YouTube Punishes Logan Paul Over ‘Suicide Forest’ Video

Two weeks after Logan Paul posted a YouTube video depicting an apparent suicide victim the online video platform has announced it is scaling back its relationship with the vlogging star.
“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to multiple media outlets, referring to the program connecting advertisers with top-tier content producers on the site. “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold.”
Those projects include The Thinning: New World Order, Paul’s follow-up to his 2017 feature-length film for YouTube. The launch of that sequel has also been shelved.
Early last week, Paul uploaded a video showing the body of a man hanging from a tree in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, often called the “Suicide Forest” because people are known to have killed themselves there. Paul eventually removed the video, apologized, and said he was taking a break from vlogging.