YouTube Drops Logan Paul From Google Preferred Ad Platform After 'Suicide Forest' Video

It also put his new Originals on hold

YouTube has broken some direct business ties with one of its biggest stars, Logan Paul, 10 days after Paul uploaded “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” to his 15 million subscribers. The video, which Paul initially called “a moment in YouTube history,” quickly drew sharp criticism for its offensive, voyeuristic treatment of a dead body hanging in a tree, and was removed by Paul on Jan. 1. After apologizing for the video, Paul announced he would temporarily suspend his channel to “take time to reflect.”

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