Logan Paul is being stripped of his YouTube clout, thanks to the posting of some questionable content at the end of 2017. This comes after Paul uploaded a video on New Year’s Eve, where he filmed a dead body in Japan of someone who had recently committed suicide.
YouTube announced that it won’t move forward in making the sequel to 2016’s YouTube Red original movie, The Thinning. Paul was supposed to star in The Thinning: New World Order, but the project has been put on hold. It was also confirmed that he was removed from other projects, as well as Google’s top-tier preferred ad platform.
“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTube representative said. “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season 4 of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold.”
Paul later removed the video that put him in hot water and also publicly apologized for the video. He then announced that he was going to step away and take some time to reflect on his actions. YouTube later released its own statement condemning the video. The company also stated that it was looking at “further consequences” as the video broke YouTube community guidelines. The guideline in question prohibits graphic content and violent images.
This isn’t the first time YouTube has come down on someone posting questionable content. YouTube first cancelled content from PewDiePie in early 2017 following backlash after the content creator blurted out an anti-Semitic joke. PewDiePie used Paul’s drama to champion the release of the second season of his show, Scare PewDiePie.
With the punishment of Logan Paul, it doesn’t look like that will be something that will happen, however. Does Logan Paul’s punishment fit the crime, so to speak? Was it enough? Was it not? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.[button link=”https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/10/16871562/logan-paul-youtube-red-thinning” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Polygon[/button]
Last Updated on January 12, 2018.