Logan Paul has more than 18 million YouTube subscribers and lives in a $6.5 million, 9,000-square-foot Encino mansion. But while he's apparently rolling in Scrooge McDuck money, his public image took quite a hit in 2018. During a trip to Japan, he visited the infamous Aokigahara Forest and mocked a suicide victim, which sparked an enormous backlash.
Following the incident, Logan apologized and tried to atone for his sins with a suicide awareness video. It appeared the vlogger was turning over a new leaf, and willing to learn from his mistakes. However, the "new Logan" didn't last long. In a subsequent video, the 23-year-old pissed everyone off again by tasing two dead rats on his balcony. But in his defense, he had a good reason. He... Well, he... You see, he... Okay, there was no good reason. It was weird.
As 2018 crawled to an end, Logan posted an emotional message on Twitter. ""2018. you son of a bitch," he wrote. "What a year. So many lessons learned, so much GROWTH as a human being, i GUARANTEE this will be the most important year of my life... i could go on and on. Point is, we did it. Chapter closed. Dear 2019... Let’s get this fkn bread ?"
Recently Noah Centineo, the star of the hit teen romance To All the Boys I've Loved Before, retweeted Logan's message, and added this comment: "Beautiful man. It's not just about overcoming adversity, it's about overcoming yourself in the face of adversity. We can all learn a lot from this growth."
Shortly afterward, Noah deleted the comment, but screenshots of it lived on. Twitter users were furious to see their beloved actor defend such a controversial YouTuber. "noah centineo is trash for supporting logan paul, a man who is racist, homophobic and laughed at suicide victims while recording for views," wrote one person. "noah centineo damn well KNOWS how awful logan is yet still chose to openly support him."
Noah has not commented on the controversy yet. It is unclear whether or not he is in the "Logang," but if he is, he may want to rescind his membership. We're only half a month into 2019, and Logan Paul has already stirred up controversy. During a recent episode of his podcast, Impaulsive, he announced plans to "go gay" for a month.
Apparently, Logan Paul was joking, but nonetheless, the comment angered many people in the LGBTQ community. Being gay is not a choice or a phase, and many gay people have been killed or committed suicide over their sexuality. In response to the controversy, Logan tweeted to GLAAD, "very poor choice of words... my fault. let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week?" (Why apologize when you can self-promote?)
Netflix and Paramount have announced plans to produce a sequel to To All the Boys I've Loved Before - please, don't include a Logan Paul cameo! (Or do, just to troll Noah Centineo fans on Twitter.)