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YouTube is Willing to Give Logan Paul a Second Chance After Suicide Video

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Despite the fact that YouTube cut business ties with Logan Paul following his suicide video controversy, an executive says the platform is willing to give him a second chance.

Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Chief Business Officer, confirmed that all projects previously planned with with 22-year-old are on hold at the moment, but that doesn’t mean he’s forever banned from the platform.

“We believe he’s made missteps, unfortunate missteps,” the man explained at the Television Critics Association press tour in California over the weekend. “He’s expressed remorse very quickly and is learning from the experience. The most important thing to focus on is that actions should speak louder than words. Logan has the opportunity to prove that.”

In an open letter posted to Twitter last week, YouTube wrote, “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. 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.”

Robert was asked about the steps that were mentioned, but he said he couldn’t make any announcements yet and that “there will be forthcoming changes.”

Logan was caught by paparazzi at LAX yesterday where he was asked if he thinks he deserves a second chance.

“Everyone deserves second chances, bro,” he said to the videographer.

The former Vine star nodded in agreement when he was asked if he feels he’s been treated fairly by the public in the wake of the disgusting video and said he’s planning to send out a more formal message.

“It’s coming…soon.”

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