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YouTube puts Logan Paul projects on hold after…

YouTube puts Logan Paul projects on hold after…

YouTube has released an official statement in the wake of the Logan Paul controversy, noting that they are investigating with regards to "further consequences" for the disgraced YouTube personality.

On Dec. 31, the YouTube star shared a video of himself and friends going through a forest in Japan that is reportedly known as a suicide spot. Rather than immediately reporting the body to authorities, Paul used it as the centerpiece for a vlog, which resulted in sharp criticism across the internet.

On Twitter, YouTube started a thread by saying, "Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You're right to be", its tweet said.

Paul was widely condemned after posting a video filmed in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, which has a reputation as being a frequent site of suicides.

"As Anna Akana put it perfectly: iThat body was a person someone loved". Logan Paul later claimed that the monetised upload was an attempt to create suicide awareness.

The open letter continued, "We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we're sure you do too".

The company said Paul's video violated its guidelines and it was "looking at further consequences". Paul has about 15 million subscribers to his channel, which has not been taken down.

No, YouTube have severed business ties with Logan Paul.

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More than 400,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking YouTube to remove Paul's channel.

Paul issued two apologies over the video, although their sincerity was doubted by many and his responses were criticised just as harshly as the footage itself.

A sentence in YouTube's statement yesterday specifically came under fire when it said it had "acted accordingly".

The company originally responded with a lukewarm statement about how the company "prohibits violent or gory content", that didn't directly address the issue at hand.

Now, it has been officially announced that Logan will no longer be a part of Google's premium ad program.

His channel is still active on YouTube and advertisers have the option to choose if they want to advertise on his videos.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the Canadian Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS), available 24/7, at 1-833-456-4566.


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