YouTube has stopped running advertisements on James Charles ’ channel after the writer was once accused of sending sexual messages to minors. Charles apologized on April 1st and stated the accusations. YouTube now says that Charles has violated its “creator responsibility coverage,” leading to the temporary demonetization of his channel. Insider first suggested the motion and YouTube established the record with The Verge. The Corporate didn ’t explain how lengthy Charles ’ channel could be demonetized.
The coverage is largely a catchall that YouTube uses to crack down on creators while their behavior ends up in fashionable negative attention, although they haven ’t explicitly violated YouTube ’s rules. Charles is certainly one of YouTube ’s biggest creators with 25.5 million subscribers, striking him simply above Eminem and Katy Perry. His behaviors cast a negative light on a platform that ’s already been preventing problems with child safety, leading to the temporary suspension of advertising.
Charles addresses of the allegations towards him in his apology video and says these other people had claimed they had been 18 or over. “As an adult it is my activity and my responsibility to verify who I ’m chatting with, and therefore there is nobody in charge for this rather then myself,” he says on this video.
YouTube has previously applied this rule to David Dobrik after a former member of his Vlog Squad was accused of rape, as well as Shane Dawson who revealed racist, anti-Semitic, and other offensive content, which received standard attention.