YouTube star Logan Paul apologizes after filming a dead body in Japan's 'suicide forest'

YouTube star Logan Paul has apologized and deleted a video in which he filmed a dead body in Japan's so-called "suicide forest."

Paul released a video late in December in which he filmed himself and his friends discovering a dead body in the Aokigahara forest in Japan.

The forest has developed a reputation as a site where many Japanese people have committed suicide.

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In the since-deleted video, Paul and his friends planned to camp in the forest overnight, but they stumbled upon a corpse hanging from a tree.

Paul blurred the face of the body, but he and his friends stood around the corpse and filmed it before leaving the forest.

Paul has since released an apology on Twitter in which he said that "I've never made a mistake like this before."

Paul initially found fame through the Twitter-owned video service Vine, and has since migrated to posting daily videos on YouTube. His younger brother is fellow YouTube star Jake Paul, who was accused of turning his neighborhood into a "war zone" by his neighbors after a series of parties, stunts, and fan attention.

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