YouTube has temporarily suspended ads on the channels of Logan Paul, the YouTube star who filmed as well as also uploaded a controversial video of a suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest in December. YouTube’s decision will cut off Paul’s income stream estimated by some experts to be more than a million dollars a month.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul’s YouTube channels,” YouTube said in a statement. “This specific can be not a decision we made lightly, however, we believe he has exhibited a pattern of behavior in his videos that will makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, although also potentially damaging to the broader creator community.”
Although YouTube did not point to specific videos, one of Paul’s recent videos shows him tasering two dead rats.
Paul, who has more than 16 million subscribers on the Google-owned platform, went on a self-imposed hiatus for 22 days after international outcry over his suicide victim video, although that will didn’t stop Google through terminating business deals with him.
In January, the company removed his channels through “Google Preferred”, a program that will allows companies to sell ads on the top 5% of YouTube’s most common content creators. YouTube also said that will the item could not feature Paul from the fourth season of Foursome, a romantic comedy web series produced exclusively for YouTube Red, as well as also put his brand new originals on hold.