YouTube has made a decision to cut ties with Logan Paul following his suicide victim video controversy, and they've opted not to move forward with previously scheduled projects.
The Logan Paul controversy shook the internet, especially the YouTube lovers, massively. It issued a "strike" against Paul's channel for violating its community rules after the video was published. The company expressed that it is upset about the video and is searching for ways to ensure videos in that nature never make it to the video-sharing website.
YouTube extends official apology for Logan Paul video.
Paul was also removed from Google Preferred, a premium advertising scheme on videos by the most popular YouTubers. Paul received a firestorm of criticism after uploading a video on December 31, 2017, that showed the body of a man who appeared to have recently committed suicide. The authorities were called, and the video closed with Paul briefly mentioning suicide prevention.
Paul now has three YouTube Red projects that are all on hold, Logan Paul Vs. and The Thinning - New World Order and he will be written off of Foursome. While it's likely that YouTube would have eventually flagged the video, its systems and moderators did not do so before the video garnered millions of views and likes.
YouTube has taken swift action against its most famous star.
Liza Koshy accepts the Choice Female Web Star award and Logan Paul accepts the Choice Male Web Star Award. Many have also pointed out that the video was, in fact, taken down voluntarily by Paul and not by YouTube.
Despite bookending the video with comments urging people to seek help for mental health issues, Paul treated the whole event as one of entertainment.
Just one day earlier, YouTube broke their silence to condemn the viral sensation for his inappropriate content. The company acknowledged this, saying: "You're right to be [frustrated]. You deserve to know what's going on", the video-sharing site said.
Like what happened to PewDiePie after he said the N-Word and posted an anti-Semitic video, YT chose 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".