PETA Slams Youtuber Logan Paul For Using Taser On Dead Rats

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Paul faced an worldwide backlash last month after he posted footage of himself with a suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara "suicide forest".

"After careful consideration, we have chose to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul's YouTube channels", the video streaming site said.

The 22-year-old, however, recently caused further controversy when he released a video which showed him tasering a dead rat, leading PETA to condemn him on Twitter. He is represented by CAA and affiliated with Studio71. Let us just remind you that this video was posted just weeks after he became the most hated person on the Internet for filming the dead body of a man who had committed suicide in a Japanese forest. After a three-week self-imposed hiatus, Paul returned with a lavishly made video on suicide awareness, claiming he wanted to be part of the "solution".

YouTube insists that it's not censoring creators or dictating the nature of the content they produce - but at the same time, it says, advertising partners have the right to not have their spots run against objectionable content. YouTube pointed out that creators can opt out of monetizing videos that don't comply with its advertiser-friendly guidelines. A YouTube representative told Polygon it wasn't a decision the company made lightly, but YouTube believes his entire channel is unsuitable for advertisers.

YouTube has already suspended projects on which its subscription service, YouTube Red, was working with Paul, and removed him from its Google Preferred programme, which means advertisers find it harder to connect with him.

PETA Senior Vice President, Lisa Lange, said: "How many chances does Logan Paul get?" His main channel now has more than 16.6 million subscribers, up almost 1 million since the start of 2018.

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