YouTube Has Restricted Nathan Zed's Video About Logan Paul For No Apparent Reason
4 January 2018, 11:13 | Updated: 4 January 2018, 11:38
YouTube never restricted Logan's original video, but have inexplicably restricted Nathan's
In a move that will surely only continue to drive a wedge between YouTube and creators, the platform has restricted a video made by popular YouTuber Nathan Zed in which he discusses the infamous Logan Paul 'suicide forest' video. This is despite Nathan's video featuring no footage of the body from that video, or even containing any swear words.
It makes no sense
This is despite YouTube never restricting Logan's video in any way, a video which - and this needs to be emphasised - literally contained footage of a suicide victim's body. There also seems to be no indication that YouTube will sanction or punish Logan in any real way, despite calls for him to be banned from the platform.
The situation is made even worse by the fact that Nathan's video was intended to discuss the issue of suicide in a helpful and serious way, with Nathan even using the video to call for donations to suicide-related charities.
YouTubers and fans alike expressed outrage
An actual mess.— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) January 4, 2018
Nah seriously @TeamYouTube this is garbage. Fix your platform. Communicate with your creators. Do something.— Olan Rogers (@OlanRogers) January 4, 2018
Fuck. Ing. Hell.— Thomas "TomSka" Ridgewell (@thetomska) January 4, 2018
Hey @Youtube and @TeamYouTube. I started struggling with depression when I was 13 years old. Why age restrict content that promotes mental health awareness and how to get help? This video could help save lives. Young lives.— Dallas Linger (@dallaslinger) January 4, 2018