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The Pursuit of Relevancy – Logan Paul

If you haven’t woke up to the Twitter sh*t storm this morning – let me take a moment to fill you in.

Logan Paul (a YouTube star that my NINE YEAR OLD cousin is a fan of, but I’ve never heard of) made a very poor judgement call as he discovered a hanging body in a forest and proceeded to film it and upload it to YouTube. Idiotic, right? Exactly and most of the internet agrees.

I didn’t know who Logan Paul was until this morning so forgive me I had a look in to who he is on wiki.

Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American vlogger and actor. He first gained fame through videos shared on the internet video service Vine.[1] Paul later branched out into acting in television and films. His television work includes a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a role in the comedy series Weird Loners. His film work includes the dystopian science fiction YouTube Red film The Thinning and the adult comedy Airplane Mode. He has also started his own brand called Maverick, named after his parrot.

I have also been made aware that my 9-year-old cousin watches him regularly as he likes the music he makes with his brother (it’s all very “Disney Channel” style though).  Well, after hearing what he did today, I can garuntee you that that kid won’t be watching him anymore.

Everyone on twitter is in uproar because of his disgusting acts. He claims that he is human and makes mistakes – sorry buddy but any human with a bit of sense would know that it’s disrespectful to film and make jokes about a suicide victim. Anyone with a lower subscribe count would have had their account taken down for actions like that and rightly so. He hasn’t. YouTube clearly cares more about making profits than ethics.

 

Logan has since deleted the video and apologised but his apology has been rejected by almost everyone on Twitter.

Some people did try to defend him after he issued the following apology statement:

#Logang4Life? Don’t think I’ll be hoping on that band wagon. His apology has been critisized by everyone – including celebrities like PewDiePie, Aaron Paul and Sophie Turner. Branding him as ‘pure trash’ and that his apology was ‘self-praising’ – which it was.

So, to Logan Paul: There are plenty of ways to raise awarness of suicide and you do not need to film a hanging body to do it. Your 15 minute videos everyday for 460 days are completely irrelevant now. It’s been pretty clear that you have been working hard to rasie views by doing videos every day but believe me, that was a step to far.

To anyone who is suicidal: don’t let people like this make you feel like your feelings are a joke and a game.

To the family of that poor man: I am so sorry, my thoughts are with you.

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Birmingham City Council to make improvements to the safety on Pershore Road

Improvements to what residents call the “road of death” will be made in Jan 2018. Read the article on Birmingham East side here.

PRESS RELEASE: Hidden Talent Exhibiton (The Arches Project)

The Arches Project will be hosting a Hidden Talent Exhibition on 3rd of November 2017.

The exhibition will be host to a diverse range of local and international artists. There will be artists from Birmingham, Worcester, Wales, Italy and Norway etc.

Entry is £2 and doors will be open from 6pm-9pm. To book your tickets click here.

Also open Saturday 4th November 2017 to Friday 17th November 2017 from 1100-1500

For further information contact The Arches Project on 0121 772 0852 or enquiries@thearchesproject.org

Porn is dangerous…

Most women are no stranger to dealing with creepy men on the internet. I, for one, have had to argue with my fair share, due to the fact that large chested women like me are often seen as nothing more than a nice cleavage to stare into.

I’m used to the comments about my ‘nice tits’ and ‘blowjob lips’, I am no stranger to those. I am not saying that those comments are okay in any way. I’ve just heard them so many times from creepy lost souls who have found their way into my messages that it has now ceased to bother me. These men just seem to think that any woman who posts a selfie on the internet is after their sexual attention… excuse me fellas, I was just having a good eyeliner day.

Although, men seem to think that these comments are okay, I had diluded myself into thinking that men still had some boundaries (even if they are far apart from ours.) To my horror… I received this the other night.

I had dated this guy for a very short time (upon discovering he was a homophobe towards gay men but fetishises lesbians, I really wanted to forget he existed.)  Unfortunately I had made the discovery of his out-of-date attidudes, after sharing a bed with him twice, which is why I felt even worse about recieving this text.

As you can see by the screenshot, I did tell him he was fantasizing about raping me but he tried to justify his actions by claiming he didn’t know it was rape because he had seen it on a porn site.

PORN IS FAKE!!!! Lads, I can’t stress that point enough. Porn is acting, the only reason why it’s not rape on there is because the actress isn’t really asleep. If you were to do something to a woman or anyone for that matter while they were asleep, that is rape. They are not awake to consent.

The porn industry is hugely problematic and does desensitize young people but the guy who was texting me was older than me. He should know better.

So far, in the last few weeks I have seen news stories about a woman who was raped in her sleep by her husband, who recorded it on his phone and a 12 year old boy who raped his 4 year old sister during games of hide and seek, where police had also found porn on his phone. It’s just plain disgusting and shouldn’t happen. Non-consensual sex should not be glorified in any form of media and grown men should know better.

Crime Scenes so close to home…

It’s scary when something deadly happens so close to home. Even with all the police around, you still feel uncomfortable, like the chill of death is just lingering around.Well, last night seemed like an alright night until I woke up to some awful news this morning…

Around 1am, I was disturbed by the flashing blue lights of a police car entering the street and driving down past the allotments. Usually, in my village, the police are out because of the local ‘chavs’ (believe me, even I have made complaints about them before, Had fireworks thrown at me. They missed. Chavs don’t have the best aim).

This morning I woke up to the news that a woman’s body had been found in a blazing car, literally across the road from my house. I can see the crime scene from my bedroom window (featured image).

The event is said to be being treated as unexplained, which makes it all the more frightening.

The victim has yet to be identified in the news. Follow the story on the local news paper here.

Suicide Vs Homocide statistics 

Suicide statistics are drastically higher than that of homicide statistics in the UK.

There were 571 homicides (murder, manslaughter and infanticide) in the year ending March 2016 in England and Wales. This represents an increase of 57 offences (11%) from the 514 recorded in the previous year. – Office Of National Statistics

While the number of homicides is still on the rise, it is still at its lowest recorded levels since the 1980s. According to this year’s reports, it is more likely for a woman to be killed by her partner or ex-partner than it would be for a man. Men are said to be most likely to be killed by a ‘friend’ or acquaintance.

Suicide statistics are dramatically higher than that of homicide and is still climbing.

Deaths from suicide in the UK rose slightly from 6,122 deaths in 2014 to 6,188 deaths in 2015 with a subsequent increase in the rate from 10.8 to 10.9 deaths per 100,000 population. – Office of National Statistics

The suicide rate for men in the UK appears to be decreasing but female statistics are at the highest they have been in records from the last decade.

The highest ratings of suicide were recorded to have taken place in Yorkshire and the Humber.

More people are killing themselves than are being killed and it is the same in the US… with cuts to the NHS Mental Health services, this will only be set to rise further.