洛根保罗的争论突显了网络名人在 YouTube 时代的粗心
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在2017年的最后一天, YouTube 明星洛根保罗 张贴视频 青木原的尸体, 更俗称日本的 "自杀森林"。网跟随保罗和他的朋友, 因为他们遇到了一个人的身体, 像数以百计的人一样, 在受欢迎的旅游目的地自己的生活。在保罗对自杀的严重性的评论中, 摄像机放大了身体的各个部位, 而保罗偶尔会说笑话或大笑。"我认为这肯定标志着 YouTube 历史上的一个时刻," 保罗在最初的视频中说, 这是一个事实, 尽管可能不是他想象中的那样。
对视频的强烈反响是迅速的, 与媒体的渠道, celebrities, and other YouTubers fiercely criticizing the decision to upload the video. Paul has since taken down the vlog, and issued an apology statement and video in response to the criticism.
“The goal with my content is always to entertain, to push the boundaries, to be all inclusive,” Paul says in the video, where he claims he “didn’t do it for views,” but rather wanted to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention.
对于那些不熟悉他的作品的人来说, Paul 是一个受欢迎的优, 有超过1500万订户, 他们首先在现在已经失效的平台藤蔓上获得广泛的知名度。他的早期职位是相当驯服的懒: 物理喜剧像滑倒在香蕉皮滑, twerking 在太空服, 或脱落跑步机。他从他的人气和特技到品牌促销, 服装线, 音乐, 和表演演出, 在节目中着陆像 法律和秩序: 特别受害者股 和电影, 如 的细化 和 我们之间的空间.
不同于好莱坞的名人, 他们通常有公关公司, 以帮助他们与公众沟通, 或记者, 谁 (理想) 有既定的编辑和道德准则, 许多 youtube 的吸引力在于他们认为真实性和即兴反应。当你的品牌是建立在边界推动的特技和快速 (甚至每天) 生产周期很少监督, 很容易为好的判断下降半途而废。
在他的 Twitter 道歉中, 洛根保罗指出 "我每天都做这事。在过去的460天里, 我每一天都做了15分钟的电视秀。人们可能明白, 在没有充分权衡可能的后果的情况下, 很容易被抓住。
Paul is not the first YouTuber to learn that a massive following comes with social responsibilities, nor will he be the last. The controversy has renewed questions about YouTube’s role in addressing the abusive and inappropriate content that often proliferates on its platform, and particularly how it responds when its most famous stars violate its stated standards.
YouTube’s biggest star, PewDiePie (who has since published his own video criticizing Paul’s decision to vlog a dead body), gained notoriety over the last several years for using racist slurs in his videos, paying two Indian men to hold up a sign that read “death to all Jews,” and making various off-hand Nazi jokes, though none of these offenses managed to dislodge him from the platform. Although Disney cut ties with the content creator and YouTube canned his original series, PewDiePie’s YouTube audience is still nearly 59 million subscribers strong.
Despite numerous calls on Twitter for YouTube to ban Paul for posting the inflammatory content, this outcome seems unlikely. According to fellow YouTuber Philip DeFranco, YouTube has since issued a lukewarm statement about its general policies on “sensational” and “disrespectful” content, and emphasized its partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
I just received an official statement from a contact at @Youtube regarding the outrage and controversy around Logan Paul’s (now self-removed) “We found a dead body” top trending Youtube video.
I’ll save my personal comment for later. Just wanted to pass this along. pic.twitter.com/JNTQDMVvT4
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) January 2, 2018
如 DeFranco points out, however, “His core audience doesn’t give a fuuuuuuck. Unless youtube does something, this doesn’t hurt him.”