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Youtube drops Logan Paul after 'suicide forest' video

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

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

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.

Source: 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

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