Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Logan Paul Controversy

Your assignment for Monday, January 15 is to learn about the Logan Paul Controversy.  See links and questions below! Spend at least 30 minutes getting ready for our discussion on Monday!

You should be able to summarize the topic.  To do that, you need to use lots of details and ask lots of questions.  I'll get you started (see Links below for help)


WHO IS LOGAN PAUL?
How old is he?
Where did he grow up?
Where does he live now?
Where can you see Logan Paul?
What kinds of videos does he upload?
How often does he (usually) post videos?
How many fans does he have?
Who are his fans?
Why is he famous?
How rich is he?
How did he earn his money?

THE CONTROVERSY
Where did Logan Paul go New Year's Day?
What did he do there?
What was so shocking about the videos he posted? (What did Logan Paul film? How was Logan Paul dressed?  How did he react? How did his companions react?)
How did the internet respond?
What three things did Logan Paul do in response?
What did YouTube do to punish Logan Paul?
How will these measures (Maßnahmen) affect Logan Paul?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
That's what we'll talk about in the lesson!
Why do you think Logan posted this video?
Do you think what Logan Paul did was bad?  Why or why not?
Do you think Logan Paul's apologies were sincere? Why or why not?
Do you think that YouTube reacted appropriately?  why or why no?
Do you think that any good can come out of this situation? If yes, be specific.
Do you think that Logan Paul will ever recover from this scandal?  Why or why not?
What is your personal opinion of Logan Paul?

LINKS

Logan Paul's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8rbF3g2AMX70yOd8vqIZg

Logan Paul statistics: https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/ucg8rbf3g2amx70yod8vqizg

Internet Reaction: https://www.ranker.com/list/reactions-to-logan-paul_s-suicide-video/mick-jacobs?ref=hp_list&l=1

The Twitter apology: https://twitter.com/LoganPaul/status/948026294066864128

The video apology (with excerpt from original footage):  http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/logan-paul-youtube-apology-video-dead-body-japan-woods-what-happened-latest-a8138941.html (You're right 7C... it's not a Yoda hat. But I don't think it's Pokemon, is it?)

Consequences  ://dlisted.com/2018/01/11/youtube-is-starting-to-punish-logan-paul/

Opinions:  http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article192801159.html

Alternatives to Logan Paul:  http://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/a15087720/jace-norman-logan-paul-controversy-creator-edge-media/



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