About one week after the 22-year-old vlogger announced he was taking a break from the internet, his father, Greg Paul, went on social media to confirm Logan’s imminent return. Greg also took the time to defend his son’s character, thank his family’s supporters, and call out their critics.
“I wanna let everybody know that Logan is coming back. That is a definite,” the father said in an Instagram video. “[…] Also, the amount of love that has been coming has been unbelievable. The amount of people showing support has been unbelievable, and I am now calling you guys super fans. The haters think they’re having an effect on us, but if the haters knew how much love was out there, and how much support was out there, they’d shut their freaking mouths. The haters will never, ever have an effect on the Paul family in the way they want to make it happen, because the love is too great.”
Logan faced international criticism earlier this month after he posted a YouTube video that showed an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, aka “Suicide Forest.” Shortly after the vlog was removed, Logan apologized for the video, insisting he never intended to offend viewers.
“I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before,” he wrote on social media. “I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I though I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity […] I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention.”
Many people have called for the removal of Logan’s channel from YouTube. But considering he has more than 15 million subscribers and reportedly generates about $7.3 million a year in ad revenue, it’s unlikely his channel will go away.
Logan’s father admitted he doesn’t always agree with his sons’ actions or behavior [Logan’s brother is fellow problematic vlogger Jake Paul], but insisted he was “sooo proud of them.”
“We all screw up. It’s a part of life,” Greg wrote in the video caption. “[…] Face it folks....... we all fuck up at one time or another. That’s life!! What we do with those mistakes, bad judgement or whatever term you give it, is what matters.”