YouTube have released a statement addressing the controversy surrounding the popular vlogger Logan Paul.
Paul, 22, was criticised by viewers last week after uploading a video featuring a dead body in Japan’s suicide forest, Aokigahara.
The video attracted millions of views before being removed, with Paul posting two apologies and announcing he would be taking a break from vlogging to reflect on his actions.
YouTube have now announced that Paul has been removed from the site’s Google Preferred program, which allows brands to advertise on content from the top 5% of YouTube creators.
Just heard from YouTube that Logan Paul's channel was removed from Google Preferred and his Red Series put on hold ??? good job @TeamYouTube
— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) January 11, 2018
In addition, the vlogger will not feature in the fourth season of Foursome, a web series exclusive to the site’s subscription service, YouTube Red.
His channel has also received a “strike” for violating YouTube policy.
Three strikes within a three month period can result in channel termination.
His Originals are also currently on hold.
In a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday, a spokesperson for YouTube apologised for the video.
“Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You’re right to be. You deserve to know what’s going on.
“Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week.
“Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: ‘That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness.’
Paul is one of YouTube’s most successful creators, with 15 million subscribers.
His brother, Jake, has also come under fire recently for rapping the n-word in a video.