While he may have millions in the bank, disgraced YouTuber Logan Paul still comes up short in the court of public opinion. Never quite recovering from his horribly insensitive “suicide forest” video uploaded in early 2018, Paul has spent much of the time since attempting to scrub his image clean of his past offenses.
— MAX (@ThisIsMax) January 3, 2018
Doing the most to reclaim his status as the leader of the #Logang, the tone-deaf online entertainer is turning over a fresh leaf with both a promise to create more “appropriate” content (despite the fact that his videos are actually still offensive AF) and a new girlfriend, Chloe Bennet.
Overjoyed at finding a woman willing to look past his MANY flaws, Paul took to Instagram to thank the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” actress for agreeing to stand by his side.
Logan Paul thanks Chloe Bennet for not hating him
“i never thought it was possible but this girl has won my heart 🍆❤️🍑 one of the MANY reasons i love Chloe: over the past year she’s experienced ALL my ups & all my downs. and as most of you know… mainly downs 😂,” wrote Paul in an Instagram post dedicated to his new boo. “BUT. she never turned her back on me, she didn’t publicly shame me, and she didn’t hop on the ‘I Hate Logan Paul’ bandwagon…”
i never thought it was possible but this girl has won my heart 🍆❤️🍑 one of the MANY reasons i love Chloe: over the past year she’s experienced ALL my ups & all my downs. and as most of you know… mainly downs 😂 BUT. she never turned her back on me, she didn’t publicly shame me, and she didn’t hop on the “I Hate Logan Paul” bandwagon… Instead, she stuck her neck out for me, risked her career and personal friendships, and chose to help me grow as a human being & educate me on how to use my platform more responsibly… WHICHHHH all allowed me to learn from my mistakes, because she saw something special in me – and to anyone giving her a hard time, please do not hold Chloe accountable for MY actions in the past; instead recognize her efforts to help me become a better man & do good on this floating rock. That’s a queen right there. My queen 👑🍑 love ya girlfriend sorry for being cheesy AFFF @ChloeBennet #Chlogan
OK, the fact that Paul has to publicly thank his girlfriend for not hating him when his actions have been completely deserving of her ire is beyond pathetic. Also, it speaks volumes about the instability of Bennet’s moral compass.
Fans: Chloe, why would you date a racist who filmed a Japanese man who hung himself & insulted Japanese culture?
Chloe Bennet: Because he's kind, creative, funny.
— carolyn (@ajanalfie) July 12, 2018
Paul’s attempt to monetize the pain and suffering of a suicide victim for his vlog is far from the only misstep made by the viral star. Unfortunately, the racist, fat-shaming, and insensitive nature of the vast majority of his content far outweighs the few unproblematic uploads on his channel. Showing the world time and again that he really is as much of a douchebag IRL as he is on the internet, Paul’s behavior isn’t worthy of a free pass from anyone, let alone someone intimately tied to the YouTube star.
Just found out @chloebennet & Logan Paul are dating. It's pretty heartbreaking to lose a role model like that.
— Magical Missa 🔮 (@MagicalMissa) July 11, 2018
Pro tip: If you have to thank your girlfriend for not hating you, you’re doing something wrong.