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Logan Paul explains why he's "done" with critics following KSI video claim

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to controversy, following his highly publicized debacle at Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest’ in early 2018 - and now, he’s in hot water once more, for yet another incident related to suicide awareness.

YouTuber KSI uploaded an hour and twenty-minute-long video on June 3 debunking claims of abuse made by his little brother, Deji, the profits from which would benefit a suicide charity.

However, KSI’s video was quickly demonetized, after an automatic claim from Logan Paul’s network flagged the content.

Users across the net flamed Logan Paul for the claim, as well as his ensuing Tweet, which read, “HAHAHA fuck you, pussy.”

Logan Paul, Twitter
Logan Paul, Twitter

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Paul addressed the matter during an episode of ‘Jake ‘n Logan’ on June 8, where he explained that he had just finished a session of boxing training before being notified of the automatic claim, and had decided to take out his aggression from the sport in the Tweet.

“KSI being my mortal enemy and shit, I was like, ‘This is great! What a fucking pussy!’” Paul explained, going on to claim that he “couldn’t believe” he’d Tweeted out the statement before learning that KSI’s profits were meant for charity.

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“I’ve made another severe and continuous lapse in judgement,” Paul continued, referencing his initial apology video from 2018.

Despite his mistake, Logan likewise admitted that he was tired of being criticized for the slip-up, with users across the net taking issue with his Tweet and arguing that he should have waited before reacting.

“It was just a stupid thing,” he said of the scandal. “...I don’t know how else to cut it, dude. I’m done with soft America!”

Logan Paul, YouTube
Logan Paul, YouTube
Logan Paul has claimed that he hopes to move on from YouTube, announcing in a Tweet that he wishes to pursue full-time fighting as an alternative career path.

This wouldn’t be the first time Paul has taken shots at his critics, by far; the YouTuber likewise claimed that his Flat Earth “mockumentary” was made as a “fuck you” to his haters, who took issue with the film for shining a light on the controversial Flat Earth community and conspiracy theories.

Paul is set to face off with rival KSI in a boxing rematch, which will throw down in November 2019, although no exact date nor venue have yet been announced for the event.