Logan Paul suspended by YouTube after tasering dead rats

by Edgar Hayes February 10, 2018, 2:05
Logan Paul suspended by YouTube after tasering dead rats

In December, Paul sparked a firestorm after posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara forest - a place that attracts many people who take their lives.

The video was fiercely derided online and by fellow YouTube personalities, and eventually led YouTube to kick Paul's channel out of its premium video network, Google Preferred, which is created to only offer higher-quality videos for brands to run ads.

It's obvious that brands do not want to be associated with Logan Paul.

The disturbing rat video shows Paul deciding what to do about the bodies of two dead rodents on the balcony of his home.

In response to Paul's recent activity on social media, YouTube has suspended him from the Google Preferred platform, which provides advertisers simple access to the most popular 5 percent of YouTubers.

He had also deliberately tried to monetise the video that violated YouTube's advertiser-friendly guidelines, they said.

He continued the filming regardless, edited the video and posted it to YouTube and is now suffering the consequences.

It is not known how much the decision to suspend the adverts will cost Paul.

In one of his recent videos, Paul encouraged people to do the Tide Pod challenge despite the obvious health risks. Most notably, the YouTuber caused worldwide controversy when he filmed a suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara forest at the beginning of the year. "What other YouTuber can take a three-week break and still get a million subscribers?" he said.

YouTube has finally had enough of Logan Paul's behavior, and has announced that it has removed ads from all of the YouTube star's channels.

He added: "I know for a fact everything I do from this point on will get criticism, it will get backlash, because I'm a very polarising dude". So internet, please, use me, bro.

Paul made numerous apologies and said he was "taking time to reflect". "And I can, will and am going to learn from it and be a better person". Paul also took fish out of a pond to give them CPR.

YouTube further elaborated in a statement.

Removing the ads hits Paul in the wallet, but the age gate also cuts into his viewership.


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