Following several months of controversy, YouTube personality Logan Paul has announced he’ll no longer be issuing his daily vlogs.
The 23-year-old YouTuber first started his “Daily Vlog” series in 2016, and now boasts 17 million subscribers.
“It’s the end of that word — the daily vlog,” Paul said in his final vlog, which he posted on Sunday. “I have done a lot of vlogs every day in a row. I’m blessed and I’m thankful. But your boy wants to exercise his creativity in a different way.”
While his legions of fans may be mourning the loss of his daily videos, Paul insisted, “It’s a happy day. Honestly, I haven’t been this happy in a while,” adding that he’s becoming too busy due to his other pursuits, including launching a podcast, making music, and training for an upcoming boxing match against fellow YouTube personality KSI.
Paul has been dogged by controversy since posting a video he filmed in Japan’s notorious “suicide forest” that included footage of a dead body hanging from a tree limb. That stunt led YouTube to pull his content from its Google Preferred Program, which effectively cut his advertising revenue in half.
Paul apologized, but then followed that up with a video in which he and some friends sent jolts of electricity through a dead rat with a taser, and then tweeted about eating laundry detergent pods.
As a result, YouTube then temporarily suspended all his ad revenue, issuing a statement citing “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.”
In his exit video (above), Paul noted: “The vlog life has been absolutely incredible. I don’t want to get emotional … I could go on all day to all the incredible things we’ve done. It’s a fan-driven channel …The vlog will never be finished as long as my heart stays thumping on this g**damned planet Earth.”