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.”
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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.
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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.”
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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.”