The video was uploaded Sunday under the title "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest..." and garnered more than 6 million views in less than a day, according to NY magazine.
"Did we just find a dead person in the suicide forest hanging?"
In the vlog, Paul and his entourage are seen preparing to spend a night in the forest, showing off camping gear including "binoculars to see the ghosts" and "a football so we can have fun".
Earlier today Paul apologised for the video, saying that he aimed to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention rather than glorify the suicide or disrespect the man's family.
The clip then jumped to the man's body dangling from a tree as Logan zoomed in with his camera. "Depression and mental illnesses are not a joke".
The YouTuber - who stars in MGM's Valley Girl film which is due out this year and is part of YouTube's paid-for Red subscription service - said in the video that he originally meant to focus on the haunted aspect of the forrest. "This just became very real". And while Paul and his posse were wandering through the forest, they discovered a body of a man who apparently hanged himself from a tree.
He then started laughing before saying that the whole vlog was supposed to be a joke.
People criticized Paul for choosing to show the body and noted many of his followers are children.
YouTuber Logan Paul posted an apology on Monday for uploading a video that included footage of a dead body. Fans, people who had never heard of him and even celebrities expressed their disappointment and outrage that he would exploit a suicide victim to get views on his YouTube channel.
The video, as well as Paul's on-camera reaction to finding the body, was widely condemned by social media users. "I didn't do it for views". "I'm often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have & with great power comes great responsiblity. for the first time in my life I'm regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly". "I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity", he wrote. It won't happen again.