YouTube stated Wednesday it’s eradicating standard American vlogger Logan Paul from its Google Most well-liked platform and placing future tasks with him on maintain, after Paul posted a video on the platform of a suicide sufferer in Japan.
“In mild of current occasions, now we have determined to take away Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred. Moreover, we is not going to function Logan in season four of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on maintain,” Alphabet‘s YouTube, stated in an announcement.
Google Most well-liked options YouTube’s hottest content material in packages on the market to advertisers. Paul, 22, is one in every of YouTube’s high content material creators, frequently drawing hundreds of thousands of views from his primarily youth-orientated viewers.
Paul additionally had tasks within the works with YouTube’s premium subscription service, YouTube Red, and appeared on the platform’s internet sequence “Foursome.”
Representatives for Paul didn’t instantly return requests from Reuters for remark.
Paul apologised in a YouTube video titled “So Sorry” final week for posting the video that confirmed him and his associates laughing concerning the physique they filmed hanging on a tree in Japan’s “suicide forest.”
Paul stated he had made a “big mistake” and was ashamed of himself, and he deleted the video after it brought on a social media backlash.
YouTube in an open letter on Tuesday stated it was “upset by the video that was shared final week,” saying that “suicide isn’t a joke, nor ought to it ever be a driving pressure for views.”
The corporate stated Paul’s video violated its tips and it was “taking a look at additional penalties.”
Paul has not posted any movies previously week, saying he was “taking time to mirror.”
Paul’s channel, Logan Paul Vlogs, which has greater than 15 million subscribers, remains to be lively on YouTube and advertisers can nonetheless select to promote on his movies, or they’ll choose out.
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