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Radio 1 criticised over Logan Paul interview

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Radio 1 has been criticised for featuring Logan Paul on a show. The YouTuber is due to appear on Charlie Sloth's programme on Thursday night. Logan caused controversy earlier this year by filming the body of an apparent suicide victim for one of his vlogs, and has since apologised.A Radio 1 spokesperson said: "Charlie is used to handling controversial guests" - adding that the DJ has publicly condemned Logan previously.
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Thursday at 9PM is looking major... @KSIOlajidebt & @LoganPaul chat to @CharlieSloth in the lead up to their big fight Report
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Radio 1 tweeted a clip from the upcoming interview.
In it, the pair discuss Logan's forthcoming boxing match against KSI, who also appears on the programme.Many people responded to the preview, upset that the station invited Logan on.
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Really disappointed with @BBCR1 for providing #loganpaul a platform on tonight’s show with @CharlieSloth. If a member of the public had said half the things he had, they wouldn’t ever be given a microphone again.— Holly Rebecca (@hblincs) July 26, 2018
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What have you let this creature have a public platform? Don't encourage people to discuss mental health and then give exposure to a boy who mocked someone's hanging body— Niamh (@niamh_stamper) July 25, 2018
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Why on EARTH is he getting any more publicity?! He’s absolutely disgusting!— LuceeAnna (@luceeanna) July 24, 2018
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I don’t pay my #BBC licence 4 #Radio1 to give time to .@LoganPaul who laughed at finding a suicide & then posted it for hits - #poor choice! #shame as there are better vloggers! Disappointed at the stance the #BBC has taken on #mental #health by airing him ?— Ruthie (@LadyEndeavour) July 25, 2018
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Charlie Sloth previously criticised the American YouTuber for posting the video, from Aokigahara forest in Japan, which is known to be a frequent site of suicides.In January the DJ chose him as 'Wally of the Week' on his Radio 1/ 1Xtra show The 8th."Millions and millions of people around the world look up to Logan Paul, including loads of youngsters. "My children are some of those youngsters - they look up to Logan Paul like a superstar," he said. "Fam, let's face it, you are an absolute wally."
Charlie has previously said Logan sets a bad example to his young fans
Charlie also suggested that Logan's initial apology was disingenuous. "He made that apology to massage his own ego - I don't feel like he even cared. "I don't think he felt any remorse whatsoever and that made me feel even worse about the whole thing," said Charlie at the time.
A screengrab from the video posted by Logan Paul in Japan's Aokigahara forest
The YouTuber apologised again later in January by posting a video about suicide awareness, and pledging to donate $1m (?700,000) to prevention groups.Some social media users say he should be forgiven.
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I think Logan Paul has changed alot! Not everyone deserves second chances but this guy does. He vlogged his life every single day for a long time, fame, money got to his head. He is learning its not everything. I like the guy?— Marcie (@xKARNAGEMARCIEx) July 24, 2018
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Can't wait for this interview with @LoganPaul, I'm curious what he will say about the upcoming boxing fight, also I'm sure that the interview will be insightful & professional! Don't heed negative comments and do your job!— nicholastomoon (@nicholastomoon) July 24, 2018
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Why? Because he’s the best and everyone makes mistakes. He has since learned from them and deserves a second chance as everyone does.— KC (@HEEL_KC) July 26, 2018
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The interview will be broadcast in full on Charlie Sloth's show on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra on 26 July from 9pm BST.Newsbeat has contacted Logan Paul for comment. Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.
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