YouTube has temporarily suspended ads on Logan Paul’s video channels, citing a “recent pattern” of disturbing behavior displayed in his videos.
According to NPR, the news comes days after Paul, 22, posted a video of himself using a Taser on two dead rats, attempting to give CPR to a live koi fish, and tweeting that he would do the Tide Pod Challenge for retweets. The video in question was viewed more than eight million times.
“No rat comes into my house without getting Tased,” the vlogger can be heard yelling before firing the Taser at two rats on his patio.
In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behavior, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels.
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) February 9, 2018
“This is not a decision we made lightly,” a YouTube spokeswoman told NPR Friday. “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.”
Though YouTube has never revealed how much Paul makes from the website, Socialblade, a YouTube analytics site, estimates that the vlogger earns up to $1.2 million a month in ad revenue.
Logan and his brother, Jake, are no strangers to controversy. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Logan Paul took a hiatus from Youtube in January after he filmed a hanging body in Japan’s “suicide forest.” The video, titled “We found a body in the Japanese suicide forest,” reportedly garnered more than six million views before it was taken down.
Neither Paul nor his representatives have commented on YouTube’s recent decision.
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