Well-established YouTube star Casey Neistat, who has nearly 9 million subscribers and sold a company to CNN for $25 million, posted a video to YouTube Friday titled "about Logan Paul", in which he announced that he'd interviewed YouTube's Chief Business Officer, Robert Kyncl, about the future of the platform in the aftermath of Paul's actions.
Since returning to YouTube, Paul has uploaded several disturbing videos including one where he tasered a dead rat. YouTube says that they suspended the advertising because Logan Paul's behavior could be "damaging to the broader creator community".
Paul apologized for the "mistake", and also stepped away from the platform for some time to reportedly do some soul searching.
Paul returned to the video-sharing platform in late January with a suicide prevention video.
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Logan Paul is being penalized by YouTube once again, after having posted another insensitive video to his popular channel. It removed the vlogger's channel from its premium advertising program and put at least two acting projects with him on hold.
- Monetization and Creator Support Privileges: The platform may suspend a channel's ability to serve ads, ability to earn revenue and potentially remove a channel from the YouTube Partner Program, including creator support and access to our YouTube Spaces.
Logan has not spoken out on being dropped as of yet.
In a February 4 video, Paul said he was aware that all of his work from then on was going to get criticism. The video is still up, but now with an NSFW warning, but in its original form was in violation of YouTube's policies. He encouraged his 16 million YouTube subscribers to participate in the deadly Tide Pod Challenge, where it has landed a major number of its participants in hospitals.
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YouTube said the suspension is temporary. He made $12.5 million in 2017, according to an estimate from Forbes.
In a blog post this month, YouTube Chief Executive Officer, Susan Wojcicki, said the site is developing policies that would lead to consequences if a creator does something "egregious that causes significant harm to our community as a whole".
Offensive and immature creators like Paul, and to a lesser extent YouTuber Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg, are now forcing the company to make tough decisions on what types of content and off-site and on-video behaviors it deems unacceptable.
In a way, some could see it as competing YouTubers championing to have someone's livelihood taken away in order to prevent them from competing at their highest level for views.
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