Youtube has finally announced the fate of Logan Paul following his offensive “Suicide Forest” video, which showed his discovery of a recent victim of suicide in a Japanese forest, along with his and his friends’ reactions to it.
After widespread backlash, Youtube has taken him off of a number of lucrative collaborations. “In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a representative shared in an emailed statement to the Washington Post
Additionally, the platform will cancel his Youtube Red movie The Thinning: New World Order, a sequel to his previous movie, The Thinning; removing him from season four of the comedy show Foursome; and putting all other projects on pause.
This follows a statement on Twitter shared Tuesday to its community that read:
Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: ‘That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.’
While this is certainly a blow for Logan Paul, it is not the Youtube celebrity’s death knell, since he will still be able to keep — and continue to monetize — his personal Youtube channel, which has 15 million subscribers, netting him up to $1.3 million per month. .
Additionally, his three other videos from his trip to Japan are still live on the platform. According to a representative from analytics firm Social Blade, “In the case of Logan’s 24 million views on his still-published Japan videos, it’s possible that he could have earned anywhere from $24,000 (£18,000) to $96,000 (£71,000) in revenue.”
The 15-minute forest video also received over a million views and made it into Youtube’s trending videos before Paul took it down. In it, the group carry camping equipment out into the forest, accompanied by a guide, prior to discovering the body. Aokigahara forest, located near Mount Fuji to the west of Tokyo, has the highest number of suicides in the country, with around 100 deaths per year.
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