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Logan Paul a the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Phil McCarten/PA Images
Seeing Red

Youtube drops Logan Paul after 'suicide forest' video

The website has dropped Paul from two projects on its Youtube Red platform.

YOUTUBE HAS PUNISHED one of its stars, Logan Paul, over a video that showed a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji — by scrapping two projects and lowering his advertising profile.

The video shows the 22-year-old American discovering a body in Aokigahara, a dense woodland at the foot of the mountain known as ‘the Japanese Suicide Forest’, in a country that has long struggled with some of the highest suicide rates in the developed world.

Japanese social media erupted with indignation over the film, which showed a man who had hanged himself.

Outtakes showing Paul laughing and joking about the incident also stirred anger and Logan was forced into an apology.

Logan Paul Vlogs / YouTube

Paul has a massive teenage and preteen fan base.

The video sharing site decided to drop Paul from projects on its Youtube Red subscription platform for original content, a spokesman said yesterday.

They include a sequel to his film The Thinning and a leading role in the fourth season of Foursome.

© – AFP 2018

Read: Japan reacts with anger after Youtube star posts video of victim in ‘suicide forest’ > 

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