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YouTube's CEO explains why the site hasn't banned Logan Paul over his recent controversies - Business Insider

Business InsiderYouTube's CEO explains why the site hasn't banned Logan Paul over his recent controversiesBusiness InsiderYouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said at a media conference Monday that the controversial YouTube star Logan Paul hasn't violated enough policies to be banned from the platform. YouTube temporarily suspended paid advertising on Paul's page last week after he ...YouTube's CEO Says Facebook Should 'Get Back to Baby Pictures'GizmodoYouTube not ready to kick out Logan Paul, CEO says9NEWS.comYouTube CEO Explains Why Logan Paul Is Still on PlatformComplexPatch.com -hypebot.com -The Verge -Metroall 110 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 13th, 2018

YouTube's CEO explains why the site hasn't banned Logan Paul over his recent controversies - Business Insider

Business InsiderYouTube's CEO explains why the site hasn't banned Logan Paul over his recent controversiesBusiness InsiderYouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said at a media conference Monday that the controversial YouTube star Logan Paul hasn't violated enough policies to be banned from the platform. YouTube temporarily suspended paid advertising on Paul's page last week after he ...YouTube's CEO Says Facebook Should 'Get Back to Baby Pictures'GizmodoYouTube not ready to kick out Logan Paul, CEO says9NEWS.comYouTube CEO Explains Why Logan Paul Is Still on PlatformComplexPatch.com -hypebot.com -The Verge -Metroall 110 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 13th, 2018

Logan Paul Gets A Twitch Account & Users Are Flipping The Twitch OUT On Twitter!

Live streaming video subscribers can't be choosers, but most of the Twitch.tv population is advocating to keep their precious platform clean of one toxic entity. That would be none other than Logan Paul, who decided to join the website because apparently ruining YouTube just wasn't enough for him. The controversial vlogger racked up 100,000 followers just a [...] Live streaming video subscribers can't be choosers, but most of the Twitch.tv population is advocating to keep their precious platform clean of one toxic entity. That would be none other than Logan Paul, who decided to join the website because apparently ruining YouTube just wasn't enough for him. The controversial vlogger racked up 100,000 followers just a few hours after joining Twitch, sparking strong opposition from avid users who don't want him polluting their streaming paradise with his Logan Paul-ness. Related: Jake Paul Weighs In On... Gun Control!? Some users even tweeted to the service in hopes of banning the 22-year-old from the site due to his "suicide forest" video that nearly got him thrown off YT earlier this year. Although the hate is strong, Logan is a vlogging force to be reckoned with -- and we're sure Twitch would gladly have his millions of followers migrate to the site with him. Ch-ch-check out some reactions (below) to see just how upset Twitch users are at the threat of Logan taking over the site. pic.twitter.com/pgFqIvQuHv — Bijou (@BijouDemi) March 19, 2018 .@Twitch: please carefully think about allowing Logan Paul a place on our platform. Consider the future of Twitch and what path you want it to take. — KatiePetersPlays (@PlayKatiePlay) March 19, 2018 pic.twitter.com/oGASbEYxIm — 🖕 Dilligaf 🖕 (@DilligafTwitch) March 19, 2018 Dear @LoganPaul, You make fun of suicide, you clickbait videos including recently @Ninja, you manipulate young kids for your content, and I am absolutely positive you are straight garbage at video games. We don’t want you on Twitch. Keep the trash away. Sincerely, everyone — Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 19, 2018 Logan Paul is coming to Twitch, alright everyone, time to find a new streaming platform. Our current one is tainted. — Satt/Mike (@SattelizerGames) March 19, 2018 Don't mind me @Twitch, but according to your own TOS, Logan Paul should already be banned from the platform. So, please #BanLoganfromTwitch — tiana (@tianatoottoot) March 19, 2018 Ninja and Drake bromance blows up, makes headlines, unites the world. Days later, Logan Paul suddenly wants in on Twitch. I've seen some obvious bullshit in my life but this isn't even trying to be subtle. — Slack @ recovering from depression (@Slackaholicus) March 19, 2018 I welcome Logan Paul to Twitch, knowing full well that they'll kick him off after one inevitable fuck up. — Daniel Hardcastle (@DanNerdCubed) March 19, 2018 What do YOU think about it?? [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 19th, 2018

Logan Paul Returns To His YouTube Routine After Suicide Forest Scandal

Logan Paul is now just milking his scandal for attention. As you surely know, the YouTube sensation was hit with an immense amount of backlash when he briefly uploaded a vlog featuring an apparent suicide victim. The since deleted vid had footage of Paul and his friends laughing while examining a dead body in Japan's Aokigahara [...] Logan Paul is now just milking his scandal for attention. As you surely know, the YouTube sensation was hit with an immense amount of backlash when he briefly uploaded a vlog featuring an apparent suicide victim. The since deleted vid had footage of Paul and his friends laughing while examining a dead body in Japan's Aokigahara forest. Related: Logan Defends He Is A "Good Guy Who Made A Bad Decision" While the 22-year-old has already made his return to YouTube following the scandal, this is Paul's first video not exclusively about suicide. Logan's first upload was, of course, an apology for his insensitive social media snafu. The next video was a short film all about suicide prevention and awareness. Sadly, the third installment in Logan's return to the video sharing site shows that the Ohio native is back to his annoying antics. At the start of his vid, Logan is dressed as a bearded man who's washed up on a shore. As a voice over described Paul as "the disgraced YouTuber," Logan hit back with: "Yo, hold up—disgrace? What you mean disgrace, boy? I took a break. What other YouTuber you know can take a three-week break and still gain 1 million subscribers?'" Ugh. Don't BRAG about your scandal, bro. Have you learned NOTHING??? Paul went on to poke fun at the aftermath following his January scandal AND even signed a petition for YouTube to delete his channel. Well, it's clear that this kid thinks he's indestructible. One-ball Paul also addresses other controversies, including a $4 million lawsuit he's facing. In order to save face, he once again brought up the fact that he's donating $1 million to suicide prevention organizations. He also added: "No matter how much hate or comments from random strangers…it's noise to me. I will never ever ever forget who I am at my core and no one can make me think I'm something otherwise and as long as I'm learning and improving and getting better as a person then we good." In his conclusion, Paul also acknowledged that he's "a very polarizing dude," thus bound to always face criticism. In fact, he vowed: "I'm not going anywhere... I am not leaving without denting the mother fucking universe." Do you, bro. Be sure to ch-ch-check out Logan's return video for yourself (below): [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzFeb 5th, 2018

For Some Unknown Reason, YouTube STILL Wants To Work With Logan Paul…

As disgraced a YouTube star as he may be right now, Logan Paul STILL has a shot to get back in YouTube's good graces — but for what, exactly??? Paul's projects have been placed on hold "indefinitely" with the network, and even though he can still reap ad revenue from people watching his videos, he has [...] As disgraced a YouTube star as he may be right now, Logan Paul STILL has a shot to get back in YouTube's good graces -- but for what, exactly??? Paul's projects have been placed on hold "indefinitely" with the network, and even though he can still reap ad revenue from people watching his videos, he has been stripped of his Google Preferred status ever since that shameful stunt he pulled in Japan. Related: Just How Rich IS Logan Paul? But now, it sounds like even though projects are being pulled away from Logan Paul left and right, YouTube STILL isn't ready to fully part ways with him yet. That's according to Robert Kyncl, Google's chief business officer speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday sounding like he REALLY wasn't ready to let go of Logan Paul: "We don't know [if we will work with Logan Paul again.] I couldn't really answer that. Everything is evolving so fast and the best thing we can do is make sure we put all projects on hold indefinitely. Actions should speak louder than words. Logan has the opportunity to prove that ... I think, obviously, we believe he's made missteps, unfortunate missteps. He's expressed remorse very quickly. And uh, is learning from the experience." Unreal. The very definition of white male privilege... both for Logan, and that always-controversial and possibly racist brother of his, too. Un. Real. [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 13th, 2018

"Suicide Is Not A Joke": YouTube FINALLY Releases Statement On Logan Paul Controversy!

Well, this took a while. Logan Paul received nearly universal condemnation for his video in Japan's Suicide Forest — which contained footage of an apparent suicide victim. We say "nearly" because YouTube itself was remarkably silent on the matter. Related: Logan Already Announced He Was Taking A Break From Vlogging Now, over a week later, the video platform has [...] Well, this took a while. Logan Paul received nearly universal condemnation for his video in Japan's Suicide Forest -- which contained footage of an apparent suicide victim. We say "nearly" because YouTube itself was remarkably silent on the matter. Related: Logan Already Announced He Was Taking A Break From Vlogging Now, over a week later, the video platform has finally released an open letter addressing the controversy in some detail. See their full statement (below): An open letter to our community: 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 (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: "That body was a person someone loved. You do not walk into a suicide forest with a camera and claim mental health awareness." — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 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. — YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018 At least they acknowledged their tardiness. What do YOU think of YouTube's response? Patient... or too little, too late?? [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 9th, 2018

VOTE: Should Logan Paul Be Banned From YouTube After Posting Video Of A Dead Body??

Logan Paul officially went too far after posting a video of a dead body he discovered in Aokigahara, Japan, which is also known as the "Suicide Forest." As we previously reported, the YouTube star has since deleted the extremely graphic clip from his channel which actually shows the body of someone who seems to have committed [...] Logan Paul officially went too far after posting a video of a dead body he discovered in Aokigahara, Japan, which is also known as the "Suicide Forest." As we previously reported, the YouTube star has since deleted the extremely graphic clip from his channel which actually shows the body of someone who seems to have committed suicide. The potentially triggering video was slammed on Twitter for its harmful and insensitive content, and Logan's apology hardly touched on the reality of his actions. Related: Three Months Later, Puerto Rico Is Still In Crisis Mode Now, many are calling for the Internet celebrity to be banned from YT: Dear @YouTube Can you do us all a favour and permanently remove Logan Paul from YouTube, showing someone that has Committed suicide in a video and laughing about it, is not cool Yours sincerely Everyone who has been effected by suicide — Benny (@Beno_ldn) January 2, 2018 My disappointment is two-fold. Logan Paul is an adult who uploaded horrific content, and youtube made it TRENDING. So much wrong with the community. — Hayley Williams (@HayleyWi11iams) January 2, 2018 I do think @YouTube should make a stand and delete @LoganPaul channel. This would be a great start to 2018 — Ashley Horne (@AshleyNHorne) January 2, 2018 While others, like Chrissy Teigen, have suggested people just don't watch his videos: Re: Logan Paul, something I always think about is when people make...ethical mistakes, as in, not-illegal, should we really be trying I ruin their lives and end their careers or accept the apology, personally make a choice to stop watching, and move on. — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 2, 2018 An example I have is with a certain clothing company. Years ago the designers said things i personally found horrible about IVF children. I made the choice to simply...never wear or purchase again instead of trying to "end them" — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 2, 2018 So, we have to ask... If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, feeling depressed, or is struggling emotionally, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It's not easy, but it gets better. [Image via Brian To/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 2nd, 2018

YouTube Puts Logan Paul"s Projects on Hold; Cuts Business Ties

Logan Paul is officially out of business with YouTube. Following his controversial video, the video network have put all its original projects with the vlogger on hold according to a statement, via THR. This means that the upcoming The Thinning sequel is on hold, and Logan will not appear in the fourth season of Foursome, [...] Logan Paul is officially out of business with YouTube. Following his controversial video, the video network have put all its original projects with the vlogger on hold according to a statement, via THR. This means that the upcoming The Thinning sequel is on hold, and Logan will not appear in the fourth season of Foursome, where he starred as Andie’s (Jenn McAllister) older brother. YouTube has also decided to remove Logan from its Google Preferred program, which gives brands the ability to sell ads on the top 5 percent of creators on the platform. “In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” reads the full statement from a YouTube spokeswoman. “Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season 4 of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold.” Although his dad, Greg, says that Logan would return to the platform, it doesn’t seem like that’s the case at all......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 10th, 2018

YouTube CEO Calls Demonetizing Logan Paul's Channel 'A Pretty Strong Statement' - Billboard

BillboardYouTube CEO Calls Demonetizing Logan Paul's Channel 'A Pretty Strong Statement'BillboardThe YouTube community may have been frustrated with how YouTube handled its response to Logan Paul, but CEO Susan Wojcicki believes that the punishment was justified. On Feb. 9, more than a month after Paul posted a video featuring the blurred face of ...YouTube's CEO says Logan Paul doesn't deserve to be kicked off the platformThe VergeYouTube needs to be more transparent with its creatorsPolygonNot ready to kick out Logan Paul: YouTube CEO9NEWS.comNew York Daily News -Gizmodo -Tubefilter -VideoInkall 78 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 13th, 2018

Logan Paul & All The Other YouTube Stars Who"ve Faced Controversies!

Logan Paul needs to do better. As you've likely heard, the YouTube star has faced an incredible amount of backlash after he uploaded footage of an apparent suicide victim. Not only was Paul laughing while filming the dead body, he edited the vid in a way that made it clear that he was exploiting this tragedy [...] Logan Paul needs to do better. As you've likely heard, the YouTube star has faced an incredible amount of backlash after he uploaded footage of an apparent suicide victim. Not only was Paul laughing while filming the dead body, he edited the vid in a way that made it clear that he was exploiting this tragedy for views. To make matters worse, Logan has since dropped an apology, which is just as tone deaf as you'd expect. SMH. Unfortunately, this is NOT the first time a YouTube star has been hit with a MAJOR controversy. Be sure to discover the others (below)... CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" CLICK HERE to view "Controversial YouTube Stars!" [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 2nd, 2018

YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes for Video Filmed in "Japanese Suicide Forest"

Logan Paul is being slammed for a new video he posted on YouTube, in which he found a dead man’s body hanging in the “Japanese Suicide Forest.” He was visiting Aokigahara, a forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. The 22-year-old YouTube star, who has over 15 million subscribers, put the video up [...] Logan Paul is being slammed for a new video he posted on YouTube, in which he found a dead man’s body hanging in the “Japanese Suicide Forest.” He was visiting Aokigahara, a forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. The 22-year-old YouTube star, who has over 15 million subscribers, put the video up on New Year’s Eve and included a disclaimer about seeking help if you are dealing with depression. He then said to his viewers, “This is the most real vlog I’ve ever posted on this channel. I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history.” In the video, the man’s body is blurred completely from a distance, but when they get closer, only his face was blurred. Logan can be heard asking the body, “Yo are you alive? Are you f–king with us?” The man’s “purple hands” are also noted. Logan has since deleted the video from his channel and released an apology Twitter. Click inside to read the lengthy apology letter… Logan Paul’s Apology Letter Where do I begin… Let’s start with this - I’m sorry. This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong. I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention. I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought “if this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,” I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am. I do this sh*t every day. I’ve made a 15 minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing the possible ramifications. I’m often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have & with great power comes great responsibility… for the first time in my life I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won’t happen again. I love everyone. I believe in people. I’m out here. Peace #Logang4Life Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg — Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 2nd, 2018

YouTuber Logan Paul Posts New Apology Video After More Backlash Over Filming A Dead Body: "I Don"t Expect To Be Forgiven"

Logan Paul is now admitting to "severe and continuous" offenses in filming and uploading a video of an apparent suicide victim. Following a not-so-convincing apology note to Twitter since taking down the controversial vlog, the YouTube star tried again with a video posted to the social media site — and his YT channel — on Tuesday. Related: [...] Logan Paul is now admitting to "severe and continuous" offenses in filming and uploading a video of an apparent suicide victim. Following a not-so-convincing apology note to Twitter since taking down the controversial vlog, the YouTube star tried again with a video posted to the social media site -- and his YT channel -- on Tuesday. Related: Should Logan Be Banned From YouTube?? Titling it "So Sorry," the 22-year-old confessed: "There are a lot of things I should have done differently, but I didn't. And for that, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry." Logan also asked his fans not to defend him for his actions, in addition to promising "to be better." Watch (below): So sorry. pic.twitter.com/JkYXzYsrLX — Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018 Where was this apology hours ago?? While the Internet celebrity may sound sincere, it seems like it wasn't until all the backlash that he decided to issue a new statement. Do you think he will be able to move on from this?? [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 2nd, 2018

How Logan Paul's Suicide Video Explains The Chain Reaction Economy Of YouTube - HuffPost

HuffPostHow Logan Paul's Suicide Video Explains The Chain Reaction Economy Of YouTubeHuffPostThe internet celebrity's post is gone. What's left in its place is just as disturbing. By Maxwell Strachan. On Monday, a vlogger uploaded footage to YouTube of what appeared to be the blurred body of a dead man. I don't mean Logan Paul. Paul is the ...Logan Paul suicide video: Is YouTube not safe for kids?USA TODAYParents Are Trying To Control Their Kids' YouTube Habits After Logan Paul's Suicide Forest VideoBuzzFeed NewsLogan and Jake Paul: Everything You Need to Know About The YouTube MegastarsRollingStone.comCNET -Kotaku -New York Magazine -Voxall 232 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 3rd, 2018

Logan Paul Defends He Is A "Good Guy Who Made A Bad Decision" On Good Morning America!

Is Logan Paul really playing the victim here?? As you surely know, the YouTube sensation was hit with an immense amount of criticism when he uploaded footage of an apparent suicide victim to his channel. Although the 22-year-old briefly stepped away from the video sharing site, he's since returned and started his apology tour. Related: Guess Founder [...] Is Logan Paul really playing the victim here?? As you surely know, the YouTube sensation was hit with an immense amount of criticism when he uploaded footage of an apparent suicide victim to his channel. Although the 22-year-old briefly stepped away from the video sharing site, he's since returned and started his apology tour. Related: Guess Founder Accused Of Sexual Assault By MULTIPLE Models! In addition to a vlog detailing his regret for filming a dead body, Logan also launched a short film about suicide prevention. However, a recent visit with Good Morning America's Michael Strahan has us doubting if he's actually learned anything from this experience. On how he's handled the backlash, the blond internet star shared: "It's been tough because ironically I'm being told to commit suicide myself. Millions of people literally telling me they hate me, to go die in a fire. The most horrible, horrific things." When asked if he finds the criticism against him to be fair, he laughed and said: "...that's the thing, I do." Hmmmm. As Strahan called out Logan for uploading a video that could be traumatizing for his young fans, Paul unapologetically defended that his content isn't "necessarily for kids" and that he is his "own demographic." Logan continued: "I think parents should be monitoring what their children are watching more... But at the same time. It's not like I'm a bad guy. I'm a good guy who made a bad decision." While Paul is saying all the right things, he comes off as if he's scrambling to save face. Be sure to ch-ch-check out the FULL sit down for yourself (below)! FULL INTERVIEW: YouTube star @LoganPaul speaks out, one-on-one with @MichaelStrahan. "I am a good guy who made a bad decision...I will think twice in the future about what I post." pic.twitter.com/5ju8WPA4HV — Good Morning America (@GMA) February 1, 2018 [Image via Good Morning America/ABC.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzFeb 1st, 2018

Kate Upton Reveals Detailed Paul Marciano Accusation — And It"s Probably WORSE Than You Thought!

What exactly happened between Kate Upton and Paul Marciano?? In case you hadn't heard, the supermodel outed the Guess co-founder as an accused sexual harasser on social media last month. Related: Marciano Denies Harassment, Says He's 'Never Been Alone With' Kate Now in a new interview with Time, she's officially adding her name to their list of Silence [...] What exactly happened between Kate Upton and Paul Marciano?? In case you hadn't heard, the supermodel outed the Guess co-founder as an accused sexual harasser on social media last month. Related: Marciano Denies Harassment, Says He's 'Never Been Alone With' Kate Now in a new interview with Time, she's officially adding her name to their list of Silence Breakers by telling her whole story -- and it isn't pretty. She begins: "After the first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, 'I'm making sure they're real.'" Kate said harassment, but that definitely sounds like assault to us. Unfortunately, that meeting was far from over. Kate continues: "Despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my shoulders to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me. He then told Yu Tsai to leave us alone. I was able to send a quick text to Yu Tsai asking him to stay. He did, but that did not stop Paul's constant grabbing. I was extremely shaken, surprised and scared. At one point he forcibly grabbed the back of my head so that I could not move and started kissing my face and my neck. I remember not wanting to say "Get off of me" because I didn't want to open my mouth to say anything because I didn't want him to be able to put his tongue in my mouth. I had two options: do everything I could to wiggle away and avoid his pursuit, or punch the CEO of Guess. So I decided to just wiggle away." Thank goodness she wasn't alone at least! Time spoke to photographer Yu Tsai who corroborates this abuse -- and what came after. Kate continues: "Then Paul insisted that he walk me up to my hotel room. I immediately declined. The only thing I was thinking is if he touches me like that in public, I can't imagine what he'd try to do in private. Thankfully, Yu Tsai stepped in and insisted he'd do it. I was so relieved and felt like I had barely escaped. The next Guess shoot I worked on was about a month later. As soon as I went up to my hotel room, Paul started calling me asking to come up and see how my room is. I politely declined several times. He continued to insist. He said he was already in the hotel lobby. He even called my room from the hotel lobby desk. After several denials, I just turned off my phone and locked the door and tried to get some sleep. I was terrified. All I could think was if he was able to get into my room it would not be good. The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat and would not be needed on set [that day]. I was devastated, especially because at this point no one from Guess had even seen me." It's like Brit Marling said in her excellent essay about her Harvey Weinstein experience -- the economics of consent. Related: 50+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein Unfortunately, Kate couldn't afford at the time to turn down all work with a company as big as Guess. But she says she tried to figure out a way to get past Paul's advances: "We came up with a plan that anytime Paul invites himself to my room, I would text Yu Tsai to be there so that I was never alone in a room with him. I was still very nervous and scared because clearly Paul was comfortable with touching me in front of him. But Yu Tsai assured me that he would look out for me, so that's what we did. After that, Paul was reaching out to me constantly, always in communication about my next shoot. But I wouldn't officially be booked until a few days before the actual shoot. It made me feel that if I cut off communication with him, I wouldn't be booked again. Paul's texting increased, telling me how excited he was to see me, that he wanted me to change in front of him so he could see my naked body getting into his clothes. He asked if I thought of him when I was posing sexy on set. All the language he used was extremely dominant and possessive. At one point, to avoid Paul coming to set, I told him my boyfriend was going to be there. He was absolutely furious at that. It was an emotional and non-stop battle of games, power struggles and creative avoidance tactics." It all sounds like stories we've heard about Weinstein. These disgusting men in their positions of power... "Then in what seemed to be retaliation, Yu Tsai was fired from the next shoot, which was Guess Jeans [between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, 2010]. That's when I worked with the photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Paul's behaviors became much more aggressive without Yu Tsai there as a buffer. My denials to Paul had to be much more direct. Then I was told the morning of the shoot I was not needed on set and was fired again. I believe that Ellen insisted that I come anyway. Ellen and I rode together on the way back to the hotel. I remember her asking me if I was friends with Paul because he seemed to really like me. I wasn't sure how much was safe to reveal, so I told her that I appreciated the opportunities Paul had given me to be a part of his campaign, but I think that maybe he liked me a little too much. When we arrived at the hotel, Paul came right up to me, grabbed me hard by my arm and insisted he was taking me to dinner, just him and I, to celebrate the campaign. Ellen picked up on this, literally grabbed my other arm, and invited herself by saying she was so excited to celebrate the campaign with us. Paul told her she was not invited to dinner, and I felt like she saved me by pulling me away from him and jokingly walking me to the elevator, saying, "Well if I'm not going, Kate's not going." I have always been so grateful to Ellen for doing that." Time reached out to Ellen von Unwerth, who through a rep offered support for Kate but also said she didn't remember this particular incident. "After that he was extremely upset. I had a final shoot [in May of 2011], and he was outwardly rude and degrading the entire time. He said I was "disgusting" and started telling people how unprofessional I was by spreading rumors that I was drunk on set and partying every night, which of course I wasn't. I was then told to leave because Paul had said, 'Get that fat pig off my set.'" Ugh. Shortly after all this, Kate's career really blew up thanks to her famous Sports Illustrated cover -- but with that success came a big, scary offer: "Guess Jeans reached out to my agency and offered me their campaign again in 2012. Typically, Guess pays well below industry standards since they like to say they like to launch young models' careers. But for this campaign, they offered me $400,000, which at the time was their highest paying offer ever. I remember I had an internal struggle over this offer. I was hoping after my consistent denials and successful career, that Paul would treat me with professionalism. But as we got closer to the shoot date, Paul began texting that he would make sure to be on set. He told me that I wasn't allowed to bring my boyfriend. I just couldn't do it. I refused the campaign. I couldn't accept the money. I walked away about a week before the shoot was scheduled." She said no to $400K! THAT is how uncomfortable this man made her. But Marciano's alleged behavior was costing her more than money: "It took a huge toll on my confidence and self-worth. I wanted to quit modeling. I constantly blamed myself after it happened: What am I doing to invite someone to treat me like that or grab me like that? I wondered if it was how I was presenting myself or what I was wearing. I started slumping my shoulders to hide my breast size, wearing baggy clothes, started despising my own body. Over time, you minimize and internalize your experiences. You chalk it up to, "This is how it is." And you go through this gut-wrenching struggle of, "How much of myself am I required to sacrifice?" I got through it because of the strong support of my family and close friends." Not anymore. The #MeToo movement has changed everything. Kate says: "I'm sick of being silenced and expected to sweep everything under the rug. I'm sick of being expected to laugh off these aggressive advances and accept the power imbalances that exist. I'm sick of being expected to endure all of this while being polite and professional through it all. Paul used his power to make me feel insecure and powerless, but I'm not going to let him intimidate me anymore. These men think they are untouchable, but times are changing." Hell yes they are. See what Kate thinks needs to change about the industry at large HERE. [Image via TNYF/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzFeb 7th, 2018

Logan Paul Makes Citizen"s Arrest After Finding Random Ass Dude Hanging Out In His Home!

We guess Logan Paul's house is the new Apple store. According to TMZ, the controversial YouTube star was forced to make a citizen's arrest on Tuesday night when he came home around 10 p.m. to find some random guy chillin' in his living room, charging his phone. Related: YouTube Stars Who've Faced Controversies! Apparently the front door was [...] We guess Logan Paul's house is the new Apple store. According to TMZ, the controversial YouTube star was forced to make a citizen's arrest on Tuesday night when he came home around 10 p.m. to find some random guy chillin' in his living room, charging his phone. Related: YouTube Stars Who've Faced Controversies! Apparently the front door was unlocked and he just came on in and made himself at home in hopes of meeting the Internet celeb. People were upstairs, but they thought it was just Logan who came in and not a complete and total stranger. Police came and booked the guy for criminal trespass after Logan was able to detain him. Friendly reminder to keep your doors locked! [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzFeb 7th, 2018

Logan Paul Returns To YouTube With A Feature About Suicide Prevention — WATCH

Logan Paul has made his return to YouTube. After sparking controversy earlier this month with his (now infamous) vlog from Japan's Suicide Forest, the internet celebrity has uploaded his first video since apologizing for the insensitive post. In case you forgot, the 22-year-old faced an immense amount of backlash after sharing footage of an apparent suicide [...] Logan Paul has made his return to YouTube. After sparking controversy earlier this month with his (now infamous) vlog from Japan's Suicide Forest, the internet celebrity has uploaded his first video since apologizing for the insensitive post. In case you forgot, the 22-year-old faced an immense amount of backlash after sharing footage of an apparent suicide victim. Related: Erykah Badu Says She "Saw Something Good In Hitler" Well, it appears that Logan is trying to prove that he's learned something from all of this, as his latest upload is a feature all about suicide education and prevention. The video, titled Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow, follows Paul as he speaks with suicide survivor Kevin Hines, Alo House Recovery Center's Bob Forrest, and Dr. John Draper. On why he's embarked on this particular project, Logan explained: "I know I've made mistakes, I know I've let people down. It's time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being... I'm here to have a hard conversation, so those who are suffering can have easier ones." In the video, Logan admitted that his social media snafu occurred largely because of his "ignorance on the subject." Specifically, he had never known someone who had taken their own life. Draper, who is the Suicide Prevention Lifeline director, informed the controversial 20-something: "We have to change the conversation publicly from just focusing on suicide and how something bad is happening, and say ‘What do we do about it?'" Well said. Paul made sure to include five steps to help prevent suicide -- which are ask, listen, be there, help connect, and check in. Be sure to watch Logan's attempt at redemption for yourself (below). [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 24th, 2018

Jake Paul Is Developing A Late-Night Talk Show…

Controversial YouTube star vlogger Jake Paul is developing a talk show in partnership with YouTube Red, according to media reports. The highly charged douche-bro Internet star reportedly wants the show to have a late-night variety show feel, with the pilot set to be shot and released as early as May, according to reports. Paul himself will [...] Controversial YouTube star vlogger Jake Paul is developing a talk show in partnership with YouTube Red, according to media reports. The highly charged douche-bro Internet star reportedly wants the show to have a late-night variety show feel, with the pilot set to be shot and released as early as May, according to reports. Paul himself will host and executive produce. VOTE: Does Logan Paul Deserve A Second Chance? A YouTube spokeswoman spoke publicly at the end of the week about the project, confirming its existence and adding some important details about just how far along the talk show is (below): "Last year, we engaged in early development deals with a handful of YouTube creators as part of our normal process to evaluate new creative ideas. There is no series order currently in place." Sounds... tepid? (You can look that word up if you need to, Jake.) Paul and his crew have had a bad go of it recently getting kicked off his cash-cow Disney show Bizaardvark, just as his brother Logan Paul was seriously reprimanded by YouTube after filming a dead body in a suicide forest in Japan and posting it online. Related: Logan Already Announced He Was Taking A Break From Vlogging They have a huge following of teenage girls that'll probably follow Jake to the talk show, but beyond that... this thing is almost certainly going to flop. If YouTube ever even picks it up after the pilot!!! [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 31st, 2018

YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Preferred Program, Puts 'The Thinning' Sequel on Hold - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterYouTube Removes Logan Paul From Preferred Program, Puts 'The Thinning' Sequel on HoldHollywood ReporterThe video platform says it will not feature Paul in the fourth season of YouTube Red original comedy 'Foursome.' YouTube has put its original projects with Logan Paul on hold following widespread criticism over a video he posted Dec. 31 that featured ...Logan Paul's YouTube Channel Axed From Google Preferred Over Suicide VideoDeadlineYouTube Cuts Ties With Logan Paul Over Controversial VideoVarietyYouTube Looking Into 'Further Consequences' for Logan Paul's Disturbing VideoRollingStone.comBuzzFeed News -Tubefilter -ABC News -Fox Newsall 186 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJan 10th, 2018

YouTube suspends ads on Logan Paul's channels after “recent pattern” of behavior in videos - TechCrunch

TechCrunchYouTube suspends ads on Logan Paul's channels after “recent pattern” of behavior in videosTechCrunchMore problems and controversy for Logan Paul, the YouTube star who caused a strong public backlash when he posted a video of a suicide victim in Japan. Google's video platform today announced that it would be pulling advertising temporarily from his ...Youtube Suspends All Ads From Logan Paul's Youtube Channel Due to 'Recent Pattern of Behavior'BillboardYouTube takes further action against Logan Paul, suspends all ads on channelPolygonYouTube Suspends All Ads on Logan Paul's ChannelsVarietyBuzzFeed News -Fox News -The Guardian -Business Insiderall 40 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzFeb 9th, 2018

Conscious Uncoupling & Saying Goodbye

Happy 2016 to all of you. As you might have noticed, the site has not been updated in a little bit. I’m Not Obsessed as at an inflection point where some time if needed. With the way the online entertainment and gossip world has evolved, it’s just very difficult to compete as an independent, family-run […] Happy 2016 to all of you. As you might have noticed, the site has not been updated in a little bit. I’m Not Obsessed as at an inflection point where some time if needed. With the way the online entertainment and gossip world has evolved, it’s just very difficult to compete as an independent, family-run site. From buyouts to new media companies to the old school mags beefing up their presence and even non-gossip sites covering the topic now, the numbers just don’t seem to add up, as much as we tried. The economics simply didn’t work anymore. The site was started back in December, 2005 and it’s been one heck of a run. Because of this site, I was able to stay home with my kids and my husband was able to quit his job in 2008. We launched more sites and more businesses and it’s been a truly wonderful experience. The people that always came to the site appreciated the ‘PG’ rating of the site and the fact that snark and nastiness was not a way of life. To the site’s detriment or benefit, we stuck with that 100% of the way for a decade. While we are not curing cancer, I am proud that the site ran for as long as it did and the way that it did. It look me a little while to post this because I just couldn’t accept that it was over. I loved working on this site and building it into something. We are keeping the site and the company and the name so, who knows, maybe it will be revived someday. I really would like it to be. For now, I have to concentrate on my other ventures and I humbly ask that you take a look and visit, too. This is my life and my family’s livelihood so I always try to put out the best product I can. Please check out the other sites when you get a chance: Babyrazzi.com – Celeb news and pics with a focus on baby and relationships, along with product news, reviews, and more LadyandtheBlog.com – Women’s lifestyle site that hits fashion, beauty, parenting, life, travel, food, and more GuyandtheBlog.com – Bill’s site for men, but interesting for a woman, too, like Lady and the Blog AudreyandVera.com – See what I’m up to, along with my partner, and check out new women’s interest content, find out about live events, product releases, and much more You can also keep up with me and Bill on that lovely social media thing: Twitter Vera’s Twitter @VeraSweeney Bill’s Twitter @DaddySweeney Babyrazzi’s Twitter @Babyrazzi Facebook Lady and the Blog Facebook Guy and the Blog Facebook Babyrazzi Facebook Instagram Vera’s Instagram Bill’s Instagram Pinterest Vera’s Pinterest Bill’s Pinterest YouTube Vera’s YouTube I wish you all many, many thanks for all the support through the years…truly. I also wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2016 and for many years beyond. All the best, Vera.....»»

Category: gossipSource: imnotobsessedJul 17th, 2017