Disgraced YouTube star Logan Paul breaks hiatus after suicide controversy

Logan Paul has returned to YouTube with a new video in which he appears to be a changed man after his huge fall from grace.

In a new seven-minute video, Paul says he has "made mistakes", and advocates for suicide prevention.

The controversial US vlogger faced a fierce international backlash after publishing a video that showed the body of a suicide victim in Japan, with Paul and his friends giggling.

After quickly issuing two apologies on social media, both of which were also heavily criticised, Paul took a break from his usual daily YouTube output in order to "further understand the complexities around suicide".

Paul was also slammed for his other videos in Japan, which were deemed wildly offensive and culturally insensitive - although he's yet to address these criticisms.

Logan Paul returns to YouTube with suicide video after controversy.
Photo credit: Reuters

His new seven-minute video is completely dedicated to his new image and how to prevent suicide.

"I know I've made mistakes. I know I've let people down. But what happens when you're given an opportunity to help make a difference in the world?" Paul says in the video.

"It's time to learn from the past, get better and grow as a human being. I'm here to have a hard conversation, so that those who are suffering can have easier ones."

The video, Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow, differs greatly from Paul's usual comedy genre and instead has a serious, documentary-style to it.

It also features US suicide helpline information in the description.

Where to find help and support in New Zealand:
·  Need to Talk? -
Call or text 1737
·  Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
·  Youthline - 0800 376 633, text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat
·  Samaritans - 0800 726 666
·  Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
·  Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

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