YouTube: upset by the video of body in Japan
NHK -- Jan 13
YouTube says it was upset by the video posted by a US vlogger that showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

Logan Paul posted last week the video that showed him and his friends laughing about the body in Aokigahara-jukai in Yamanashi Prefecture, a dense forest at the foot of Mount Fuji. Suicide victims are often found in the forest.

The video received many complaints and was deleted.

Paul later apologized and said he should never have posted the video.

YouTube said Wednesday it is removing Paul from its Google Preferred platform and putting future projects with him on hold.

On Twitter, YouTube said it was upset by the video that was shared and suicide is not a joke. It adds that it was taking steps to ensure similar videos are never circulated again.

The 22-year-old's YouTube channel has more than 15 million followers and was reportedly worth more than 12 million dollars in advertising revenue last year.

News source: NHK
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