It appears that Logan Paul has not learned his lesson about what is and isn’t inappropriate to film. (Or do, for that matter.) On January 2nd, Paul posted a since-deleted video for his 15 million subscribers featuring close-ups of a suicide victim’s body in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, also known as “Suicide Forest” for its high rate of suicides. The backlash was swift. Logan Paul took some time off from YouTube, but apparently not enough time to learn his lesson.
On Monday, February 5th, Paul uploaded a video that depicts him tasering dead rats. And YouTube is finally taking a stand. Originally, they punished Paul by removing him from Google Preferred, their premier ad service. But on Friday, February 9th, they announced that they’ve temporarily suspended ads on Logan Paul’s channels entirely. Meaning he will no longer make any income from YouTube video views. Which is huge, given that some experts estimate that Paul previously made up to $1.2 million per month from video views alone.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul’s YouTube channels,” YouTube said in a statement. “This is not a decision we made lightly, however, we believe he has exhibited a pattern of behavior in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community.”
Logan Paul is running out of chances.
On Wednesday, February 7th, PETA took note of his crude video and called for YouTube to take action.
Honestly, we’re not surprised that Logan Paul is already back to posting tasteless videos. His apology on Good Morning America after posting the suicide forest video was mediocre at best. But given that Logan Paul is already in seriously hot water, we thought he would be at least a little smarter than this.