Logan Paul reveals Dwayne Johnson messaged him recently after years of no contact following ‘suicide forest’ incident

Logan Paul reveals Dwayne Johnson messaged him recently after years of no contact following ‘suicide forest’ incident

YouTuber Logan Paul recently opened up about how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson cut ties with him after his outrageous incident in Aokigahara in 2017.

During his appearance on theGenuine Geordie PodcastPaul, 27, revealed that his publicist, who also represented Johnson, 50, called him following the Aokigahara incident and said the former WWE wrestler wanted Paul to delete all his videos and photos of them from his social networks. .

“It was one of the saddest times of my life, what I’m going to say,” Paul said. “After Japan came in, I obviously found myself in a hole – rightly so – that I had never been in before, mentally, and got a call from my publicist, who also replaced Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

She’s like, ‘Hey, Dwayne asked that you delete all the videos and photos you made with him. Maybe in the future the relationship can be reconciled, but right now he wants nothing to do with you,” Paul continued. “Which I also understood. I understand. I made a grotesque mistake.

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Before being embroiled in the controversy, the two had appeared in several viral videos together, including one where Paul visits Johnson on the set of 2017’s “Baywatch.”

Their relationship reportedly turned sideways in 2018 after Paul traveled to Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, also known as the “suicide forest”, on the slopes of Mount Fuji in December 2017.

While filming a vlog, Paul and his team saw the body of a suicide victim. Instead of immediately calling the authorities, the vlogger and his team pointed their camera at the corpse and posted the video on YouTube.

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The video, titled “We found a corpse in the Japanese suicide forest…”, was eventually taken down and Paul posted an apology video amid the backlash. More than four years after the incident, Paul admitted to Ariel Helwani from “The MMA Hour” that his apology video was “half ass”.

Regarding his relationship with Johnson after the controversy, Paul shared, “I feel like we had a healthy relationship, an open line of communication. I was so sad that my hero didn’t want anything to do with me.

I was sad because I understood it. I really screwed up,” he added.

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In a 2018 interview with ExpressJohnson has opened up about his battle with depression and how, at age 15, he saved his mother from a suicide attempt months after they were evicted from their apartment.

She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked through oncoming traffic. I grabbed her and pulled her onto the gravel shoulder of the road,” Johnson said. “The crazy thing about this suicide attempt is that to this day she has no memory of it. It’s probably best that she doesn’t.

When asked if Paul had ever contacted Johnson after the incident, the YouTuber admitted that the Hollywood actor had sent him a direct message on Instagram “about three months ago” as if “nothing had happened. never happened”.

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YouTuber True Geordie, real name Brian Davis, then asked Paul if he had replied to the post, but the latter only shook his head in response.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. For a list of international suicide hotlines, click here.

Featured image via True Geordie (left), @therock (right)

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