Logan Paul loses his YouTube ads after he shocks rodent with Taser

LOS ANGELES — Logan Paul, 2018′s new vital problem for YouTube, has gotten into some-more prohibited H2O with a Google-owned video network. 

The emanate this time — a rodent and a Tide Pods challenge.

YouTube pronounced it would “temporarily” postpone ads on his renouned YouTube channel after Paul — one of a top-earning creators on a network — repelled a rodent in a new video with a Taser. Also Paul on Twitter, in a since-deleted tweet, suggested he’d eat a Tide Pod for each retweet from his 4.2 million supporters — an attempted fun directed during a dangerous, Internet-fueled teen trend of swallowing a colorful antiseptic packets for views. 

In new weeks, such antic videos have emerged on YouTube, and a use has been struggling to take them down as shortly as they are flagged. U.S. poison centers in Jan reported 142 incidents from people holding a “Tide Pod Challenge.”

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Paul, who warranted an estimated $12.5 million final year, according to Forbes, has been in a crosshairs of YouTube this year, yet it’s frequency dented his recognition among his mostly teen and child fan base.

On New Year’s Eve, Paul posted a video of a outing to a timberland in Japan famous for suicides, in that he filmed an apparent self-murder plant and his possess dubious reaction. YouTube responded to a open backlash by holding Paul out of a elite program, that gives aloft ad revenues to video creators with vast followings, and canceled skeleton to make a film with Paul for a reward YouTube Red service.

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Paul posted an reparation video (“So sorry.”) that reeled in 50 million views though also a second turn of defamation by those who wondered if he was simply capitalizing on his mistake. Then, after taking a three-week break, he attempted to uncover supporters he had incited over a new leaf, posting a lengthier video on self-murder impediment that was noticed some-more 27 million times. He seemed on Good Morning America. 

Along with offered “merchandise” and other deals, YouTube is where Paul creates money. His channel has 16 million subscribers and over 3 billion views for his videos. Unlike other amicable networks that move bearing to immature people looking to make a name for themselves, like Facebook and Twitter, YouTube rewards them with financial incentives by pity ad revenues.

Anyone can be a YouTube star if they can lift in viewers. The many successful ones do it by being provocative, an inducement to constantly adult a ante. 

YouTube is full of antic videos of people pulling out chairs behind gullible souls, fluttering feign snakes during them, putting uncanny things into doughnuts and examination gullible folks eat them. In a new video blog, Paul shows himself handling a Taser on what he says is a passed rodent to make certain it’s dead. The video is age-restricted, that means younger YouTube users can’t watch it. 

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Beyond a Japan self-murder video, Paul also ran opposite Tokyo’s famed Shibuya Crossing throwing pillows during cars, crushed a Game Boy in a store and threw Poke balls during people. These videos drew in a total 60 million views. 

A petition on Change.Org is job for YouTube to undo a Logan Paul channel. So far, over 500,000 people have sealed up.

YouTube wouldn’t criticism on deletion his channel, though YouTube terms of use contend that if a channel gets three strikes it will take some-more action. 

Logan Paul’s member did not immediately lapse a ask for comment.


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