Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has been completely booted from the YouTube Red show ‘Foursome,’ despite his YouTube original movie getting the greenlight.
Paul’s character, Alec Fixler, has been removed from the show altogether - even though Fixler had been a major part of Foursome’s previous three seasons.
This change is reportedly in response to Paul’s controversial vlog that he uploaded to the platform in early 2018, where he filmed a deceased person in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest.’
Rather than casting another actor to play Alec, it appears that writers have decided to strip the show of the character altogether.
This news follows the recent release of Paul’s YouTube Red movie on October 17, ‘The Thinning: New World Order,’ which was given the greenlight after nearly a year of being shelved after the YouTuber’s massive debacle.
This release itself saw some criticism, as YouTuber PewDiePie’s original show, ‘Scare PewDiePie: Season Two’ was completely canceled following a controversy where he used anti-semitic language in a prank video.
PewDiePie himself commented on the disparity in one of his videos, where he took issue with YouTube’s inconsistencies in regards to punishing its creators and the teams who worked on their original projects.
YouTube explained the release of The Thinning as “fairness” to the hard work of the film’s staff in a statement to the Verge.
While YouTube initially punished Paul’s vlog by removing him from their premium advertising program, it seems that he is still paying for his mistake with this expulsion.