Having apparently spent sufficient time in self-imposed exile following his ill-fated voyage into Aokigahara, the Japanese suicide forest, Logan Paul has taken to Twitter to weigh in on the very recent shooting at YouTube HQ.
The shooter was identified by police as 39-year-old San Diego resident Nasim Aghdam. Aghdam had a YouTube channel with 5,000 subscribers and was apparently unhappy with changes that saw her videos being ‘filtered’, noting a drop in views. Aghdam reportedly injured four people before taking her own life.
In a tweet this afternoon, Paul said that he would refrain from posting a video today due to recent events:
To my online family… I will not be posting a vlog in light of today's shooting at @YouTube. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) April 4, 2018
I’m also tired of typing and reading that exact sentence^
CHANGE. IS. NECESSARY.
Paul might be a perpetual teen who has been so ruined by early Vine stardom and subsequent YouTube success that it’s impossible for him to apply any sort of self-reflection or to engage with the world as an actual human adult, but he’s not wrong: there is something wrong with the US.
While lawmakers are largely attempting to tackle the problem by addressing the symptoms – putting more guns in schools and now, I guess, tech company headquarters – the country is in need of a pretty fundamental change that tackles the cause.
Even a stopped clock etc etc.