YouTube: Logan Paul may face 'further consequences' for dead body video

YouTube: Logan Paul may face 'further consequences' for dead body video

YouTube on Tuesday said it was looking at “further consequences” for Logan Paul, a popular personality on the platform, after he posted a video showing a dead body.

“Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week,” YouTube tweeted. 

“We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences,” the account added.

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Paul sparked controversy when he posted a video on his channel last week showing a dead body hanging from a tree. The video was recorded in a Japanese forest known as a location that attracts people considering suicide.

In the video, Paul talks about the Aokigahara forest. When he comes across a dead body, the face of which is blurred, Paul says in the video: “Yo, are you alive?” according to The New York Times.

Paul apologized for the video, which was taken down from YouTube. He said he had intended to use the video to raise awareness for suicide prevention. 

Paul’s YouTube channel has more than 15 million subscribers.

His actions even garnered attention from Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzGOP leader criticizes Republican senators for not showing up to work Senate takes shot at Trump, passes resolution affirming 'press is not the enemy of the people' Pentagon’s No. 2 official: Trump’s ‘Space Force’ could cost 'billions' MORE (D-Hawaii), who last week questioned YouTube and its policies for handling videos like the one Paul posted.

Representatives from YouTube are scheduled to appear on Capitol Hill later this month in a hearing on extremist content published on social media platforms.