Stephen: Youtube cuts ties with Logan Paul after controversial video
YouTube has finally responded to the outcry over Logan Paul’s since-yanked video filmed in a Japanese suicide forest by pulling his multimillion-subscriber channels from Google Preferred, which aggregates the video-sharing platform’s top content for brand advertisers. YouTube will also not feature Paul in the fourth season of Foursome and his new originals are on hold. “Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views,” YouTube said in a statement.
“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.” Paul’s original video, titled “We Found A Dead Body in the Japanese Suicide Forest,” was posted on December 31 and showed a man’s body hanging from a tree. Paul promoted it as “the craziest and most real video I’ve ever uploaded,” but backtracked when he was criticized for being insensitive and claimed he was trying to raise mental health awareness.