Good bye LOGAN PAUL ( aka Logang). I am seriously looking forward to saying that as I am sure all of you are as well. Since the controversy blow up after he posted the video of the apparent suicide victim in Japan on December 31, YouTube has decided to put all its original projects with the jackass on hold. Paul has a number of projects with YouTube and its ad-free subscription streaming platform YouTube Red, and this means that The Thinning: New World Order is in jeopardy and in limbo. Sequel to to Paul’s popular YouTube Red sci-fi thriller The Thinning, it was originally meant to be featured later this year. So again I will say “Goodbye Logang, goodbye”.
Paul also will not appear in the upcoming fourth season of Red comedy Foursome, in which he starred as the older brother of Jenn McAllister’s Andie. Season three premiered Nov. 1.
Further, YouTube has decided to remove Paul from its Google Preferred program, which gives brands the ability to sell ads on the top 5 percent of creators on the platform. That doesn’t preclude him from running ads like many YouTube channels do, but likely means lower CPMs than those that Preferred creators see.
“In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” reads the full statement Wednesday from a YouTube spokeswoman. “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold.”
Paul’s video, filmed in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, showed the body of a man who had committed suicide, though the face was blurred. A number of well-known people, including Aaron Paul (no relation to Logan Paul), spoke out on Twitter against the video.
Paul deleted the video and issued two apologies before announcing plans to suspend his vlog temporarily so he could “take time to reflect.”
At the time, YouTube released a statement indicating that Paul’s video had violated its policies. “Our hearts go out to the family of the person featured in the video,” the company said. “YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner. If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the site when supported by appropriate educational or documentary information, and in some cases it will be age-gated. We partner with safety groups such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to provide educational resources that are incorporated in our YouTube Safety Center.”
YouTube also said that Paul’s channel, which has 15 million subscribers, received a strike. Three strikes, received when violating a YouTube policy, within a three-month period will cause YouTube to terminate an account.
But some of the YouTube community felt that the streamer hadn’t done enough. The service released a new statement on Tuesday noting, “Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what’s going on.”
My 2 cents worth? I hope he is foolish and stupid enough to male 2 more strikes – even though I think this stunt he pulled on December 31 is more than just 3 strikes. He is a inhumane jackass and that is all I can say about that.
Let us know what you think…
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