Explaining Logan Paul's Controversial Vlog

YouTube has suspended Logan Paul who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. Phil McCarten  Invision  AP

Logan Paul posted last week the video that showed him and his friends laughing about the body in Aokigahara-jukai in Yamanashi Prefecture, a dense forest at the foot of Mount Fuji. "You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness, '" YouTube said.

While YouTube cast its net far and wide with new content regulations introduced previous year after the, now the company seems to want to zero in on the most popular channels as their videos typically get the most views. Google expressed its disapproval and condemned Paul's suicide video, highlighting that suicide should never be seen as a light thing or be exploited as a means to gain more viewers. He titled the extremely controversial video "We found a dead body in the Japanese suicide forest..."

Paul, who has not responded publicly to any statements released by YouTube or Japanese officials, has made a decision to take some time off to reflect on his offensive behavior.

Addressing the potential pitfalls of working with renegade young creators on the channel, Kyncl said, "Some of them are very young and sometimes get themselves in hot water", adding, "I want to make sure that we all recognize that a few misssteps don't spoil the work of all the other hardworking creators on YouTube".

Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. According to a Bloomberg, Google will begin vetting YouTube videos in the Google Preferred ad program, which Google uses to sell advertisements on the most popular YouTube channels at higher rates.

YouTube was criticised for moving slowly in response, taking almost two weeks to take action.

A YouTube spokesman says "In light of recent events, we have chose to remove Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred".

Does Logan Paul have a future on YouTube? Additionally, the network reports they will not feature Paul in the fourth season of its series "Foursome" and would put other work of his on hold. It's also shaken the mini digital empire the 22-year-old Paul built out of his prank-and-stunt-filled daily missives on YouTube watched by millions of followers, many of them tweens, teens and kids.



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