YouTube has temporarily suspended advertisements on controversial American video blogger Logan Paul’s popular channel due to his “recent pattern of behaviour,” the website said Friday.
The 22-year-old drew intense criticism after posting a video Dec. 31 of a body hanging from a tree in a known suicide spot near Japan’s Mount Fuji.
YouTube said in January the video violated its community guidelines. It removed the vlogger’s channel from its premium advertising program and put at least two acting projects with him on hold.
Paul briefly stepped away from making daily posts and returned Jan. 24 with an anti-suicide video in which he said he was humbled by the criticism and promised to be more compassionate and to “start a new chapter” in his life.
Since then, he’s posted a video where he bragged about earning a million subscribers during his break, and another where he Tasers a dead rat and pulls a live fish from the water to “do CPR”. He also posted on Twitter that he would swallow one Tide pod for every retweet.
Paul’s channel, Logan Paul Vlogs, has more than 16 million subscribers.
In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behavior, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels.