Logan Paul monetised his apology video after taking down vlog showing dead body
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Viewers reported that an advert played at the start of the apology video before a second ad appeared on the upper-right corner.
Other viewers picked up on the yellow tick that showed up in the video’s red bar - a feature that only appears on monetised videos used by Youtubers that make money from running ads.
These features have been removed from the video, however it is still unclear as to whether the video was purposely monetised before the ads disappeared.
The criticism comes after Paul uploaded a vlog showing a dead body hanging from a tree in the Aokigahara forest, otherwise known as Japan's 'suicide forest.' The video was trending on Youtube before the site took it down 24 hours later.
People are now re-uploading the video to YouTube and they are trending:
It's important to note YouTube employees saw no problem with the Logan Paul video and had it on their trending section throughout the day.— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) January 2, 2018
If Google's New Year's resolution was to be more competent with site management, they already failed on day one. Congrats, YouTube. pic.twitter.com/hsY0XYr3Pq
The Logan Paul re-uploads are now #2 and #20 on trending.... what... pic.twitter.com/zKgYNlAY8W— Pia Muehlenbeck (@piamuehlenbeck) January 3, 2018