Logan Paul’s ability to earn ad revenue from YouTube has been reinstated after an 18-day suspension, according to multiple reports.
Following his posting of controversial videos, including footage of a human corpse hanging in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, firing a taser gun at a dead rat, and encouraging users to eat Tide Pods, YouTube suspended ads from the popular vlogger on Feb. 9, calling him “unsuitable for advertisers.”
But he’s suitable for monetization once again, YouTube confirmed to Mashable.
Despite the reinstatement of ads, Paul isn’t completely back in the streaming giant’s good graces. While Paul and his team have a better understanding of YouTube’s guidelines, he’s currently on probation for 90 days, and his channel hasn’t been restored to Google Preferred premium ads and will not appear on the site’s Trending tab.
Paul’s “suicide forest” video in January earned him one strike against his channel; a second would ban him from releasing new content for two weeks, and racking up a third within a three-month period would terminate his channel completely.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul’s YouTube channels,” a YouTube spokesperson told TheWrap at the time of Paul’s suspension. “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.”
“As a society, as human beings, we just have to be more compassionate,” said Paul at the time. “And that includes me, too. That’s something I’m learning along this journey.”