Logan Paul First Television Interview With ‘Good Morning America’ Since Controversial YouTube Upload
YouTube vlogger Logan Paul sat down with Good Morning America's Michael Strahan for his first sit-down interview since he uploaded his controversial video.
One On One With Michael Strahan
"It's been tough because ironically, I am being told to commit suicide myself. Millions of people hate me and go tell me to go die in a fire," Paul to ABC.
Throughout the seven-minute conversation, Paul talked to Strahan in a candid interview how he went to being one of the most talked about YouTube creators with 16 million subscribers to one of the most hated men on the planet.
Paul stated to Strahan that he wanted to go to Japan's Aokigahara section to create another fun vlog. He explained that at the forest, Paul and his friends would film their usual antics and show his audience what it was like camping in Japan. However, Paul explained that they found a deceased body 100 yards away from the campground's parking lot. Paul added that there was a reason why it happened.
"I believe that it happened for a reason. That reason was that I could take this experience, learn from it and spread the message the right way about suicide prevention and suicide prevention awareness," said Paul.
Strahan asked the YouTube creator if he knew the age of his audience. Paul added that he is not making content for children as he spoke about the mature elements in his videos.
"I am much more aware of the impact that my actions have on myself and others," said Paul.
He also encouraged parents that they should be monitoring what their kids watch. Paul also revealed that he does not care about his bottom line, but also added that making content which makes his audience happy makes him smile.
Logan Paul's New Mission
During his interview with Strahan, Paul spoke about his latest mission in increasing suicide prevention and awareness. By partnering with both the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in New York City and the Alo House Recovery Center in California, Paul learned more about suicide prevention as he met with survivors. Paul also promised that he would donate $1 million to various suicide organizations.
YouTube Cuts Business Ties
One of the challenges that Paul faces as he continues his next chapter is rebuilding trust amongst the YouTube community. The social media network cut business ties with Paul as they disconnected him from their Google Premium program and put the sequel to the YouTube Original film The Thinning on hold.
YouTube faced a backlash from both its creators and consumers for not responding to the Paul controversy until 11 days after the incident.
Paul apologized for his actions last month.