Earlier this year, Logan Paul was faced against a big amount of backlash after posting a video that showed the corpse of a person who had committed suicide in the Aokigahara forest in Japan, better known as the ‘suicide forest’ due to the high amount of people who have taken their own lives there.
Since then, the Youtube sensation issued two apologies for the incident, stating that “my ignorance on the subject is part of the problem” and promising to donate one million dollars to “various suicide organizations.” He even went as far as posting a seven-minute video called “Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow” to address the situation.
However, the media, the internet and most of the people who know about the incident, are having none of it. After the vlogger made his return to the video-sharing platform weeks after apologizing, he has been more under fire than ever for his misbehavior and conduct.
This has gone to the point where Youtube has been forced to suspend the ads on his channels due to his “recent pattern of behavior,” stopping an income stream that is estimated to be worth more than one million dollars a month.
In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behavior, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels.
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) February 9, 2018
According to a statement given to The Verge, “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,” a Youtube spokesperson revealed. “The platform says his infractions include trying to monetize a video that violates the company’s advertiser-friendly guidelines, encouraging his followers to do the Tide Pod challenge, and, in one recent video, taking a fish out of his pond to jokingly give it CPR and then tasering a dead rat.”
It is unknown how much time this punishment will last, and if the website will continue to penalize the vlogger furthermore, however, stopping his income seems like a step in the right direction.