The video stirred a great deal of controversy and people even started a Change.org petition demanding that Paul's YouTube channel be deleted. The video platform removed Paul from Google Preferred, and put other plans with the vlogger on hold. You're right to be.
After punishing one of its fastest-growing creators this week, Google is reportedly planning on scrutinizing YouTube videos that are part of its most lucrative advertising program.
Chief business officer Robert Kyncl explained that a final decision had not been made yet, stating, "We believe he's made missteps, unfortunate missteps". I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. Akana is a comedian and actress with a large YouTube following who had condemned Paul's video.
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YouTube is issuing his channel a "strike". There was an immediately backlash of public outrage, and though the video was quickly taken down, the damage was done.
Paul's response to his removal from the channel was not revealed. To date, the petition claims 473,000 signatures, though again that number is hard to verify. For Paul's fans, however, the next act has become a waiting game to see what this internet personality is planning next.
After uploading a tone-deaf and offensive video shot in Japan's "suicide forest" last month, Paul's appearances in the upcoming new season of the YouTube Originals series "Foursome" and a sequel to the 2016 film "The Thinning" were canceled.
It's time that YouTube and other social networking services got serious about establishing real, identifiable and enforceable rules governing their services in such a manner that reasonably good taste prevails, but in such a way that cranks and trolls do not unduly influence what users of such services see or wish to see.