YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for video depicting an apparent victim of suicide

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YouTube star Logan Paul has issued an apology for posting a video containing footage of an apparent victim of suicide, but it might not be enough for some.

In the now-removed video, the 22-year-old vlogger visited Japan’s Aokigahara forest on the northwestern flank of Mount Fuji. The forest’s name translates to the “Sea of Trees” but is known internationally as the “Suicide Forest,” the site of hundreds of suicides every year.

According to New York Magazine, Paul posted a video to his 15 million YouTube subscribers with the title “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” that was meant to be the third part of his “Tokyo Adventures,” series. The publisher reports that the video contained footage of a person who had apparently died by suicide, with their face blurred. Read more…

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Josh Homme apologises after photographer said he kicked her

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UPDATE: Dec. 11, 2017, 5:31 p.m. AEDT Updated with an additional statement from Josh Homme.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has apologised after a photographer claimed she was kicked in the head by the musician.

Chelsea Lauren, who was working at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday in Los Angeles for Shutterstock, told Variety she was intentionally kicked in the head by the musician. 

“I saw him coming over and I was shooting away. The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard,” she said.  Read more…

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