YouTube Execs on Logan Paul Scandal: "Actions Should Speak Louder Than Words"

YouTube: upset by the video of body in Japan

Logan Paul loses another major gig following suicide video backlash

YouTube cut ties with vlogger Logan Paul over the controversial suicide video from Japan's Aokigahara Forest.

YouTube said the images violated its policies.

Besides being removed from two YouTube Red projects, Paul was also pulled from the Google Preferred advertising platform, though Forbes.com reports that he can still expect to make millions this year. In a tense executive session, Daniels and Kyncl explained their decision to halt Paul's projects as well as what steps they're taking to prevent similar situations like this from occurring with their young (and notoriously boundary-pushing) artists.

The backlash over the suicide video, which showed a dead body hanging from a tree in what's known as "suicide forest", has raised questions about YouTube's lax approach to videos uploaded to the service.

YouTube has chose to cut ties with Logan Paul following a firestorm of criticism over the vlogger's controversial Japan "Suicide Forest" video. "We don't know, we can't really answer that. everything is evolving so fast". Daniels announced changes to those guidelines in December to the company that will further protect the YouTube creative community and the service's relationships with advertisers who don't want to be tied to videos like Paul's "misstep".

Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. Furthermore, by removing Paul from the Google Preferred program, he will not be able to sell ads, which means that there YouTube has effectively stripped him of his ability to earn money through their platform.

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

"In light of recent events, we have made a decision to remove Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred", reads the full statement from a YouTube spokeswoman, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. YouTube also said it would not feature Paul in the fourth season of its series "Foursome" and would put other work on hold.

"YouTube manages the largest set of partners of any company in the world", ranging from young people trying to get started "all the way to Disney", Kyncl said.

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