Logan Paul's Original Projects With YouTube Put on Hold Following Controversy

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YouTube is cutting some ties with Logan Paul. 

The video-sharing site revealed on Wednesday that they are putting Paul-related projects on hold after he made headlines for a video he posted on Dec. 31 which featured images of an apparent suicide victim. 

"In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred," a spokesperson for YouTube tells ET. "Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season 4 of Foursome and his new Originals are on hold." 

Paul starred as the older brother of Jenn McAllister's character, Andie, on Foursome, which premiered its third season on Red, YouTube's ad-free subscription streaming service, on Nov. 1. As for his original projects, Logan's The Thinning: New World Order was announced in November and expected to drop on Red later this year. 

Paul, who received a strike to his channel for his controversial video which violated a YouTube policy (three strikes within a three-month period results in YouTube terminating the account), was allowed to keep his account with 15 million subscribers. Without Google Preferred, however, which gives companies the ability to sell ads on videos produced by the top five percent of YouTube creators, Logan faces a loss of revenue. 

The 22-year-old actor deleted the video, filmed in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, the day after it was posted, after receiving backlash from fans and famous faces. He later issued two apologies and announced that he would be suspending his vlog temporarily to "take time to reflect." 

"Our hearts go out to the family of the person featured in the video. YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner," a YouTube spokesperson said at the time. "If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the site when supported by appropriate educational or documentary information and in some cases it will be age-gated. We partner with safety groups such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to provide educational resources that are incorporated in our YouTube Safety Center."

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