a YouTube video intended for his incredibly young, impressionable audience.

And his 22 year old adult self is now apologizing for this grave mistake.

Except for, as adults who aren't either complete garbage, complete morons or both, we know this is bullshit.

Because never in our right minds, never would a decent human being decide to take video footage of a stranger who, for reasons beyond what we can comprehend, chose to go out to a forest and end their life. And if we somehow ended up with that footage, we most certainly wouldn't edit it and post it on YouTube to our 12 year old fans under the guise of suicide awareness. And we most CERTAINLY wouldn't publish a half assed apology that says the word "I" or "me" 25 times, or post a tweet underneath our more-sincere-but-still-worthless video apology that says "Like if you're in the Logang!"

Because we're decent people. And objectively, truthfully and unquestionably, Logan Paul is not.

Logan Paul is not some kid who just messed up. Logan Paul is an adult man with a massive youthful following who posted a video of a dead man on a public platform he typically used for comedy (his words, not mine.) Young children and teens with only a small understanding of depression and suicide and all the complexities that go along with those were thrown headfirst into understanding when they clicked on their favorite YouTube channel to see a body hanging from a tree.

This wasn't a mistake and this isn't forgivable.

This is an example of a privileged white boy exploiting one of the most horrific things we know for views and money.

Paul was visibly shocked upon seeing the body, but within minutes was laughing. The effect of seeing somebody in that state wasn't enough to touch him for more than a few minutes, and he wants to preach about suicide awareness and mental health. No thanks. There is truly and honestly nobody worse to listen to about the horrors of suicide than somebody who saw it firsthand and laughed and posted it on the internet.

Logan Paul didn't make a mistake and Logan Paul does not deserve your forgiveness.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org to learn your resources and get the help you deserve.

Cover Image Credit: Logan Paul / YouTube

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7 Ways To Avoid Pissing Off Your Cashiers

We're nice people until we have to repeat ourselves to our customers.

We have all been to grocery shopping or shopping for clothes. Have you ever felt like you were pissing off your cashier? Maybe you were.

Cashiers get pissed or upset pretty easily. For demanding customers to ignorant ones. They all come and go. There are a few that we like to see. Some of our regulars are our favorites

If you don’t wanna make your cashier mad, don’t do these things.

1. Tell your phone number unless asked.

If a store has a rewards card please either wait till we ask for it already have it out. If you don’t have one in hand wait till we ask for your phone number. Just don’t assume we are ready to hear the number. Because more than likely we are not ready.

2. Don't get mad at us.

We don't make up the rules. We just follow them. Just because it doesn't ring up the way you want it doesn't mean it is actually on sale. It could be a sale from last week we forgot to take down.

3. We don't like explaining ourselves more than once.

If you can't get it the first time why even bother trying to hear it a second time. It's a waste of breath and time. Please listen to what we have to say.

4. Get off your phone.

How would you like it if your cashier was on the phone while ringing up your items? It's bad enough when you don't have your rewards card ready or just fire it out like we are ready. It is also rude and inconsiderate when you are on the phone at checkout.

5. Don't dig your purse or that coupon that for whatever

Some stores have to keep certain IPMS (items per minute) and when you rummage for that stuff you run that little meter up.

6. Don't complain to us about something you previously bought.

Yes, it is typical for customers to complain but we can't do anything about it. The person to complain to is customer service because they know how to fix.

7. Read the sales...

Come on people. How hard is it to read? Yea things can be buy one get one, but read and see if that is true because it could be buy 2 get 1.

Cashiers are really nice people we love all our customers but sometimes the things they do make us upset.

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The Perfect Playlist Of Love Songs

Every song will make you want to settle down and fall in love.

Four years ago, I started making playlists on Spotify and became obsessed with creating them. At one point, I had over 50 playlists, but over time, I deleted almost all of them. This playlist, titled "Want," is one of few to survive the cut.

"First Day Of My Life" by Bright Eyes

"Wonderwall" by Oasis

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"Into The Wild" by Lewis Watson

Can't Help Falling In Love" by Ingrid Michaelson

"You Always Make Me Smile" by Kyle Andrews

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"Perfect For Me" by Ron Pope

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