YouTube is shifting to punish Logan Paul amid a backlash over the vlogger posting a clip that featured photographs of a suicide sufferer.
The video sharing website mentioned Wednesday that Paul’s “Originals” tasks had been placed on maintain and that he would not be featured within the fourth season of the YouTube Pink comedy sequence “Foursome.” YouTube has additionally eliminated Paul’s channel from an elite Google Most well-liked advertisements program accessible to prime creators.
“In mild of latest occasions, we’ve got determined to take away Logan Paul’s channels from Google Most well-liked,” a YouTube spokeswoman mentioned in a press release. “Moreover, we is not going to function Logan in season 4 of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on maintain.”
The transfer comes a day after the Google-owned video websitethe video, saying it violated YouTube’s neighborhood tips and indicating the location was exploring “additional penalties” towards Paul.
“Like many others, we had been upset by the video that was shared final week,” YouTube tweeted Tuesday. “Suicide is just not a joke, nor ought to it ever be a driving power for views.”
The video featured Paul and his pals reacting with shock and making jokes after discovering an obvious suicide throughout a visit to Aokigahara forest on the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, a website the place a excessive variety of suicides happen. The video, posted in late December, featured photographs of the lifeless physique and had hundreds of thousands of views earlier than the 22-year-old Paul deleted the clip from YouTube three days later.
Paul’s account had already been marked with a strike for violating the corporate’s insurance policies on violent or graphic content material, YouTube mentioned. A strike lasts for 3 months and may imply a lack of advert income from movies and from hyperlinks to crowdfunding and merchandising web sites.
Paul, recognized for his lighthearted and unfiltered contact, confronted large backlash for the video. He was roundly criticized on social media for making mild of suicide and for filming within the forest. In an apology final week on Twitter, the vlogger mentioned he did not publish the video for consideration or views.
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