YouTube Cuts Business Ties with Logan Paul Following Suicide Video
In YouTube’s long-overdue response to Logan Paul‘s controversial suicide video, the company said that the 22-year-old’s channel “violated our community guidelines…and we are looking at further consequences.” No one knew for sure what those consequences would be, but now it’s becoming clear that the former Viner is not going to get away with his actions scot-free.
Like what happened to PewDiePie after he said the N-Word and posted an anti-Semitic video, YT decided to cut Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred, which is a service that “aggregates YouTube’s top content…into easy-to-buy packages for brand advertisers.” In layman’s terms, this means LP will likely lose a lot of money in revenue from potential advertisers.
It was also decided that Logan will no longer play Andie’s (Jenn McAllister) older brother, Alec, on season four of YouTube RED comedy Foursome, and his upcoming movie, The Thinning: New World Order, is now on hold indefinitely.
“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement yesterday. “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 initial open letter posted on Twitter continued, “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.”