The move comes more than a week after the suicide video was posted, a time during which YouTube was criticized for only giving the channel a strike and issuing a statement expressing sympathy to the family. Logan Paul later claimed that the monetised upload was an attempt to create suicide awareness.
YouTube promised in a statement that it was listening to feedback and expected more from creators who build their community on the platform.
The video was viewed 6 million times before being removed from Paul's YouTube channel. "We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we'll have more to share soon on steps we're taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again". You deserve to know what's going on. Even though that video was deleted, Paul's vlogs of his trip to Japan, a.k.a. a crash course in the worst human behavior and quickest way to lose brain cells, are still posted on his site. The vlogger could face further consequences, given his channel violated YouTube's community guidelines. DailyMail chose not to include this part of the clip in previous coverage. "Are you f**king with us?" "This is a first for me".
Immediately after he posted the footage, he was condemned by followers and others who came across the insensitive footage.
Paul said in the apology: 'I'm so sorry about this... suicide is not a joke.
In a previous apology, a video titled "So sorry", Paul, who according to Forbes earns £110,000 per Facebook post and £59,000 for sponsored Instagram posts, said: "I've made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgement and I don't expect to be forgiven". With Paul touted as one of the platform's top earners, their silence following his decision to mock and exploit the body of a suicide victim was seen by the general public as yet another example of a top company doing whatever it takes (no matter how despicable) to protect their investment.
The vlogger eventually apologised saying the video was to "raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention".