Logan Paul’s return to YouTube isn’t quite what we’d hoped for.
On the face of it, his return held so much promise as yes, he does deserve a second chance. But this probably wasn’t the way to do it.
Much like his initial apology video, which was slammed for being self indulgent, his return to YouTube video has followed along the same lines.
His latest vlog, his first proper vlog in three weeks since going on a ‘social media blackout’, became a bragging video in which he joked about being disgraced, talked of how he’d gained subscribers in the time he’s been offline, and how he has received hundreds of thousands of likes on social media posts since returning.
It all smacked of him slightly missing the point.
‘YouTube cut my ads in half so I need you to buy my merch,’ he joked at one point.
He also reminded viewers that he’s pledged to donate £1 million to suicide prevention charities, and joked about being hit with a lawsuit for $4m.
He even bragged about being able to call Dr Phil a fan following the controversy of his ‘suicide video’ post.
Logan made light of a petition that calls for him to be banned from YouTube, and which he then signed in the video, and joked about support he’s been receiving from celebrities.
‘I’m immersing myself in this world [of suicide prevention],’ he says at one point. ‘So I’m not going to pretend it didn’t happen.’ Then he swiftly moved on to talking about his dad being followed by Cardi B on Instagram.
However, he did say one thing that suggests a positive step forward for the YouTuber.
‘No matter how much hate or comments from random strangers, it’s noise to me,’ he said. ‘I will never forget who I am and no one can let me think other wise. As long as I’m improving as a person, then we’re good.’
He later joked about going to North Korea following his Japan video, and confronting Kim Jong-un.
Logan closed the video by saying he has no plans to go anywhere and certainly won’t be leaving YouTube.
Any ounce of his more humble approach from his suicide prevention video seems to have evaporated and it seems the 22-year-old’s lesson hasn’t truly been learned.
007 film must treat Bond girls properly, says Waller-Bridge
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Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those elements is set for a change in the latest adventure.
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.
Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.
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Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic Rocketman.
The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15 certificate in the UK.
But in a bid to play down the sexuality of Sir Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton, for a conservative Russian audience, an estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.
The Moscow Times quoted a Russian film critic who had seen the film at its world premiere in Cannes on 16 May as saying "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut", as well as a photo displayed during the end credits featuring Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish.
Sir Elton, 72, a prominent gay rights campaigner, released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".
"We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today," they said.
"That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.
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The 46-year-old actor was seen in the early hours on Friday (31 May) dropping off son Samuel, seven, and daughter Seraphina, 10, to school.
Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Seraphina, Samuel and 13-year-old Violet.
On the same day the actor was pictured, it was announced Robert Pattinson will take over as Batman in a planned trilogy of movies with director Matt Reeves.
Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 2017s Justice League, stepped down from the role in January earlier this year – after being originally down to direct and star in his own film.
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