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Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

YouTube Has Put its Original Projects with Logan Paul on Hold

YouTube Has Put its Original Projects with Logan Paul on Hold

YouTube is cutting some ties with Logan Paul. "Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of "Foursome" and his new Originals are on hold".

Although his dad, Greg, says that Logan would return to the platform, it doesn't seem like that's the case at all.

The video-sharing site revealed on Wednesday that they are putting Paul-related projects on hold after he made headlines for a video he posted on December 31 which featured images of an apparent suicide victim.

On Jan. 3, three days after posting the video, Paul announced on Twitter that he was stepping away from posting videos "for now", and "taking time to reflect". After facing public criticism from those who felt YouTube didn't do enough to properly address the issue, the company released a statement on January 9 explaining that it would look into further consequences: "Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views".

The move comes more than a week after the suicide video was posted, a time during which YouTube was criticized for only giving the channel a strike and issuing a statement expressing sympathy to the family.

Screenshot of YouTube's twitter page and the statement it released
YouTube Has Put its Original Projects with Logan Paul on Hold

What is also interesting that while promoting Jumanji neither Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson nor Kevin Hart, who both have videos with Logan on his channel, have not replied to fan comments about the vlog.

The 22-year-old actor deleted the video, filmed in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, the day after it was posted, after receiving backlash from fans and famous faces.

"As Anna Akana put it perfectly: iThat body was a person someone loved". The vlogger also reported in a lengthy post that he did not weigh the consequences when he posted the controversial video. "You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness", reads one of YouTube's tweet.

YouTube promised in a statement that it was listening to feedback and expected more from creators who build their community on the platform.

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