YouTube has again suspended advertising on Logan Paul’s channel following another controversial video.

Paul, who became embroiled in international controversy last month for a video filmed in Japan’s so-called “suicide forest,” drew outcry again this week for tweeting about eating Tide Pods and posting a video where he uses a stun gun on dead rats and takes a fish out of a koi pond and puts it on the ground.

The new video Paul and a pair of friends encounter two dead rats on a patio and briefly discuss how to dispose of the carcasses. He reaches into his waistband, removes a Taser, declares, “No rat comes into my house without getting tased!” and begins jolting the lifeless creature.

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As the group discard the bodies in the trash, Paul electrifies the rodents again.

YouTube was not amused. It temporarily suspended advertising on the channel, deeming the content — and a joking reference to taking the “Tide Pod Challenge” — as unsuitable for brands. Paul’s channel currently has 16.6 million subscribers.

“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,” YouTube said in a statement.


This marks the second time YouTube has taken what amounts to economic sanctions against Paul. It temporarily suspended ads on the channel after the 22-year-old vlogger posted video from a trip to Japan in which he encountered a suicide victim. He was widely criticized for exploiting a tragedy for clicks — and ultimately apologized.

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