As it turns out, bouncing back from a Suicide Forest scandal isn't a super easy thing to do.
YouTube, in response to Logan Paul's "recent pattern of behavior," has now temporarily suspended ads from the Suicide Forest vlogger's channel.
Though a specific reason wasn’t given, the suspension comes shortly after PETA took issue with Paul's videographed act of deceased rodent tasering. Lisa Lange, PETA's Senior VP, called the footage "repulsive" and said its existence showed that Paul has not learned from his Suicide Forest misstep. "This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitize young people to cruelty to animals, so PETA is calling on the platform to remove it," Lange said Thursday.
In a statement to the Guardian Friday, a YouTube rep explained that Paul's behavior is "potentially damaging" to the platform's entire community of creators. "This is not a decision we made lightly, however, 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," the spokesperson said.
Surprisingly or not surprisingly, depending on who you ask, this latest slice of fuckery comes after Paul's apology tour stop at Good Morning America last week. During the interview, Paul spoke about how "tough" it's been recently because "ironically, I'm being told to commit suicide myself." Paul also described himself as a "good guy who made a bad decision" and promised to think as many as "three times" before posting videos in the future.
Maybe shoot for four next time?