YouTube is severing part of their business relationship with Logan Paul following his controversial video in the “Suicide Forest” of Japan. The 22-year-old vlogger had to apologize for his video depicting the body of a suicide victim in the Aokigahara Forest, a place notorious for people committing suicide.
A spokesperson speaking on behalf of YouTube said they “decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred” because of the video published last week.
Additionally, the company will no longer feature Logan in the fourth season of “Foursome,” and all of his original creations are currently “on hold.”
The news of the end of their collaboration comes after YouTube released an open letter where they spoke out against Logan’s choice to upload such a video.
They shared a statement on Twitter on the 9th of January where they said their fans “deserve to know what’s going on.”
In summation, their letter stated they were disappointed in Logan’s choice to share a video and do not think suicide is a laughing matter. The company stated to exploit tragedy for views is a grave transgression, one they do not support at all, despite Logan’s claim that it wasn’t “for views.”
In response, Logan’s father, Greg Paul, said in a statement that we all “scr*w up” and it’s a fact of life. He added his son would come back and it’s “definite.”
According to the father of the YouTube personality, the love they have received following the outpour of hate is tremendous. He said if the haters “knew how much love is out there” they would “shut their freaking mouths.” Social media users around the world, as well as public figures, have been quick to condemn Logan’s father statement also, claiming he is trying to downplay the severity of what his son did.