Logan Paul’s best friend, fellow web star Mike Majlak, has mirrored on the YouTuber’s disturbing suicide forest controversy, claiming that it was really ‘beneficial’ for him.
Logan, who presently boasts a following of greater than 20 million, left the world shocked again in early 2018 when he filmed somebody who had died by suicide in Aokigahara, recognized as Japan’s suicide forest, and uploaded it to YouTube.
The 24-year-old turned public enemy primary earlier than taking a break from social media and later admitting that his actions precipitated him to be ‘the most hated person on the planet’.
Now, his best friend Mike Majlak has claimed it was really ‘beneficial’ for him.
‘He’s labored on loads of private progress and he’s seen loads of alternative for progress within the days post-Tokyo and the times post-controversy,’ Mike advised Metro.co.uk.
‘I think it’s obvious. For anyone to say he hasn’t made that progress, they’d be mendacity to themselves.’
When requested if he ever felt tempted to distance himself from his friend, the star insisted: ‘There was by no means I time I felt like that.’.
He went on to say: ‘I perceive the worth of progress out of fireside and forging your self out of issues that you just want had by no means occurred.
‘The best people I know on this planet are people who have been through things and have come out forged on the other side and have learned from their mistakes.’
Referring particularly to the suicide forest controversy, Mike recalled: ‘When that occurred with Logan, me and him had been already a few years into our friendship, but it surely simply activated me much more, I mentioned, “Now I’ve got something that I can really connect to with him.”‘
‘From a career standpoint for him, it may have caused quite a speedbump for him but, from a personal standpoint and the growth he’s made…It’s laborious for me to say I’m blissful it occurred however I suppose, trying again, I’m not sad that it occurred,’ he continued.
‘In a lot of ways, I think that happening was very beneficial for him as a person.’
Speaking in regards to the ‘growth’ Logan has made, Mike went on to say: ‘He’s turn into a extra empathetic person and he’s began to consider folks’s emotions, much more so than different folks within the area.
‘He’s turn into superb at not crossing traces.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Logan for remark.