We should note that Paul, despite being an actual walking bag of garbage, is one of YouTube's biggest and most successful stars, and they have a rather large monetary stake in his "brand". YouTube also cleared that Paul will not be featured in season four of Foursome, and all his new originals are on hold.
How did a dead body end up on YouTube?
In the video, Paul showed the body hanging from a tree.
He later uploaded the video for his pre-teen fans, without age restrictions, featuring the body in the thumbnail and captioning it "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest". He faced an onslaught of criticism for the video despite his apologies, with some claiming his initial response was inadequate and that he seemed disrespectful.
Paul removed the video from his channel himself, apologized, and put his daily vlogging schedule on pause.More news: Volkswagen Group reveals self-driving system partnership with Aurora Innovation
On Tuesday, Youtube also took to Twitter to post an open letter directed toward its community. As The Hollywood Reporter shares, YouTube has made a statement that it has put original content with Paul on hold and it removed him from its preferred advertiser program. Since posting his apology video on his vlog, Mr. Paul has not added any other post. The action by YouTube whose parent company is Google serves to show how the company is dealing with controversial content.
YouTube's decision to cut off some ties may not be enough for some critics, who demanded Paul be completely banned from their platform.
In the first half of 2017, YouTube introduced a lot of new rules for creators as well as tools that allow advertisers to better control where their ads appear on the website. A number of well-known people, including Aaron Paul (no relation to Logan Paul), spoke out on Twitter against the video. That statement was tweeted from YouTube's main account, and was addressed directly to their community.
YouTube has spent the past year telling advertisers it's safe to run their ads on the world's biggest video site.