3 Self Destructive Things Logan Paul Has Done in His YouTube Career

Published 06/06/2021, 11:00 AM CDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Referee Jack Reiss deducts 2 points from the score card of Logan Paul (red/white/blue shorts) after he punched KSI (black/red shorts) after a knock down in their pro debut fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. KSI won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Logan Paul has had his fair share of controversies in the boxing world. However, his Internet career similarly saw ‘The Maverick’ get into deep troubles.

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While Paul claimed his rise to fame came with Vine videos and YouTube vlogs, the 26-year-old faced criticism for a number of his antics.

Paul has done several kinds of vlogs in his career, from a range of entertainment, roasting, comedy to lifestyle and music videos.  Meanwhile, a few of those clips did hurt people’s sentiments and Logan Paul was highly criticized by the Internet community.

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However, the celebrity could make it to the top, becoming one of the most popular and richest superstars of social media. As he is making even bigger moves into the boxing world, here’s a look back at 3 incidents that could have destroyed Logan Paul’s career.

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Logan Paul in Japan

In a controversial video, Paul and his friends explored the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji, which is known as a suicide forest in Japan. Several people consider the place to be haunted, per BBC. Meanwhile, Logan Paul’s activities in the forest triggered many.

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He reportedly came across a dead body and made disturbing comments on the camera. The video was put on the public platform and had millions of views.

YouTube punished Logan Paul for that and took down his channel. Nevertheless, ‘The Maverick’ apologized later in a social media post. But fans continue to bash him even today.

Lies and disease

A few years ago, Logan Paul also claimed himself to be color blind in a much-popular YouTube video. He used special glass to get rid of it and even explored the city. As the video reflected, Paul was happy to see colors through his eyes and it was an emotional phase for many.

However, it turned out to be false, and many fans ridiculed Paul for lying and manipulating the audience. ‘The Maverick’ appears fit with no signs of color blindness in any of his new videos. So, it was another such act that could have ended his Internet career.

Logan Paul and dead rats

The popular Internet star was in the pool of criticism when he posted a disturbing video of dead rats. According to internet.co.uk, rats with a stun gun in a video, which caused widespread resentment throughout the world.

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Several animal rights activists and social workers raised their voices against Logan Paul and the YouTuber had to apologize and take out the video once again.

It was shocking to see Logan Paul take another blow to his YouTube career. But his past record doesn’t cite it as an unexpected stance.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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