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Logan Paul calls for ‘change’ after shooting at YouTube HQ

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, April 5, 2018  /  11:05 am
Logan Paul calls for ‘change’ after shooting at YouTube HQ

Logan Paul at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles. The YouTuber voiced his opinion on the gun control debate following a shooting incident at the YouTube headquarters on Wednesday. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)

After a shooting incident at the YouTube headquarters in California in the United States, YouTuber Logan Paul has voiced his opinion on the gun-control debate.

The incident left four employees injured and the shooter dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

“To my online family,” Logan Paul wrote in a tweet after the incident. “I will not be posting a vlog in light of today’s shooting at YouTube HQ. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones. I’m also tired of typing and reading that exact sentence. CHANGE. IS. NECESSARY.”

The tweet garnered 17,000 likes and 2,000 retweets.

Paul has posted reflective tweets and comments since he shot a video in Japan’s notorious “suicide forest”, for which he was criticized for disrespecting a dead body.

Read also: Logan Paul may face ‘further consequences,' says YouTube

Following the video incident, YouTube suspended ads on his channel and put him on 90-day probation.

Paul has issued several apologies, including one in the form of a video.

“I know I’ve made mistakes, I know I’ve let people down. It’s time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being,” he said, to which many responded that he was being self-centered.

According to early reports of the incident at the YouTube HQ, suspected shooter Nasim Najafi Aghdam had several channels on her YouTube platform. Her motivations are still unknown.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is treating three of the shooting casualties, with one of them reported to be in a critical condition. (ely/wng)