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YouTube Releases Official Apology for Logan Paul Video

12 January 2018

Video streaming site YouTube has cut business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger who posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan a few days back.

The video, (not so cleverly) titled "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest.", was posted on December 31st, 2017 and featured a human corpse hanging from a tree. YouTube has stopped production of all its original video projects with Paul on its Red subscription.

Paul was removed from Google Preferred, a premier ad service that offers brand advertisers access to top YouTube producers.

The video was viewed 6 million times before being removed from Paul's YouTube channel.

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Almost a day after the tweeted response, YouTube has announced it is removing Logan's channels from Google Preferred and will not feature Logan in the Web series Foursome. We should note that Paul, despite being an actual walking bag of garbage, is one of YouTube's biggest and most successful stars, and they have a rather large monetary stake in his "brand". And it said his new videos are no longer being published.

Following Paul's video, a petition was made to have his YouTube Channel deleted.

The corporation acknowledged the anger by starting a tweet response on January 9 with the sentence: "Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently". You're right to be. Paul did not post any videos in the past week, saying he was "taking time to reflect". YouTube had been silent on the whole incident so far until now. The statement continued by saying that suicide is not a laughing matter and that the tragedy should not be something that brings more views to the site.

However, Paul's popularity on YouTube has not been adversely affected by the fall-out, with the social media star gaining more than 400,000 subscribers since the contentious clip was released, according to Social Blade. "I'm simply here to apologize", he said on the more somber video apology uploaded on YouTube and Twitter Jan. 2. The statement also promised that the company would take steps "to ensure a video like this is never circulated again". Paul has yet to upload another vlog since his Suicide Forest video breaking his streak of posting a vlog every day since September 12, 2016.

YouTube Releases Official Apology for Logan Paul Video