Logan Paul slammed for throwing Poke Balls at Japanese people

Bianca Soldani

YouTuber Logan Paul is facing yet more criticism after a second controversial video filmed in Japan has come to light.

In it, the 22-year-old is seen wandering the streets of Tokyo throwing Poke Balls at random people including a chef and a police officer. He also dresses up as a geisha, brandishes two raw fish and pulls down his pants in the middle on a pedestrian crossing.

Logan, who’s taken a break from YouTube after he was slammed for broadcasting footage of a deceased person hanging in the country’s so-called [Incredible Twitter thread explains the Japanese 'Suicide Forest'|'suicide forest'], has now been branded ‘disgusting’ and an ‘absolute moron’ online.

He pulled down his pants in the middle of the street. Photo: YouTube


“He is making foreigners look horrible and disgusting,” one person wrote, “He SHOULD be banned from leaving the US.”

Another said, "I’ve lived in Japan for 10 years now and the disrespect this guy showed really struck a chord! I hope he gets everything he deserves.

Model Chrissie Teigen also weighed in saying, “Tokyo is so f**king beautiful and so f**king kind. so f**king wonderful.

“There is no place like it in the world. I thought the suicide video was the stupidest thing he did but no.”

He threw Poke Balls at people on the street, including this chef. Photo: YouTube

This second video has clocked up over 33 million views, and Logan has actually gained close to 100,000 new YouTube subscribers since his suicide forest video was first posted online.

Logan tweeted out an apology to his 3.9 million followers last week saying the video had been a 'huge mistake'. But his apology, in which he referred to himself 26 times, mentioned his large social following and concluded with "#Logan4Life", was badly received.

So badly received, in fact, that Logan was forced to issue a second apology in the form of a to-camera speech.

He taped an apology after his first attempt was poorly received. Source: YouTube/Logan Paul

"I've made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment and I don't expect to be forgiven. I'm simply here to apologise," Logan said.

"What we came across that day in the woods was obviously unplanned. Our reactions were raw, unfiltered. None of us knew how to react or how to feel. I should have never posted the video. I should have put the cameras down and stopped recording what we were going through. There were a lot of things that I should have done differently but I didn't. And for that, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry."

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