Logan Paul Punished by YouTube for Controversial Video

Logan Paul Punished by YouTube for Controversial Video

On top of that, his new Originals are on hold, as well as the planned sequel to The Thinning.

That problem was highlighted this month after YouTube star Logan Paul ran a video featuring what appeared to be a suicide victim.

YouTube has demonetised the latest episode of our weekly YouTube News show "YouTuber News", which focused exclusively on the Logan Paul "suicide forest" video and backlash that followed.

Going in to film the "haunted" forest, they come across a man's body and are shocked but also make jokes. He called the decision to post the video as misguided.

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"I'm ashamed of myself", he added.

It's hard to calculate exactly. YouTube also removed PewDiePie from Google Preferred. The program allows the top 5 percent of YouTubers to rake in more money through ad sales with brands. The fine print is that the YouTuber have "brand safe content", so it's likely that move was inevitable. But many people rightly point out that Paul's actions aren't enough, and Google should take more steps to prevent such videos from being posted online in the first place. In response to the ever-increasing wave of criticism, Logan Paul argued that he only wanted to increase awareness of suicide and that it was never his intention to promote himself through the suffering of others. He quickly took it down, but not before it got millions of views - many of them by children and young teenagers. He expects stricter guidelines and increased monitoring on YouTube, even morality clauses for YouTube stars.

YouTube took a number of days to respond publicly to the issue. The service released a new statement on Tuesday noting, "Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently".

Lisa Flowers, a 53-year-old mom and social media strategist and marketing and public relations professional mom from Alexandria, Va., says Paul must be held responsible for his actions.

Logan Paul will have to bear some monetary losses now that he isn't in the Google Preferred program that paid higher rates for ad click. Known as "suicide forest", Aokigahara has become known as one of the world's most prevalent suicide sites; hundreds and hundreds of people have gone into the forest to take their own lives.