Logan Paul’s Ad Suspension Lifted by YouTube After 18 Measly Days
Logan Paul is officially back to making money off of ads on his YouTube channel.
After posting a series of offensive videos, including one that showed the dead body of a suicide victim and one that showed Logan tasing a dead rat, on February 8th, YouTube suspended ads on his channel, and put him on a probation period. YouTube had also removed Logan from its Google Preferred Ads program, which is the premium ad platform that only top creators get to enjoy.
So here we are, 18 days later — two and a half weeks — and ads are back on Logan’s channel. According to BuzzFeed, Logan and his team came to an agreement with YouTube, in which Logan was able to have ads back on his channel under the condition that he adheres to YouTube’s rules for content creators moving forward. Although ads are now running on his channel again, Logan is still no longer a part of the Google Preferred Ads program, and is still on probation.
Many people took to social media to share their frustration with the news that Logan is already making money on the platform again, with one tweeting, “No, don’t give him ads, don’t let him have a channel. The guy is not funny and is toxic as hell.” Another wrote,”@YouTube Thank you so much for forgiving a man who recorded and shared a video of a dead human being to children and. I hope you know my 7 year old sister saw that video. She’s still sleeping in my parents room.”
No, don't give him ads, don't let him have a channel. The guy is not funny and is toxic as hell.
— Sean Ropp (@Sean_Ropp) February 26, 2018
@YouTube Thank you so much for forgiving a man in deservingly who recorded and shared a video of a dead human being to children and. I hope you know my 7 year old sister saw that video. She's still sleeping in my parents room.
— plant.pot_lester (@xxPricklesxx) February 27, 2018
As for how Logan will have to handle his videos moving forward, his probation period is set for 90 days, and basically means that his videos are not eligible to appear in the “Trending” category on YouTube. His content has also been removed from the front page, will not be recommended to non-subscribers and a number of YouTube Red projects he was a part of have also been put on hold.
Despite all the backlash and all the outrage against Logan Paul’s offensive videos, YouTube’s CEO says he doesn’t deserve to be completely pulled from the platform entirely because “He hasn’t done anything that would cause those three strikes… We can’t just be pulling people off our platform. They need to violate a policy. We need to have consistent [rules].”
Well, let’s all hope that Logan has finally, actually learned his lesson when it comes to posting offensive and crass clickbait content. And if he hasn’t learned anything, let’s just hope the incentive to keep making money is enough to stop him from posting such material.