YOUTUBE star turned boxer Logan Paul has over 22.6 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform.
Logan and his younger brother Jake are no strangers to the negative media attention surrounding their YouTube videos.
Who is Logan Paul?
Logan is known for his YouTube channel and in recent years has stepped into the boxing ring.
The 26-year-old Ohio native originally gained popularity from the former social media app Vine, which has since been deleted and has since starred in the movies The Thinning, The Space Between Us, and Valley Girl after moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
In 2019 Logan made his debut in the boxing ring against British YouTube star KSI. The first match ended in a draw which sparked a rematch between the two where KSI won.
On June 6, Logan is scheduled to fight boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. After a press conference May 6, his brother Jake has been banned from attending the event after sparked a brawl following taking Mayweather Jr.'s hat following a news conference to promote the event.
What did Logan Paul do in Japan?
Back in 2017, Logan faced serious backlash after posting a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.
The forest is known as the "Suicide Forrest" as it is a frequent site for suicide.
The then 24-year-old Logan posted a video online going into the "haunted" forest and after finding the body, started making jokes which many on the internet found unprofessional.
What happened after the video was posted?
Following the video being posted, YouTube suspended his account and 200,000 people signed a petition to have him removed from the platform entirely.
Logan released an apology on Twitter saying "I've never made a mistake like this before." Following up he said he was stepping away from posting and "taking time to reflect."
The video also caused him to lose followers and subscribers, SocialBlade reported at the time that he had a 47% in views and 88% slowdown in subscribers.
YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, also suspended his ad revenue from the streaming platform and said that he had violated their policies enough times to call for termination of him on the site.
Why is Logan Paul being sued by Japan?
Three years following the video, Logan is now being sued by Japan in a claim that his video cost the movie production company Planeless Pictures, millions following the backlash of the video.
Back in 2016, Logan was supposed to star as himself in the movie Airplane Model which was supposed to be about modern-day trend-setters, inspired by Logan, his brother other social media stars.
Planeless Pictures claims that after the controversial video was posted, it cost them the movie deal and that Logan was aware that if he did post it the deal would be destroyed.
After the video was posted, Google ended the contract with the company and left them in over $3 million in debt.
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