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Logan Paul’s Vlog Return Imminent Despite Youtube Response

By Isabella Lovric

Youtube has finally responded to the disturbing content posted by popular vlogger Logan Paul, after he aired footage of an apparent suicide on the streaming service last week.

The website condemned Paul’s video in a statement released today on Twitter.

But despite this Logan Paul’s father, Greg, says his son’s return to vlogging is imminent.

Greg posted to Instagram to alert fans that he would be returning soon.

“Logan is coming back that’s a definite… We all make mistakes.. Logan’s a good kid, he’s made a mistake, he's 22 years old. Push through it and get over it and keep moving on,” he said.

Meanwhile, Youtube’s formal statement said the company was “upset” by the content of Paul’s post.

"Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently. You're right to be. You deserve to know what's going on," YouTube said in a series of tweets.

"Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views.

"The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences.

"It's taken us a long time to respond, but we've been listening to everything you've been saying. We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we'll have more to share soon on steps we're taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again.”

The video from Japan's so-called "suicide forest," Aokigahara, was removed hours after it was posted. Paul's account, however, has not been taken down or suspended.

The YouTube star hasn’t uploaded to his YouTube channel since his apology video, where he said he was sorry for his “severe and continuous lapse in his judgment” and his regretful decision in posting the video.

Rumours have also circulated that Mr Paul has needed to up his security in his $6.55 million home after furious backlash.  

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With AAP 

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