Logan’s suicide forest video, in which he filmed and posted a video of an apparently dead body, has reverberated around the internet for days. Jake has been embroiled in controversy because of an inappropriate clickbait headline and thumbnail and for rapping the N-word twice in a newly surfaced video.
Logan has apologized twice and has taken a break from vlogging as the controversy continues unabated, and in his apology video—which has been viewed more than 29 million times as of this writing—he asked his fans not to defend his actions because “they do not deserve to be defended.”
But when the Twitter account purportedly run by his mother, Pam Stepnick, asked for support, she got hundreds of responses from the LoGang.
@LoganPaul @jakepaul If you or anyone you know has been suicidal or depressed and has been inspired/saved/helped by Logan or Jake’s videos please like & retweet this. #lovenothate #even1lifeisimportant
— Pam Stepnick (@PStepnick) January 4, 2018
Here are a few responses, including one from a fan who credits Logan with keeping her alive and another who worries how she’s going to feel when he doesn’t vlog on a daily basis.
If you have any info. Or even see this. Do you know when he might post next. It would fr his first day missing a post In over a year. Please I need this more than you know.
— Carlee Price (@CarleePrice27) January 3, 2018
@PStepnick i have been trying to stick up to @LoganPaul because he and his brother @jakepaul have inspired me to do allot and by thank you to them is by sticking up for them from the people that wont just let it go #lovenothate xx
— morgan jones (@jonesmorganx) January 4, 2018
I really hope this all blows over and people learn to love and respect Logan again. I have recently bought his merch, which I had been saving so much money up for due to the currency change and shipping price to Australia. I will be forever in the Logang.
— daisy💥 (@alastorsdoll) January 4, 2018
Others showed their support almost immediately after the video was posted.
Im not taking sides. The suicide thing is absolutely nothing to joke about, but Logan shouldn't be hated on. He said humor is how he copes with his emotions. It wasn't right to laugh at the situation. But making him feel horrible about himself is equally not right. #Logang4Life pic.twitter.com/dLOFIm2zGA
— eden ⭐ (@imedenperry) January 2, 2018
— Kaya (@Ace_famm) January 2, 2018
Omg, your a human, you make mistakes, and if people can't understand that than they are not true fans❤️❤️i love you so much logan, #LOGANG4life
— eliana (@276_eli) January 2, 2018
Not everybody, though, took Stepnick’s suggestion and shared an inspirational story about her sons.
y’all are messed up if you fr can just let go the fact that he literally MOCKED, LAUGHED, SHOWED A DEAD MAN WHO TOOK HIS OWN LIFE BY HANGING HIMSELF, AND JOKED ABOUT IT. Logan is disgusting, he willingly edited, reviewed, and uploaded the video. He isn’t sorry. He’s disgusting
— nat🍄🪐💫 (@zosozepx) January 5, 2018
He befriended and promoted Chris Lepore after he was charged with sexual assault of his ex girlfriend, and he even mocked and ridiculed Lepore's ex for coming forward. He plagiarized the flobots among the myriad of problems with his Handlebars music video.
— That One (@rebeccanrahman) January 4, 2018
Still, his fans are forgiving.
idc i’ll still love him even through a few mistakes. he’s only human
— ashley :))) (@ashleyhornx) January 4, 2018
Since the video was posted, Logan has gained about 250,000 new YouTube subscribers in the last five days, according to YouTube analytics site Social Blade.
It’s unclear when or if Logan will return to social media, though it’s likely a matter of when and not if. And when he does, it’s a good bet that the vast majority of his 15.4 million subscribers will be excited to see what he posts next.