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YouTube Cuts Ties With Logan Paul After Suicide Video Controversy

YouTube is officially cutting ties with Logan Paul which I’m thrilled about b/c I can’t stand him and his brother.

Youtube is pressing pause on current projects they have with the 22-year-old vlogger, who offended many users after sharing a controversial video of an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, where many people take their lives every year.

“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a spokesperson for YouTube told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement on Wednesday, January 10. “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in Season 4 of ‘Foursome’ and his new originals are on hold.”

The news comes one day after YouTube released an open letter condemning the internet celebrity’s video. “Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what’s going on,” the statement, shared via Twitter on Tuesday, January 9, read. “Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views.”

The Weird Loners actor’s father, Greg Paul, issued a statement via Instagram on Tuesday explaining that Logan will soon return to vlogging. “We all screw up. It’s a part of life,” he captioned the post. “Logan is coming back. That is definite. The amount of love that has been coming out has been unbelievable … The haters think they’re having an effect on us. If the haters knew how much love was out there, how much support was out there, they would shut their freaking mouths.”

 

photo credit: Logan’s YT vids.

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