After outcry, YouTube star stops posting


After outcry, YouTube star stops posting

NEW YORK

YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from posting videos after an outcry when he uploaded images of what appeared to be the body of someone who committed suicide in a Japanese forest.

Paul took to Twitter on Wednesday to say he was suspending his video blog “for now.” A petition on Change.org that demands his YouTube channel be deleted had been signed by more than 125,000 people by Thursday morning.

Paul created a furor when he posted a video of him in a forest near Mount Fuji showing what seemed to be a body hanging from a tree. YouTube said the controversial images violated their policies.

The video was viewed some 6 million times before being removed from Paul’s YouTube channel, a verified account with more than 15 million subscribers.

Met Museum to start charging $25 fee

NEW YORK

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is partially abandoning its “pay-what-you-wish” admissions policy that has made it an egalitarian destination for generations of art lovers.

Starting March 1, the museum will charge a mandatory $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don’t live in New York state, the Met’s president and CEO, Daniel Weiss, announced Thursday. Admission will still be pay-what-you-wish for New Yorkers.

He said the extra money – an estimated $6 million to $11 million per year – will help bring long-term fiscal stability to the institution. The Met, which has a $305 million operating budget, registered a shortfall of about $10 million in its most recently completed fiscal year.

CBS News fires official for ‘inappropriate’ acts

NEW YORK

CBS News has fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris, for “inappropriate behavior,” the latest in a string of powerful men to lose a job over purported misconduct.

Six weeks ago, CBS News dropped Charlie Rose after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances. He had been on its morning show, “CBS This Morning,” and was a “60 Minutes” contributor.

At the time, CBS News President David Rhodes told employees that there was “absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace.”

In a statement sent to The Associated Press on Thursday, CBS News said, “In the last two weeks, accounts of inappropriate behavior by Steve Chaggaris were brought to our attention and were immediately investigated. As a result, CBS News has severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.” Chaggaris was fired Wednesday.

Associated Press

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