Google drops YouTube star Logan Paul

YouTube Pares Back Logan Paul Partnership After Suicide Video Post

The video shows Paul exploring the Aokigahara forest in Japan, a popular suicide spot. He has more than 4 million followers on Twitter. "I'm disappointed in myself", the BBC quoted Paul as saying.

"While parents have a responsibility to take care of their children, we can't be everywhere at once", she said.

In addition to the planned hold on future Logan projects, YouTube also gave his channel a strike, Billboard reports. It issued a "strike" against Paul's channel for violating it community guidelines after the posting.

That would be a subtle but important change for YouTube, which has always pitched itself as an alternative to Conventional Media, even when it is trying to get the people who make content for Conventional Media and advertise with Conventional Media to pay attention. He was supposed to star in a new YouTube movie called The Thinning: New World Order, a sequel to the film YouTube and Paul released two years ago.

As the backlash grew, Paul took down the video.

A little more than a week after appearing on Top Chef, Paul uploaded the video in question on December 31, 2017.

Paul apologised in the wake of the controversy, describing the video as a "severe and continuous lapse in my judgement", and has since announced he is taking a break from vlogging to take "time to reflect".

Further, the video streaming platform said that the action of one creator could have an impact on the entire community, and that they will soon share details about the steps that they will take to ensure that such videos are not circulated in the future. It reiterated that suicide was not a laughing matter and added that it should not be "a driving force for views". She noted: "That body was a person someone loved". "You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness".

But YouTube's Twitter remarks aren't the only thing Paul will have to deal with.

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

Youtube has announced new procedures to tackle problematic content and improve brand safety.

In comparison, after PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, posted anti-semantic content, Disney Maker Studios dropped him and YouTube Red canceled the second season of his Halloween special - replacing him with Logan's brother Jake by the way.

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