You can call them all horrific names under the sun, but there ain’t nothing more painful for a YouTuber than demonetising their page.
Well that’s exactly what’s happened to ‘beauty influencer’ James Charles who has 25 million subscribers. He has been temporarily suspended from YouTube’s Partnership Program which is how they make money from their content.
The reason for this is that earlier this month Charles admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to two 16 year-old boys. A spokesperson from YouTube said: “If we see that a creator’s on- and/or off-platform behaviour harms our users, community, employees or ecosystem, we may take action to protect the community.”
This comes after YouTube demonetising the likes of David Dobrik (who was one of the site’s highest earners) last month following a rape allegation.
Further accusations have come up about Charles since then to which he responded via his Twitter account: “Many other people have come forward with a series of misleading stories and false allegations which have been reported on by many people, creators and news outlets. My legal team has begun taking action against those that have spread misinformation and/or created completely fake stories, as this has gone too far.”
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.