Logan Paul could face four criminal charges upon return to Japan

by

On December 31, well-known YouTuber, Logan Paul, deemed it appropriate to upload footage of a man who had taken his own life in a forest in Japan.

The backlash was swift and severe, and in spite of Logan's two apologies, YouTubers have been quick to turn their back on him.

However, a decline in popularity is by far the least significant outcome of the ill-advised decision, with authorities in Japan asserting that 22-year-old Paul could face charges should he return to Japan.

Speaking to The Daily Beast, Taihei Ogawa, one of Japan's most decorated and well-respected former police officers, said: "It’s not an issue that you’re Japanese or a foreigner—but that you’re breaking the law."

"And you’re showing these lawless acts to thousands of people who follow you on YouTube, which sets a bad example," he added.

"Even if you did things as a prank, you damaged property, you bothered people, you obstructed the work of innocent people trying to make an honest living, you were rude to many and you were a pain in the ass."

Paul's potential charges would include destruction of property, public indecency, interference with business operations and traffic violations.

Trending
Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.