Note: The following article contains discussion of suicide that some readers may find upsetting.
Chloe Bennet, star of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, has confirmed her relationship with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul.
The actress – who plays Daisy 'Skye' Johnson in the series – responded to a fan on Twitter who asked her "why" she would date the divisive vlogger.
Cause he’s kind, creative, funny, vibrantly curious about life, weird as fuck in all the best ways, a big dork, and he’s one of my best friends. It doesn’t make sense to a lot of people, but it doesn’t have too. He’s changed my life for the better and I’ve done the same for him.- Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet) July 11, 2018
"Cause he's kind, creative, funny, vibrantly curious about life, weird as f**k in all the best ways, a big dork, and he's one of my best friends," she wrote in response.
"It doesn't make sense to a lot of people, but it doesn't have too (sic). He's changed my life for the better and I've done the same for him."
Logan Paul hit the headlines in January of this year after sharing a video on YouTube that included footage of an individual who had seemingly died by suicide in Japan's Aokigahara forest.
After receiving fierce backlash from fans, celebrities and YouTube itself, Paul later apologised for the video, calling the incident "a huge mistake".
"I want to apologize to the internet, I want to apologize to anyone who has seen the video," he said. "I want to apologize to anyone who has been affected or touched by mental illness or depression or suicide but most importantly I want to apologize to the victim and his family.
"For my fans who are defending my actions, please don't, they don't deserve to be defended. The goal with my content is always to entertain, to push the boundaries, to be all inclusive."
Turns out, Logan Paul's trip to Japan was problematic for many reasons 😡 pic.twitter.com/yhj2BYgk4G- We The Unicorns (@wetheunicorns) January 5, 2018
He was also heavily criticised for another video he filmed while in Japan, which was condemned by many as "disrespectful" and "problematic".
And he provoked further outrage when he returned to YouTube following the controversy, and uploaded a video of himself firing a taser gun at a dead rat and taking a fish out of the water to 'jokingly' perform CPR on it.
We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org), and Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk).
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