YouTube’s Logan Paul Projects Are On Hold ‘Indefinitely,’ But Execs Aren't Cutting Ties With Him

‘Everything is evolving so fast,’ said an exec of its controversial star

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YouTube executives further explained their decision to distance themselves—but not cut ties with—one of its biggest stars, Logan Paul, following the widespread criticism after he uploaded a voyeuristic video of a dead body hanging from a tree in Japan’s “suicide forest.”

Three days ago, YouTube announced that it had dropped Paul from its Google Preferred Ad Platform—its premium advertising program that aggregates “the top five percent of YouTube content” targeting users in the 18-34 demo—and put his original shows on hold, announcing he won’t appear in Season 4 of the YouTube Red comedy series Foursome.



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