Logan Alexander Paul is an American social media entertainer who started creating videos on Vine. He is a former State placing wrestler and received two academic scholarships to attend Ohio University in Athens. Paul's first television acting job was a short in Bad Weather Films, playing Rainbow Man. This led to a sequel called Rainbow Man. In early 2015, Paul appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as a malicious kidnapper. In the pilot of the new series, Weird Loners, the role of the Logan Twins is portrayed by Logan Paul. He has since worked with other Vine users, such as King Bach, Christian Delgrosso, and Lance210. Paul later branched out into acting in television and films. His television work includes a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a role in the comedy series Weird Loners. His film work includes the dystopian science fiction YouTube Red film The Thinning and the adult comedy Airplane Mode. He has also started his own brand called Maverick, named after his parrot.
Suicide video controversy
On December 31, 2017, Paul uploaded a vlog to his YouTube channel depicting the recently deceased corpse of a man who had committed suicide by hanging in Aokigahara at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, known as the "suicide forest" due to its high popularity as a suicide site. Initially intended to be part three of his "Tokyo Adventures", the group had planned to camp in the woods, but in response to finding the corpse, decided to notify the authorities and cancel their plans. The video gained 6.3 million views within 24 hours of being uploaded and reached Number 10 on YouTube's trending list. Paul has since issued apologies on his Twitter and YouTube. Three weeks after, Paul then uploaded a suicide prevention video specifically for suicide awareness. The video has been applauded and also criticized. YouTube also issued an official punishment on Paul's account.