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Logan Paul Says Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Asking Him To Delete All Pics Of Them Together Was ‘One Of The Saddest Moments’ Of His Life

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Logan Paul and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were once friendly, but after Paul posted a video in 2017 of a dead body in the “suicide forest” in Japan, The Rock cut ties with him.

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According to a recent interview on the “True Geordie” podcast, Paul described the loss of Johnson’s support as “one of the saddest moments” of his life.

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Paul spoke to host and fellow YouTuber Brian Davis, also known as True Geordie, about what happened. He told Geordie that at one time, he and The Rock had been friendly, and had even filmed multiple videos and skits together for Paul’s YouTube channel, which currently has 23.5 million subscribers.

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But then in December 2017, Paul posted the now-deleted controversial video, which showed what looked to be the deceased body of a man in Japan’s Aokigahara forest. This particular forest is infamously nicknamed the “Suicide Forest” and even has a sign at its entrance telling people that “life is a precious gift” and to think of their families, ending with: “Please don’t suffer alone, and first reach out.” 

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Paul issued an apology after he deleted the extremely inappropriate video following backlash.

On the podcast, the wrestler and YouTuber told Geordie that he shared a publicist with The Rock, and that after the video Johnson told Paul through said publicist that he wanted “nothing to do with” him anymore.

“After Japan happened, obviously I found myself in a hole, rightfully so, that I had never been in before, extremely low mentally,” he said. “And I got a call from my publicist, who also repped Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and she’s like, ‘Hey, Dwayne has asked that you remove every picture and video that you’ve done with him.'”

Paul went on, saying that he fully understood the “grotesque error” he made in posting the video, but he wished that Johnson had called or texted him instead of going through their shared publicist.

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He said, “I thought we had a healthy relationship, an open line of communication, and I was so sad that my hero wanted nothing to do with me.”

More recently, according to Paul, Johnson sent him a private message on Instagram to tell Paul he thought one of his Instagram videos was funny. While Paul said he didn’t reply, he did tell Geordie he still thinks that Johnson is “awesome.”

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.).