It seems Logan Paul still isn’t ready to own up to all of his mistakes.
It’s been about seven months since the YouTuber posted a controversial video containing footage of an apparent victim of suicide found in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, but fellow YouTube star Casey Neistat still had a lot of questions.
Casey hosted Paul over for a long, extremely blunt interview, and when faced with some serious, tough questions, Paul proved that after all this time he still really doesn’t get it.
In the interview, Neistat chatted with Paul about the documentary, along with his thought process leading up to posting the video, what he’s learned since, and more.
Neistat didn’t hold back, and the questions were clearly challenging to Paul at times. Nearly all of the interviews Paul has done since the controversy have been extremely soft.
At around 19 minutes, Neistat asks Paul about a supercut of his trip to Japan, for which he criticized for and said to have severely disrespected Japanese culture. Paul gets extremely defensive, arguing with all his might that his actions were not culturally insensitive, but rather just plain insensitive.
“There’s a difference between being culturally insensitive — being insensitive towards a culture — and being insensitive,” Paul said, later explaining that he laughed during the suicide video as “a defense mechanism.”
After watching Paul’s responses in the interview, many people had a hard time feeling like the YouTuber had grown as a person or learned much from his fall from the top.
Logan Paul is such a fucking clown. I just watched the interview conducted by Casey and man..
I refuse to accept the excuse of ‘pressures of daily vlogging’ for the inhumane act he commited.
His upcoming documentary sounds awful and as though it’ll be riddled with self pity 😒
— Martyn Littlewood (@InTheLittleWood) July 27, 2018
So I watched the full 35 minute interview Casey Neistat did with Logan Paul and can now say I am 100% certain he is the biggest piece of trash on the planet. Fake as hell, talks about his “clout” constantly, and clearly thinks HE is the victim from the forest video. Pure trash!
— DreamcastGuy (@DreamcastGuy) July 27, 2018
Currently watching Casey Neistat’s interview with Logan Paul. The fact that Logan still doesn’t understand how it’s culturally insensitive to go around Japan wearing a pikachu outfit, throwing poke balls at the locals, is so troubling. This kid will never get it
— Lindsay (@Panama592) July 27, 2018
Probably one of the toughest things for Logan Paul to do in his career on YouTube.
Casey did a great job. Nonetheless, it’s easy to see through all of Logans bullshit.
He claims that his actions in Japan no longer represent his brand, yet those videos are still up on his channel. https://t.co/LnKzlFq8HJ
— Jack Sherwood (@elmannamedjack) July 27, 2018
its genuinely incredible at how fucking awful logan paul is even after everything like everything he does feels fake and uninformed. anyways this casey neistat interview with him was a great exposure of how awful he truly is when u ask the hard questions. like genuinely.
— shannon (@niallthorans) July 27, 2018
Paul’s video, posted in January, was met with immediate backlash from fans, members of the YouTube community, and everyday people who were unaware of the YouTube star. Now he’s creating a documentary about his rise to YouTube fame and instant career derailment in attempt to make a comeback.
Paul told Neistat he has yet to decide whether or not his documentary will be monetized, but said if it is the money will go towards suicide prevention organizations.
On Thursday, BBC Radio 1 also announced it would be pulling an interview with Paul that was scheduled to air later that evening, so it seems Paul still has a ways to go on his comeback tour. The YouTuber is set to have a boxing match with KSI in Manchester, England on August 25. So, uh, we’ll see how that goes.
If you want to talk to someone or are experiencing suicidal thoughts, text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. For international resources, this list is a good place to start.