YouTube cuts ties with Logan Paul

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A few days ago, YouTube star Logan Paul came under a lot of fire for publishing a disrespectful video featuring his trip to the Japanese Aokigahara suicide forest. The video in question contained a blurred-out dead body which Paul's group chanced upon during their visit to the forest, after which they made a few insensitive jokes, incurring laughter from some members of their group.

The video faced a lot of backlash upon its publication and was deemed disrespectful by many. Although it was pulled down after a few hours, the disturbing content had already been viewed by millions of people, many of whom are also presumed to be among Logan Paul's 15 million-subscriber count. Now, YouTube has finally taken action against the controversial content, announcing that it is cutting ties with the content creator.

According to Polygon, Logan Paul has been removed from the Google Preferred ad platform, which allows popular YouTube content creators to have access to major brand advertisers. Furthermore, YouTube has also indefinitely put Paul's original projects on hold, including his upcoming YouTube Red movie, The Thinning: New World Order. He won't be featured in season 4 of Foursome, a YouTube Red comedy series, as well.

In a string of tweets, YouTube noted that:
Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what's going on. Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: "That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness."

We expect more of the creators who build their community on YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences. It’s taken us a long time to respond, but we’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying. We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again.


It is important to note that Logan Paul already issued a video containing his apology on YouTube a week ago, and the YouTuber hasn't uploaded any content since.

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MikeyPosted:

Nice to see they did something about this finally.

TomPosted:

Austin Good I'm glad to see they finally did something about it


wish they would have done more about it. Its unreal how someone goes to a suicidal garden and makes fun of dead people and films one.

DragonPosted:

Saw this coming. It's sad that he thought this absurd act was entertainment.

AustinPosted:

Good I'm glad to see they finally did something about it

2019Posted:

Lol. I'm not surprised that some young men made jokes about something like that. It shows how the deal with difficult situations.

kcfrvrPosted:

Heard about this a few days ago, honestly don't really care for either of the brothers so this doesn't effect me.

TomPosted:

hilarious, glad they did something to him since his really not funny or really anything. just another stupid youtuber making money he shouldnt.

FamousPosted:

Luke
Famous I think he really regrets doing it now. He is losing everything he gained. Curious to see how many Subs he lost.


He likely didn't lose many subs and if he did it was covered by his massive gains. As potion said, his fans are loyal and don't care what he does, they will support him.


I wonder if he will update content soon or ever will again. I always watched him on FB, dude was funny AF.

SpecializePosted:

I'm glad that YouTube did this too him, what he did was just messed up.

DecyPosted:

Luke
Famous I think he really regrets doing it now. He is losing everything he gained. Curious to see how many Subs he lost.


He likely didn't lose many subs and if he did it was covered by his massive gains. As potion said, his fans are loyal and don't care what he does, they will support him.


Yeah but forget those kids for a second. This guy did some messed up stuff. Everyone on the platform almost has spoken about it i can defo see this going further than that. He is certainly taking somewhat of a hit. But its certainly not enough in the community's eyes.