Nearly two weeks after Logan Paul posted a video of a dead body in Japan’s suicide forest, and a week after he apologized about it, YouTube has made official actions to cut back on the amount of him that people will see.
“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to NPR on Thursday, referring to the program connecting advertisers with top-tier content producers on the site. “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold.”
Logan Paul and his friends laughing and smiling after discovering a dead body pic.twitter.com/azY7EAiuC4
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This serves as a punishment for Paul, whose work on YouTube has commanded some 15 million subscribers and — by at least one estimate — earns him up to $1.3 million per month. He violated YouTube’s policy on gory content when he posted the video of a dead body hanging from a tree in Japan’s Aokigahara forest – a popular place where people go to commit suicide.
While Paul has posted multiple apologies since getting massive backlash from the video, footage has since surfaced of his other actions in Japan such as breaking Gameboys, throwing plush poke balls at people, and waving dead fish and an octopus tentacle in people’s faces which you can see below. Turns out, Logan Paul is a pretty terrible person, and YouTube is totally right to take away what they have from him as punishment for his insensitive actions.