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YouTube Limits Relationship With Logan Paul After His Video Depicting Dead Body

Logan Paul came underneath complicated critique for a video he posted on YouTube depicting a passed body, apparently a outcome of suicide.

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Logan Paul came underneath complicated critique for a video he posted on YouTube depicting a passed body, apparently a outcome of suicide.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Nearly dual weeks after Logan Paul posted a YouTube video depicting an apparent self-murder plant — and only over a week after he private it and apologized — a online video height has announced it is scaling behind a attribute with a vlogging star.

“In light of new events, we have motionless to mislay Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTube orator pronounced in a matter to NPR on Thursday, referring to a module joining advertisers with top-tier calm producers on a site. “Additionally, we will not underline Logan in deteriorate 4 of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold.”

Those projects embody The Thinning: New World Order, Paul’s follow-up to his 2017 feature-length film for YouTube. The launch of that supplement has also been shelved.

Logan Paul, YouTube Star, Apologizes As Critics Slam Video Showing Dead Body

The pierce represents a punishment for Paul, whose work on YouTube boasts some 15 million subscribers and — by during slightest one guess — earns him adult to $1.3 million a month. The vlogger disregarded a policies on bloody calm with a video display his revisit to Aokigahara, a timberland nearby Japan’s Mount Fuji that has grown a worldwide repute for a series of suicides carried out among a trees.

During that visit, Paul detected a chairman who had apparently killed themself. In a footage that followed, that confused a person’s face, Paul and his friends stood beside a physique and reacted primarily with jokes and laughter. Later, according to The Verge, he spoke to directly to a camera, observant his delight was a coping resource and adding: “Suicide is not a joke. Depression and mental illnesses are not a joke.”

A version of a video that cut a images of a passed physique can be noticed below.

The video drew millions of views — though it also fast drew rebukes from people on amicable media who pronounced it finished light of a comfortless and pervasive issue. One of those people, Anna Akana, referenced a fear of her possess sister’s genocide and added, “You do not travel into a self-murder timberland with a camera and explain mental health awareness.”

Paul eventually took a video down and posted mixed apologies, including a video in that he said, “There’s a lot of things we should have finished differently, though we didn’t. And for that, from a bottom of my heart, I’m sorry.”

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In an open minute posted to Twitter on Tuesday, YouTube concurred a “lack of communication” in a response to Paul’s video, referencing Akana’s criticism and saying, “Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a pushing force for views.”

“We design some-more of a creators who build their village on @YouTube, as we’re certain we do too,” a association said. “The channel disregarded a village guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking during serve consequences.”

And a note betrothed that “we’ll have some-more to share shortly on stairs we’re holding to safeguard a video like this is never circulated again.”