YouTube Cuts Ties With Logan Paul After Video With Suicide Sufferer

Logan Paul has misplaced his YouTube present after the vlogger posted a video with an obvious suicide sufferer.

The streaming app introduced Wednesday that Paul will probably be reduce from “Foursome,” the YouTube Purple comedy that premiered its third season in November.

His YouTube Purple film “The Thinning: New World Order,” a sequel to his 2016 “The Thinning,” is “on maintain,” a spokesperson mentioned.

YouTube additionally introduced it is going to take away Paul’s channels from Google Most popular, which aggregates prime content material into “easy-to-buy packages for model advertisers.”

The 22-year-old vlogger posted a 15-minute video from Japan’s Aokigahara forest, generally known as the “Suicide Forest” for the variety of suicides tried and dedicated there, on New 12 months’s Eve.

Six minutes into the video, Paul and his crew got here throughout the physique of a younger man who appeared to have hung himself from a tree.

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Paul took down the video after assembly rapid backlash.

“This can be a first for me. I’ve by no means confronted criticism like this earlier than, as a result of I’ve by no means made a mistake like this earlier than. I’m surrounded by good individuals and consider I make good selections, however I’m nonetheless a human being. I could be flawed,” he wrote in a Twitter apology.

“I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it as a result of I assumed I may make a optimistic ripple on the web, not trigger a monsoon of negativity. That’s by no means the intention. I supposed to boost consciousness for suicide and suicide prevention and whereas I assumed ‘if this video saves simply ONE life, it’ll be value it,’ I used to be misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed within the video. I nonetheless am.”

He later mentioned that he was “taking time to replicate” and wouldn’t be posting extra movies “for now.”

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