Hi North House, Happy New Year! I hope that all of you had a restful and awesome break.
As I was scrolling on my Twitter feed the other day, something on the Trending list had caught my eye: a Youtuber named Logan Paul was under fire for uploading an inappropriate video on his Youtube channel, in which he mocked and exploited a corpse in Aokigahara, the Suicide Forest of Japan. The Youtuber’s general content has been aimed towards a younger audience. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have shown disgust in Paul’s vulgarity and exploitation shown within the video. The article shown here discusses how Paul later apologizes and how the media has reacted to the situation, as well as his apology. Many people were outraged at Paul’s video due to the disrespect that he had shown towards the victim. Nevertheless, fans of Paul continue to support him and Youtube has yet to demonetize his channel.
Prompt: What was your first reaction to this situation? How do you think Logan should be punished, if he should be punished at all? Do you believe his apology? Why or why not?