Shock value sells, morality doesn’t.
As we reported, YouTube star Logan Paul faced extreme backlash after he posted (and then deleted) a video of him apparently finding a dead body while traveling through Aokigahara, also known as the Japanese Suicide Forest.
While many assumed the controversy would have a negative impact on the 22-year-old’s subscriber count, the opposite actually happened.
According to data from VidStatsX, while Paul’s subscriber growth declined on the day he made headlines (17,111), it jumped up to a whopping 81,114 the following day on January 3.
Overall, he has made approximately 100,000 new followers since posting the contentious clip.
Aside from the aforementioned video, Paul’s other vlogs from Japan are receiving even more social media outrage.
On Friday, YouTuber website We The Unicorns posted a compilation video where Paul acts racially insensitive toward Japanese citizens, despite making a promise to not “disrespect the culture.”
I wanted us to be better. my thinking was around us trying to be kind, forgiving people. but oh my god. wrong. fucking. hill.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 5, 2018
If you let Chrissy down, you’ve let ALL of us down!
[Image via Logan Paul/Instagram.]