"It's not like I'm a bad guy", Paul said.
"The idea was to just do another fun blog, go camp for a night and make another entertaining piece of content in a forest", Paul told Strahan.
"It was a 100 yards away from the park". Part of the criticism around the video is Paul's reaction as he struggles to suppress laughter and cracks a few jokes, as well as the clear disregard for the somber legacy of the forest.
You know, I'm sure Logan Paul has learned his lesson like he says and won't be douching all over internet anymore, right? "Millions of people, literally, telling me they hate me, to go die in a fire", he says. People do frightful things.
Watch him address the controversy below. And while the creator doesn't agree with the decision, he respects it.
"It hurts, but it's not like I'm drowning." he said. "Creating and making other people happy makes me happy".
Google Preferred dropped Paul from their service after he came under fire for the December 31 post - and the vlogger told Strahan that the situation impacts his bottom line. The video is essentially a PSA for anyone having suicidal thoughts and includes brief interviews with professionals and a man who tried to commit suicide himself. He also added that the incident "happened for a reason", a statement Paul has pushed after donating $1 million to suicide prevention services.
"One of the things I'm learning which actually pertains to me as well is crisis passes", Paul said.
However, after vlogging a trip to the Japanese "Suicide Forest" in late December of 2017, Paul posted a video on YouTube which featured the body of a deceased individual that the group found in the area, which quickly caused an huge level of backlash.