After what seems like an entire lifetime’s worth of backlash, Logan Paul is back on his YouTube channel and, well, it seems as though nothing has really changed.
In January, the 22-year-old YouTube star uploaded a video depicting his journey to Japan and, unfortunately, he felt it appropriate to show all of it. As Dearly previously reported, Paul went into the Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mount Fuji, which has been informally named the “suicide forest” due to how many Japanese people tragically end their lives there.
After its posting, the video received an enormous amount of backlash — not only were parents calling for YouTube to punish Paul, but YouTube also eventually listened and temporarily suspended his account. Paul subsequently released two apologies, but it was his next vlog that had some people believing he really might have changed.LoganPaul/Instagram
The video followed Paul’s journey to understand the vast effects of suicide on people and families all around the world. However, as Dearly noted, it left some people thinking it was just a PR ploy.
Now, after Paul’s latest video, the vlogger has caused even more outrage, and YouTube has already responded.
In a now-deleted tweet, Paul suggested he would eat a Tide Pod for every retweet his tweet received. In addition, his last video portrayed Paul cruelly tasering two dead rats. His Tide Pod tweet came after U.S. poison centers reported 142 Tide-Pod-related incidents, according to USA Today.
In the same video with the dead rats, Paul also tried to give CPR to a living koi fish.
In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behavior, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels.
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) February 9, 2018
A YouTube spokesperson told NPR:
“This is not a decision we made lightly. 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.”
But people are wondering what line Paul will have to cross in order for YouTube to kick him off the platform:
What will it take for YouTube to kick off Logan Paul?
— Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) February 10, 2018
oh cool logan paul is going to become youtube’s first viral serial killer
— John DeVore (@JohnDeVore) February 10, 2018
Like and RT to get Logan Paul off the Internet. RT and spread the message. We can do it guys. We can beat Logan Paul. pic.twitter.com/EU0iLnTop2
— hate team10? follow me (@hamiidilo) February 10, 2018
Does everyone deserve a 3rd chance @LoganPaul ?
— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) February 10, 2018
With more than 16.5 million subscribers, most of whom are young internet users, it’s no secret Paul not only influences America’s youth, but he’s also a sort of role model whether he likes it or not. Despite Paul’s repeated assertions that he’s young and makes mistakes, it’s clear YouTube is finally responding to his mistakes as the dangerous threats parents view them to be.