YouTube Suspends Ads From Logan Paul Videos After Another Scandal

YouTube has suspended controversial You Tube vlogger Logan Paul soon after he tasered deceased rats in a video posted to his channel

YouTube has suspended controversial You Tube vlogger Logan Paul soon after he tasered deceased rats in a video posted to his channel

Without referencing any specific incident, YouTube confirmed that it had temporarily removed advertisements from Paul's channels. "Keep in mind that if you monetize content that violates our guidelines, you may lose access to monetization features".

As well as that, the site said it did not approve of Paul encouraging young viewers to participate in the Tide Pod Challenge, a risky social media trend which involves people filming themselves eating laundry detergent capsules.

YouTube said this week that Paul's behavior could be "damaging to the broader creator community".

It's possible the suspension is due to a recent video in which Paul finds two dead rats on his balcony and discusses with his friends how to get rid of them. "No rat comes into my house without getting tased", he then says. Earlier in that same vlog, Paul takes a fish out of a pond to give it CPR as a joke.

In his comeback video, Paul boasted about gaining subscribers during his brief time away from the spotlight.

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"It's time to learn from the past as I get better and grow as a human being", he said.

So what has Logan Paul been doing since he returned to YouTube? According to one estimate, Paul earns over $14 million a year from his videos. YouTube cancelled all of Paul's YouTube Red series as a result, and dropped him from the aforementioned Google Preferred program. If you recall, the whole controversy started with Logan Paul making a video in Japan's "suicide forest." Unlike other social networks that bring exposure to young people looking to make a name for themselves, like Facebook and Twitter, YouTube rewards them with financial incentives by sharing ad revenues.

By suspending Paul's ads on his channels, YouTube is effectively giving him the harshest punishment can bring so far.

When YT first announced that it would be cutting business ties with LP, the company promised to change its policy to make YouTube a safe place. "Crucify me, vilify me, an I can promise you one thing, guys - I'm not going anywhere".

As it turns out, Paul still has some learning to do.

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