Paul then chose to change his tune to help people and set out on a suicide awareness campaign with serious videos, but now YouTube has completely pulled advertising from his channel after he posted videos about Tide Pods and using a Taser on dead rats.
In response to Logan Paul's recent pattern of behavior, we've temporarily suspended ads on his channels.
It's been a little over a month since infamous YouTube celebrity Logan Paul walked into Japan's Aokigahara Forest and filmed the body of a recently deceased person who was the victim of suicide.
YouTube in its statement today says the company isn't "telling you what to create", but that if videos do not comply with its guidelines, a content producer like Paul should "opt out of monetization for any videos that are not advertiser friendly while you remain in the YouTube Partner Program". Paul has yet to make a statement in regard to the suspension and it's not clear how long the suspension will be for.
According to YouTube, his behavior could be "damaging to the broader creator community".
He promised to be "more knowledgeable, more compassionate" in his future videos, a pledge that completely went out the window this week when he uploaded footage of himself repeatedly tasering a dead rat in his Los Angeles home.
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However he was soon back to his old tricks, posting a tweet mocking the unsafe Tide Pod challenge and saying he would swallow one tide laundry detergent pod per retweet. Paul pushed his new merchandise heavily in one of his recent videos, saying that he was trying to make up for the loss of advertising dollars.
Before returning to daily vlogs, Paul posted a video, a serious one, called "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow". Many denouncing Paul for the video and others defending Paul.
It's not just that Paul is attempting to monetize these unsavory posts, but that his actions are drawing scrutiny of YouTube's entire creator community. There has been suggestions that YouTube has been more lenient on Paul than perhaps he deserves, with some instead calling for a full and permanent ban for the YouTube Rewind-starring vlogger rather than simply a temporary restriction on ad revenue.
Google Preferred is reserved for the top channels on YouTube, and is more expensive for advertisers. "No matter how much hate or comments from random strangers I've never even seen or heard of in my life - "Logan, you're trash, you're garbage, rot in hell, die, hang yourself" - it's noise to me".
Paul posted a video on February 4 in which he bragged about earning "a million subscribers" during his "three-week break".