YouTube is officially cutting ties with Logan Paul.
The video platform is halting current projects it has with the 22-year-old vlogger who offended many users after sharing a controversial video of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
A rep for YouTube said, “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.”
The news comes one day after YouTube released an open letter, condemning the internet celeb’s video. The statement said, “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. 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.”
Paul’s father issued a statement via Instagram. He wrote, “We all screw up. It’s a part of life. 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.”
Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week.— YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018
We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences.— YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018
It’s taken us a long time to respond, but we’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying. We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we’ll have more to share soon on steps we’re taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again.— YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018
Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018
So sorry. pic.twitter.com/JkYXzYsrLX— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018
taking time to reflect— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 4, 2018
no vlog for now
see you soon
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