Another Media Company Cuts Ties with Logan Paul After Suicide Video
If Logan Paul still doesn’t realize how much he effed up by posting a video that featured the dead body of a man who committed suicide in a Japanese forest, hopefully the ramifications will help him understand. Just a day after YouTube announced it will cut business ties with the 22-year-old, French digital media company Blackpills, which had a deal with LP, also said goodbye.
“Logan Paul’s previously announced project with Blackpills is no longer in development and Blackpills will not be pursuing it at any time in the future,” the company said in a statement to Variety.
Announced in December 2016, the former Viner was slated to “create, produce and star in an original short-form scripted series” backed by Blackpills and mobile-first entertainment studio Cupertino Productions. The untitled series was slated to premiere early this year exclusively on the Blackpills app.
This endeavor would’ve added to Logan’s list of current acting credits, as he was also previously working on YouTube Red series Foursome YouTube Red movie The Thinning. Both of those projects have been put on hold.
“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement earlier this week. “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of Foursome and his new originals are on hold.”
YouTube assured its audience that in addition to dishing out consequences for Logan, it will also be taking steps to prevent something like this from happening again.
The company said in an open letter posted to Twitter, “We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too… 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.”