Paul punished for YouTube post
Published : Thursday, 11 January, 2018 at 11:57 AM Count : 280
YouTube on Wednesday decided to drop American star Logan Paul from projects over a video post by him that showed a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji in Japan.
Japanese social media erupted with indignation over the film, which showed a man who had hanged himself, AFP reports.
Outtakes showing Paul laughing and joking about the incident also stirred anger.
Paul has a massive teenage and preteen fan base.
The video shows the 22-year-old 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.
The video sharing site decided to drop Paul from projects on its YouTube Red subscription platform for original content, a spokesman said Wednesday.
They include a sequel to his film “The Thinning” and a leading role in the fourth season of “Foursome.”