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
A little over a week ago, one of the
Since then, he has received major criticism (as he should) for his video by a number of Youtubers and celebrities. He issued one piss poor twitter note "apology" with excuses and not one mention of the victim. A day later, he posted another "apology" because the first one didn't quite cut it for a majority of the public. During all of this, Youtube has been silent-- until now. It's also important to note that the video was trending on Youtube for over 24 hours until it was finally removed.
Do you think taking over a week to address an obviously disturbing video that violates