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People Have Dramatically Different Reactions To Logan Paul's Return To YouTube And New Video

"Logan Paul just regained my respect" ... "Go back to not posting."

Posted on January 24, 2018, at 3:33 p.m. ET

Logan Paul marked his official return to YouTube Wednesday by releasing a 7-minute video titled "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow." In it, he interviews survivors of suicide attempts as well as leaders of national suicide awareness and prevention organizations.

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"It's time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being," Paul said in a vlog.

After sitting down with a man named Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, and with John Draper, the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Paul reflects.

"I think, as a society and as human beings, we just have to be more compassionate and that includes me, too," he said. Paul lists "the five steps" he's learned from Draper to help those who are struggling.

The video concludes with a pledge to donate $1 million to various suicide prevention organizations.

The video has caused completely different reactions online — depending if people had anticipated or dreaded Paul's return. Fans, and those who are more optimistic, saw growth in the YouTuber.

I don’t care what anyone is saying about Logan Paul or how they feel about this tweet, his mistakes made him more a… https://t.co/MsNusuSKb7

They offered him a "second chance" for redemption. "Logan Paul regained my respect after that video," one person wrote.

You know what... Logan Paul just regained my respect after that video. Everyone deserves a second chance, this is n… https://t.co/Iu8FVRsmp2

"Fuck what anyone else says @LoganPaul truly has learned his lesson and he got educated."

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People thanked him for the video that they believed "will change lives" and raise real awareness for suicide.

This video changed lives, is changing lives and will change lives. Thankyou @LoganPaul 🙏🏻 https://t.co/l6ZZgxF2tI

Logan Paul using his platform for genuine good. Yeah it was always going to be the only intelligent way to return b… https://t.co/JrkLWDmp2b

His core fandom, the "Logang," has stood by his side during the backlash, and they're now publicly declaring their forgiveness.

@LoganPaul I just want you to know that I’m not mad at you. I don’t hate you. I forgave you.

Others, however, reacted more skeptically and cynically. Some deemed the video as nothing more than a "damage control"–motivated PR move.

Yup Logan Paul’s new video, obvious damage control. Don’t care what anyone says at all. He deserves to lose career… https://t.co/aswFe1pp2I

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logan paul really thinks he has ANY right to post a video about suicide awareness 22 days after he made a joke out of a deceased person

They challenged those who were quick to forgive.

@PeitzJosh @danizaver @QueenNaeNaeS @RandomGirl18N @shookxdolans @mlambr21 @KOPJT @LoganPaul @DabForDolans He foole… https://t.co/YSKsuAxTNe

They also were very vocal about never forgetting. "He'll always be that person that went inside a suicide forest and made jokes," one user wrote. "Whatever he does that'll always be there."

Whatever logan Paul does he’ll always be that person that went inside a suicide forest and made jokes, whatever he… https://t.co/JHMR13S63E

Some preferred Paul stay off YouTube forever.

@LoganPaul Go back to not posting

In the end, however you or anyone interprets his latest video, and what lies ahead...

Tbf Logan Paul's new video on suicide is a great first step, but got a long way to make up for that video.

The proof will be in, well, what lies ahead.

So I'm putting you on the spot @LoganPaul - if you are truly changing, then it should show in every video you make… https://t.co/4UttsYgJPX

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