YouTube Has Cut Ties With Logan Paul Over His ‘Suicide Forest’ Video

YouTube has finally taken action against Logan Paul for his now deleted “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” video. The video streaming website was also under criticism when Paul posted the video because the site reviewed it and still posted it and they didn’t even take down the video Paul did.

No, YouTube didn't "act accordingly", Logan Paul took it down himself after it had been up for 24 hours. It was not removed by YouTube. In fact, YouTube initially reviewed it and deemed it safe to leave up without an age restriction.

— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) January 9, 2018

The Google-owned site has finally taken action 11 days after the video was initially posted. YouTube has stopped production of all its original video projects with Paul on its Red subscription.

Paul currently has three YouTube Red projects that are all on hold, Logan Paul Vs. and The Thinning – New World Order and he will be written off of Foursome. The official statement reads, “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold.”

On top of that YouTube has also removed Paul from its Google Preferred program. This program lets advertisers sell ads on the top 5% of YouTubers. YouTube took similar action last year when PewDiePie made anti-semitic comments.

This doesn’t mean that Paul’s YouTube channel is deleted from the streaming site, but these are huge repercussions he’s rightfully facing.

235,900 people have signed a petition to ban Logan Paul from YouTube

— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) January 6, 2018

YouTube also gave Paul’s channel a strike. According to YouTube’s guidelines if a channel receives three strikes in three months it will be deleted. Paul has yet to upload another vlog since his Suicide Forest video breaking his streak of posting a vlog every day since September 12, 2016. But most of Paul’s videos are problematic. His whole trip to Japan was riddled with racist stereotypes.

Turns out, Logan Paul's trip to Japan was problematic for many reasons 😡

— We The Unicorns (@wetheunicorns) January 5, 2018

The streaming site had to take big action against Paul after letting the video be posted originally and then staying quiet about it.

this actually looks bad on Logan Paul AND YouTube because YouTube didn’t do anything. They didn’t remove it even after it appeared on their trending page, they didn’t put any strikes on his channel & they still let him monetize his apology video.

— dirty (@_juditoris) January 3, 2018

Paul apologized for his video twice. The first was a tweet and the second was a video he uploaded to his channel that was monetized.

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