All animals have the ability to suffer and feel pain in the same way that human beings do. 💔 Destroying and mocking the bodies of dead animals for shocking video content is never OK. Just imagine a person shooting a Taser at a deceased dog or cat. All animals deserve respect.
“How many chances does Logan Paul get?” PETA said in a statement. “PETA finds it repulsive that this ‘internet personality’ with millions of impressionable young followers has not learned the lesson that there is sadness, not humor, in the death of others. This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitize young people to cruelty to animals, so PETA is calling on the platform to remove it.”
At 12:00 am PST today, YouTube announced that it has suspended all ads on Paul’s channel.
In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behavior, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels.
“This is not a decision we made lightly,” a YouTube rep told The Washington Post. “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.”
YouTube says that this pattern of behaviors, including encouraging his followers to do the Tide Pod challenge in a now-deleted tweet and the infractions in the Vlog mentioned above, violated the “advertiser-friendly” guidelines when he attempted to monetize the video, according to The Verge.
Such a move by YouTube will surely take a hit on Paul’s bottom line, who made up to $1.2 million a month according to Social Blade before getting taken off YouTube’s preferred advertisers list. After that, it was estimated that his earnings has gone down to $700,000 a month at max.
Now that money will be gone; here’s to hoping Paul will soon follow suit.