Logan Paul has claimed his ‘creativity is being stifled’ a day after YouTube brought in new consequences for rule-breaking creators.
The 22-year-old’s latest vlog is called ‘In response to KSI…’ signalling that this would be the video where he agrees to fight fellow YouTuber KSI in a boxing match.
However, fans may have been disappointed, as what they actually got was a giant smudge over the camera lens which obscured Logan’s entire ‘response’.
While a too-controversial-to-show clip played, a black smudge kept the vlogger from view before he ‘changed the lens’.
After this, he read a letter from his legal team, claiming scenes were cut from the vlog to make it more appropriate for younger fans.
The ‘letter’ read: ‘Due to and in light of recent events, the team has decided to isolate and omit scenes 42 through 46 from today’s vlog as part of a continued effort to ensure that content is suitable to be consumed by viewers of all ages.’
Logan began yelling: ‘They’re cutting me bro. Creativity being stifled.
‘You know what, I need this. Logang, this is how I stay on YouTube.’
Although Logan isn’t mentioned by name in a new post from Ariel Bardin, Vice President of Product Management at YouTube, the new ‘steps’ which have been announced will be taken against rulebreakers including those who ‘sensationalise the pain of others in an attempt to gain views or subscribers’.
Ariel’s post read: ‘Recently, we faced situations where the egregious actions of a handful of YouTubers harmed the reputation of the broader creator community among advertisers, the media industry and most importantly, the general public.
‘In light of this behavior—and our commitment to tighten our policies and communicate them more quickly and transparently—we’re introducing new consequences to apply in the rare event when one creator’s actions harm the entire community. When one creator does something particularly blatant—like conducts a heinous prank where people are traumatized, promotes violence or hate toward a group, demonstrates cruelty, or sensationalizes the pain of others in an attempt to gain views or subscribers—it can cause lasting damage to the community, including viewers, creators and the outside world.
‘That damage can have real-world consequences not only to users, but also to other creators, leading to missed creative opportunities, lost revenue and serious harm to your livelihoods. That’s why it’s critical to ensure that the actions of a few don’t impact the 99.9 percent of you who use your channels to connect with your fans or build thriving businesses.’
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