BBC Radio 1 receives backlash for featuring Logan Paul

The following article contains discussion of suicide that some readers may find upsetting.

BBC Radio 1 listeners are disgusted with the station for allowing controversial YouTuber Logan Paul to feature on air with presenter Charlie Sloth.

Paul, who is promoting his boxing match with British YouTuber KSI, was disgraced in January when he shared a vlog of himself in the Japanese suicide forest of Aokigahara, filming and making light of a real dead body.

After sharing a video promoting Paul's fight with KSI, BBC Radio 1's official Twitter account received a huge amount of backlash (some tweets contain NSFW language).

One person wrote: "Why on Earth is he getting more publicity?! He's absolutely disgusting."

Another added: "What have you let this creature have a public platform? Don't encourage people to discuss mental health and then give exposure to a boy who mocked someone's hanging body."

A third person tweeted: "Logan Paul is everything that is wrong with the modern world. Love @CharlieSloth show but don't have him back on."

Back in January, Paul was forced to apologise after his vlog inside the forest received a major backlash worldwide. He asked his passionate fanbase not to defend his actions and claimed that he did not deserve forgiveness.

Despite that, Paul now finds himself being given a platform on the UK's most listened to radio station.


We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org), and Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk).

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255 or visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.