Why YouTube Need To Ban Logan Paul

January – Logan Paul films a suicide victim in a Suicide Forest in Japan.

February – Logan Paul tasers two dead rats on his balcony at home. Takes a fish out of his pond so it can’t breath and ‘tries’ to give it CPR (wrongly).

March – …Let’s wait and see, shall we?

Logan Paul has just been handed further punishment by YouTube as they’ve decided to suspend AD’s from playing on his videos. A spokeswoman for YouTube said “This is not a decision we made lightly, however, we believe he has exhibited a pattern of behaviour in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community.”

Now, you’d think seeing a suicide victim would be enough for anyone to put down the camera and find help, but instead he decide to film and laugh at the situation and even title the video with the words ‘dead body’. In an interview with Good Morning America, he said he was a “good guy who made a bad decision” and in an apology video he said how sorry he was if it caused offense and wanted a second chance. One month later after his hiatus, he’s back at it again.

So has Logan Paul learned his lesson? I think not.

In case you missed it, after the suicide video controversy,  Logan Paul made a comeback video of him stranded on a deserted island yelling “what other YouTuber do you know that can take a three-week break and still gain a million subscribers?” Now if this doesn’t tell you that he hasn’t changed, I don’t know what will.

He cinematised his return like he had been gone for months and we were all eagerly awaiting his return. A lot of his vlogs after spoke of how HE has been affected like “YouTube cutting my [Logan’s] AD Sense in half.”. Logan, I’ve made £10 in just under a year of AD Sense – do you see me complaining? You took a break because of the controversy. Mental health and suicide are no joke – just a reminder.

He said he didn’t get to vlog his brother’s 21st yet that was his choice. YouTube didn’t ban him. They should have, but they didn’t and he’s still complaining. He said ‘he won’t let haters get him down so long as he is improving as a person that’s all that matters’, which is great, but actions speak louder than words.

So let’s fast forward to now and Logan Paul vlogs him tasering a two rats who are DEAD. Human or not I don’t want to see anything/anyone who has died, especially if you’re tasering it which you shouldn’t even be doing in the first place. Oh then he took a fish out from his pond and ‘tried’ to perform CPR on the living fish who couldn’t breath. Yes they were already dead but dispose of the dead animal appropriately…ya know maybe put down the camera and stop filming a dead body for a second or at least don’t taser the poor thing *has Déjà vu* 

PETA US Senior Vice President Lisa Lange told UNILAD:

“How many chances does Logan Paul get? PETA finds it repulsive that this ‘internet personality’ with millions of impressionable young followers has not learned the lesson that there is sadness, not humour, in the death of others.

This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitise young people to cruelty to animals, so PETA is calling on the platform to remove it.”

Although YouTube are suspending AD’s as of now, is it going to sink in with him? No. He’s clearly a bad influence for children who’s target audience are young teenagers and adults. Does a man who suggests swallowing tide pods, filming dead animals and a suicide victim deserve any more chances? I think not. He made his return on February 4th and it’s now February 9th – keep that in mind.

FYI – The’ Tide Pod challenge’ is where people bite into the washing pods and film themselves, later uploading it to social media. Some end up in hospital. Yes you read that sentence right and I can’t believe either. How about the ‘read a book challenge’ or the ‘lets stop making stupid challenges’ challenge?

He tweeted this but later deleted it. You CANNOT seriously tell me he’s changed. He has an army of 12-year-olds defending his actions when they’re trying to grow and learn themselves. It amazes me how many challenges have been created these past few years most of them dangerous or just plain stupid and Logan Paul is not helping. Donating $1m to mental health charities is great and I’m sure it will help but I’m not convinced he has changed for the better.

The fact that it took YouTube until NOW to suspend AD’s at the very least is concerning. Clearly a filming a suicide victim and mocking mental health wasn’t enough. So this is why I think YouTube should ban Logan Paul. He’s had plenty of chances. Enough is enough.

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13 Comments

  1. February 18, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    This is such an important, well written post. I completely agree, he’s a disagree to the community and doesn’t deserve to be involved with it, Youtube should take more important steps before he reoffends again X

    • February 18, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks, Mollie! So many other better YouTubers out there making a change getting punished yet Logan Paul is praised after all he has done – baffling really!

  2. Charlie Nailed It
    February 18, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    So much controversy on this lately, I’m so done with him. I didn’t even know who he was until the first thing happened, and everyone giving him the attention is probably what he wants really.. can’t believe he’s not been banned by YouTube! It’s partly their fault too he’s still at his old ways

    • February 19, 2018 / 6:43 am

      Agreed. They won’t take action I bet you. Such a shame 🙁

  3. February 18, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I completely agree with everything you said in this post! He’s done far to much to be forgiven now and been given far too many chances

    • February 18, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Definitely and now YT have said he hasn’t done enough to be banned 🙁

      • February 18, 2018 / 8:59 pm

        Of course they have he bring them money and attention

  4. February 11, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I can buy into the idea that his running into the body was part of a mistake – he may not have believed he would actually see one (although I’m not saying that’s the case, I’m buying into the idea that it COULD BE the case). That being said, the second that it happened it moved from being a mistake to a conscious choice. He edited that video and CHOSE to continue, he gave it a title capitalizing on that person’s death, he clicked publish and CHOSE to make that video live… the ‘mistake’ excuse died after the first action.
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

    • February 11, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Agreed. I can see he maybe didn’t mean to come across a body first time round but as you said, he conciously decided to edit and upload the videos! I hope YouTube take action as there are so many young, impressionable people who watch him.

  5. February 11, 2018 / 12:57 am

    I think the whole Logan Paul situation is a mess, I hate that YouTube won’t remove his account. He is so immature and has no compassion in his body. I also think he is a terrible influence for young people, he is showing that it’s fine to not be compassionate towards the dead. He’s showing that it’s absolutely fine to be a disrespectful knobhead to different cultures and if people respond negatively towards your shitty actions they’re just haters. The fact no permanent action is being taken just means his “I’m untouchable” ego is gonna get bigger and it’s only going to continue to escalate.

    • February 11, 2018 / 1:00 am

      Wow, that’s very well put! Could not agree more his ego will continue to grow if YT do nothing

  6. February 9, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    The controversy surrounding him right now is crazy. You just don’t know what he’s going to next and he loves the attention even if most of it is all bad. Bad publicity is still publicity and he’s gaining from it.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

    • February 9, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Totally agree and that’s the annoying part. Making millions (£) when people work much harder than him. Nurses, teachers, journalist, office staff, firemen/women, police, etc…and they get NOTHING compared to him 🙁

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