Youtube star Logan Paul removed from Google Preferred after Japan suicide video
Paul also had projects in the works with YouTube’s premium subscription service, YouTube Red, and appeared on the platform’s web series 'Foursome,' which have now been put on hold.
WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 11, 2018, 05.56 AM
Youtube announced on Wednesday that they will be removing famous US vlogger Logan Paul from Google Preferred platform and also putting future projects on hold following a video he posted of a suicide victim in Japan.
“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred. Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season 4 of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold,” Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube, said in a statement.''
Paul posted a video on his Youtube channel on December 31 which showed him and his friends laughing and making jokes at a man's body hanging from a tree at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides.
Paul later took down the video, titled "So Sorry", after he got major backlash from the audience.
He also issued an apology and posted a tweet on January 2 saying that he made a "huge mistake."