A Japanese vlogger is facing racist assaults for blaming YouTube celebrity Logan Paul’s recent “dead body” video, which presented agitating footage of an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest.
The vlogger, who goes by the call Reina Scully, posted a video quoting Paul’s past disrespect of Japanese people and explaining why his clip, which testified him laughing near the unidentified body, was so offensive.
Scully, who’s known for her anime examines, soon faced a onslaught of insults from Paul’s devotees. She shared a collection of the remarks, which include racist slurs and profanities, on Twitter, receiving more than 6,000 retweets within a day 😛 TAGEND
“Ching Chang Chung. Shut the fucking around you suicide faggots. Let the japs kill themselves … LOGANG for LIFE, ” one commenter wrote.
Another Paul fan commented, “You bitch you don’t have the right to talk about him, you fucking serenities of shit you are just applying his name for clickbait fuck off bitch.”
In addition to highlighting how dangerously and insensitively Paul managed the subject of suicide, Scully mentions in her video that she’s visualized other vlogs of Paul in Japan that recommend he imagines of Japanese people as “caricatures” rather than human beings.
“As a Japanese national citizen who grew up in the U.S. with a green card, there used to be a lot of hours where I was treated as though I was really tiny and I was a child, ” she said. “It’s emphatically because I’m foreign. … It’s emphatically alarming in the most difficult of ways, and after watching some clips of Logan Paul’s other blogs in Japan … there’s a sliver of what I used to experience of how people used to talk down to me because I was foreign.”
She added that while Aokigahara, which has gained reputation as the locate of many suicides, has been featured in a variety of internet content, it isn’t a tourist destination and shouldn’t be drawn as such.
“It’s one of our sins, and the internet is praising one of our darkest issues, ” she said.
Paul issued an apologetic after the outcry, saying he was unprepared to encounter a torso in the grove. “What we came across in the lumbers that day was obviously unplanned, ” he said, afterwards adding, “I should have never posted the video. I should have thrown the cameras down.”
But Scully said in her video that she doesn’t buy that. Though Paul said he didn’t know how to react to the body in the moment, Scully point out here that that it doesn’t account for his decision to share the video later. She likewise called for YouTube to take action.
“I refuse to accept that as any sort of reasoning whatsoever. Everyone has their videos edited, especially him, who obviously has a whole team working behind his production, ” Scully said. “You decide to put that out there. That is the ability that YouTube devotes us, and you took that power away from yourself by employing it as an apologize to the reasons why everything there is went down. You have no sense of responsibility.”
Though many Paul followers assaulted Scully, she also received an outpouring of support, including from several fellow YouTubers. Some people have recognized that Paul has long stimulated insensitive commentaries toward Asians and other people of color. Actor Jimmy Wong shared a series of tweets from Paul about black and Asian genitalia and his citations to Asians as “little.”
YouTube told HuffPost in a statement that it had issued a Community Guidelines ten-strike to Paul’s channel. When a consumer has a strike on the report, they may not have access to some YouTube aspects. However, strikes are not permanent and expire after three months.
“Our nerves go out to the family of the person featured in the video, ” the company said in a statement. “YouTube proscribes violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful way. If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the website when supported by appropriate educational or documentary information and in a number of cases it will be age-gated.”
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