“In mild of current occasions, we now have determined to take away Logan Paul’s channels from Google Most popular,” a YouTube spokesman stated in an emailed assertion on Wednesday.
Google Most popular is a premium advert program that runs on the highest 5 % of channels on YouTube. Entry to that most popular program is profitable for creators, though Paul will nonetheless be capable of monetize his content material on YouTube with out it.
There’s extra: Paul was imagined to star within the YouTube unique film “The Thinning: New World Order,” slated to return out later this yr. However Paul’s unique tasks with YouTube Purple at the moment are “on maintain,” and Paul will not star within the subsequent collection of the YouTube Pink comedy “Foursome.”
When you adopted the saga of PewDiePie final yr, this punishment may sound acquainted: it is fairly just like how YouTube dealt with the fallout from a Wall Road Journal report that highlighted the YouTube celebrity’s Nazi jokes. However the response to the 2 conditions, no less than amongst YouTube’s group of creators, has been very totally different. In PewDiePie’s case, the choice triggered outrage amongst many creators who felt the platform had acted too shortly and harshly. Within the week since Paul’s video was uploaded, nevertheless, creators have felt that YouTube’s response was not almost harsh or fast sufficient.
YouTube beforehand launched a pair of statements about Paul’s video. The primary outlined YouTube’s coverage on graphic content material, and famous that the platform companions with security teams like theNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It wasn’t within the on-the-document assertion, however YouTube has since confirmed that it additionally issued a “strike” towards Paul’s channel for violating its group tips.
Paul eliminated the video from his channel himself, apologized, and put his every day vlogging schedule on pause.
YouTube’s second assertion, launched Tuesday, was the primary from the platform that absolutely condemned the content material in Paul’s video. That assertion was tweeted from YouTube’s major account, and was addressed on to their group. YouTube promised to think about “additional penalties” for Paul.
These penalties, as they did for PewDiePie, quantity YouTube deciding to disavow one in every of its largest stars. However that does not imply Paul’s profession on the platform is over. He has 15 million subscribers and a devoted younger fan base who will nonetheless watch his movies and purchase his merchandise. And based on Socialblade, Paul has gained tens of hundreds of subscribers each day since this controversy started.