Jake Paul defends brother Logan after ‘suicide video’ controversy

"I think what Logan did was very, very, very, very wrong, and he made a huge mistake"

YouTube star Jake Paul has defended his brother after his trip to Japan was met with a wave of huge controversy.

Earlier this month, Logan Paul was condemned after uploading a clip to his YouTube channel that showed him and his friends discovering a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, a notorious suicide hotspot.

 It later transpired that Paul was responsible for consistent inappropriate behaviour throughout the trip, including thrusting dead fish in people’s faces and running through the streets dressed as a Pokemon.

The resulting fall-out from the trip prompted YouTube to issue an apology, condemning Paul’s actions before removing him from major advertising campaigns.

Now, his brother and fellow YouTube star Jake Paul has responded for the first time – and insists that Logan is “truly sorry” for his actions.

“I think what Logan did was very, very, very, very wrong, and he made a huge mistake”, he said in a new video.

“And not only is he paying for it, but he is learning from it. I think that in no way, shape, or form is suicide a joke or should be made fun of.”

He added: “He did not mean to offend or hurt anybody, or create such a big frustration. And he is honestly, truly, truly sorry.”

Earlier this month, Paul also called for a second chance after admitting that he had been “treated fairly”.

Before the controversy, Paul boasted a staggering 16 million YouTube followers and secured a net worth of of £11.1 million after earning £9.25 million last year alone.