Logan Paul Scripted Series Scrapped by Blackpills After YouTube Video Controversy

Danny Woods
January 12, 2018

The fine print is that the YouTuber have "brand safe content", so it's likely that move was inevitable. YouTube did not announce any restrictions nor additional scrutiny of Paul's future videos.

It took Google long enough, but the company responded, delivering a massive blow to Paul's career in the process.

Paul apologised in the wake of the controversy, describing the video as a "severe and continuous lapse in my judgement", and has since announced he is taking a break from vlogging to take "time to reflect". In the thread, YouTube said, "We were upset by the video that was shared last week", and "We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we're sure you do too".

What is YouTube punishing Logan Paul for?

In addition, according to Polygon, YouTube has removed Logan's channel from Google Preferred, which allows content creators to be listed in the top five percent of YouTube content - which makes the vloggers more money.

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YouTube has put its original projects with Logan Paul on hold following widespread criticism over a video he posted December 31 that featured images of a suicide victim. Paul starred in the YouTube Red Original film The Thinning, which now has a 5.9/10 rating on IMDb. Before Paul and his team took down the grotesque video, it had been viewed over 6 million times.

Paul has a reach of 15 million YouTube subscribers, more than 16 million Instagram followers and more than 4 million Twitter followers. Paul will also not appear on the next season of the YouTube Red comedy "Foursome", where he had been a regular cast member.

By the end of 2017, Google and YouTube were dealing with a sea of bad actors who were publishing disturbing children's content or videos targeted toward kids.

YouTube, meanwhile, had remained silent about the video until earlier this week, when it released a statement saying "Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently". You're right to be. The site has suspended him from posting new videos and halted several planned collaborations.

Paul issued an apology, stating that it was a first for him and he didn't do it for views as "I get views". Rather than stop filming and retreat, Paul and his band of morons filmed the body, made fun of the deceased man, and then uploaded it all to YouTube.

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