YouTube star Logan Paul is under fire and is facing severe criticism after unloading a 15-minute video of him walking into the Aokigahara forest in Japan and finding a person who appeared to have died by suicide. Paul’s ad deals are on pause, and he was removed from Google Preferred, a profitable pipeline that gives advertisers access to popular personalities. A YouTube Red movie Paul was supposed to star in, The Thinning: New World Order, has been put on pause. The creator has also been removed from Foursome, another YouTube Red comedy series.
YouTube responded to the accusations several days later after the initial video was uploaded.