Jake Paul, the 21-year-old brother of YouTuber Logan Paul, isn't making excuses for his brother and his controversial videos, taking the video platform's side and admitting that his brother has made mistakes.
"He hasn't done anything that would cause those three strikes".
"It feels like a lot, but I think they [YouTube] know what's best for their platform, and they've treated us wonderful over the years, and I think that my brother needs to get better at determining what he should put in his videos or not when millions of kids are watching", Paul told TMZ.
The company's image has been run ragged by the maniacal vlogger since January's media storm surrounding his disturbing uploads from a trip to Japan, after which he took some weeks out, reflected, apologised, posted an awareness video professing personal growth, then Tasered a dead rat. This is like a code of law. "What you think is tasteless is not necessarily what someone else would think is tasteless", she said. Just because the videos are considered tasteless, however, doesn't mean they warrant Paul's dismissal from YouTube's services, according to Wojcicki. We need to have consistent laws, so that in our policies, so we can apply it consistently to millions of videos, millions of creators.
Wojcicki cited the suspension of all adverts on Paul's channel as an appropriate penalty for his sinister "pattern of behaviour", which feels like an open invitation for him to keep testing YouTube's limits until an atrocity fit for an early-noughties Tom Green vehicle is reached.
Wojcicki denied that popularity played a role in determining who stays and who gets the boot. There are some people who believe the site isn't doing enough to enforce these rules, but according to SusanWojcicki, it's all about even-handed fairness, as she noted "we try our very best to be consistent" with those using YouTube.