The rapper posted the below photo from the 2018 Grammys red carpet, with the caption "They trinna crucify me like they did Christ." Paul took it upon himself to respond in an ill-advised manner. "Lawlz u tellin me," he comments, as if exploiting suicide and being culturally insensitive is something to be laughing about.
Cardi hasn't responded, but her fans were quick to call out Paul for his remark. "What you did was way different. Don’t compare," one person wrote. "@loganpaul well cardi didn’t film a dead body did she, Logan? 🤗 " another scoffed. The Bardi Gang on Twitter quickly caught on to the Instagram bashing and chimed in.
The controversy surrounding Paul began in December when he posted a "suicide forest" YouTube video where an apparent suicide victim was shown in Japan's Aokigahara forest. Once the footage gained traction, people immediately began accusing the vlogger of exploiting the person's death and mental health issues for video views. YouTube later cut all business ties with Paul. After claiming he deserved a second chance, Paul later returned to YouTube with a documentary called "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow" where he interviewed an individual who tried to take his life.
The documentary was an attempt to wipe Paul's hands clean, but the controversy returned in the spotlight on Wednesday when Microsoft announced it would remove a game inspired by the vlogger that mocks suicide from its Xbox Live Creators Collection program.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.