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Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul has not yet done enough to deserve a ban from the video site, its chief executive has said. Paul faced criticism in January after posting a video in which he made jokes after seeing a dead body in a Japanese forest associated with many suicides. YouTube subsequently cut some of its business ties with the star. It also penalised him after a subsequent video in which he Tasered a dead rat. Paul has apologised for both videos. YouTube usually bans a video creator under a…

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Logan Paul 'more popular' than Zoella with children

Controversial vlogger Logan Paul has knocked Zoella off the top spot as UK children’s favourite YouTuber, according to a study. Paul was embroiled in a row earlier this year when he posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim. His rise suggested children were seeking “edgier” content, said an analyst for research firm Childwise. It was likely children had been exposed to “shocking content”, he added. The Childwise study looked at the media habits of 2,000 children in the UK aged five to 16. It found that…

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Logan Paul back with suicide awareness video

US YouTube star Logan Paul has returned to the platform with a video about suicide awareness. It was his first post since he received a worldwide backlash for a video he posted showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. In his seven-minute comeback video, Paul meets activists and a suicide survivor, while pledging to donate $ 1m (£700,000) to prevention groups. It has received a largely positive response from his young fans online. The controversial video was posted on 31 December, and showed Paul and his friends…

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Logan Paul: How the YouTube community reacted

YouTubers have reacted angrily to a video posted by vlogger Logan Paul in which he showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed the American vlogger with friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. After receiving a backlash on social media, Paul apologised for the “misguided” video, adding he was “ashamed” and “disappointed” in himself. But several other high profile YouTubers have now criticised him. How the YouTube community reacted PewDiePie is one…

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Logan Paul: YouTuber apologises over Japan dead man video

Media playback is unsupported on your device An American YouTube star says he does not expect to be forgiven after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends discovering the body in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. It prompted a barrage of criticism online with some comments calling it “disrespectful” and “disgusting”. Paul took down the video and later apologised saying he was “misguided”….

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Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber's dead body video

An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. Going in to film the “haunted” forest, they come across a dead body and are shocked, but also make jokes. Online comments have called the video “disrespectful” and “disgusting”. The video was uploaded on Sunday and had millions of…

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Steven Soderbergh’s Tangy, Folksy Return with “Logan Lucky”

There ’s something extraordinarily jazzy about “Logan Lucky,” Steven Soderbergh’s new film—his return to the feature-film arena, the first that he has directed since “Side Effects” (2013).* It’s based on an old, familiar, even hackneyed theme—it’s a heist movie, one in which the meticulous execution of a complex criminal scheme is the center of the action—and it’s one to which Soderbergh brings great energy that reflects his temperament, technique, inventiveness, and pleasure. Its script, by Rebecca Blunt, is taut and intricate, with a mosaic-like intercutting between characters and places, brashly…

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