YouTube Reveals Punishment for Logan Paul Over Suicide Forest Video
Mike Sanders / 1 year ago
When popular vlogger Logan Paul went to Japan, I doubt he expected at the time that the visit was set to possibly kill his career.
Now, at this point, if you’re wondering who Logan Paul is you may have possibly been living in a cave. The likelihood is that you’ve heard the story, just not perhaps the man himself.
In brief, upon a visit to Japan Logan Paul decided to visit the Japanese ‘suicide’ forest and upon finding a recently deceased person, decided to film it and publish to his YouTube channel.
It was a story so well publicised and hideous that without a word being exchanged, basically all of us here at eTeknix decided to not write about it. The poor man in question and his family had been subject to enough attention at the time.
For over a week now though, we have all been left wondering what YouTube would do. Well, in a report via the BBC the sword of Damocles has finally fallen on Logan Paul.
Firstly, YouTube has confirmed that he has been removed from their ‘top tier’ of advert revenue. This is the bracket in which YouTube channels earn the highest amount of revenue percentage. In addition, YouTube has pulled the plug on any and all projects or collaborations in the works. with Mr Paul.
Exactly how much this will cost him is unclear, however, having reportedly earnt around $12.5m in 2016, I daresay his 2018 income is going to be significantly lower.
Is there redemption for Paul Logan here? Frankly, I don’t know. There is being stupid. YouTube specialises in stupid. What he did was cruel and hurtful. I am 100% of the opinion that he included that body solely thinking about his views rather than the man himself.
I’ll go even further, I think he wanted to find a body and was pleased when he had.
YouTube themselves are not blame free either I should note. The video was still on the website days after the controversy went viral. Even then, it was only eventually removed by Paul Logan himself and after days of massive high-profile criticism.
YouTube has, once again, been found wanting in the removal of completely unnecessary material. This, I might add, while still happily doling out DMCA’s for Nintendo.
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