You’d think maybe Logan Paul learned his lesson the last time he exploited a person for views. Nope.
The disgraced vlogger now infamous for filming the body of a man who died by suicide and including it in his vlog has been spending his birthday week disturbing the peace at Yosemite National Park. In addition to receiving multiple citations from park rangers, Paul also filmed the aftermath of a car crash. Then he uploaded it to his vlog, teasing it at the front of the clip for views.
At about 7 minutes into the vlog, Paul exits a river after falling out of a kayak when he hears a loud crash. He runs to the scene of the crash where it appears that a pickup truck t-boned a cargo van filled with people.
“Are you guys OK?” Paul and his friend Andy Altig ask a man struggling to open the door of the van. A young child can be heard saying “ow” over and over again. The two check and make sure help has been called, confirming no one is seriously injured before returning to the river to retrieve their kayak.
“Yo, what the fuck?” Paul asks Altig.
“Yo, this is crazy,” Altig responds, giggling to himself. The gang then retrieve their kayak, and later return to check on the families.
This is in no way as bad as what Paul did when he filmed a dead body, but this is not a good look for someone who’s trying to save face. Logan Paul exploited a shocked family with children that were just involved in a car crash for views. He didn’t even have the decency to blur out their faces.
Yes, I’m sure he was genuinely concerned for their wellbeing. Deep down, I don’t believe that Logan Paul is a bad person with ill intentions, but not everything captured on camera needs to go in a vlog. Paul still hasn’t learned that.
After disappearing for less than a month following the suicide video controversy, Paul returned stating he was “starting a new chapter” in his life. But shortly after returning YouTube cut ad revenue on his channel after one of his vlogs featured him tasering a dead rat and taking a fish out of water to give it CPR.
“We believe he has exhibited a pattern of behavior in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community,” a spokesperson for YouTube said at the time.
His ad revenue has since been restored, though at the time he remained on “probation” by YouTube.