CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - YouTube star Logan Paul is facing intense scrutiny after posting a video that showed what appeared to be a body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest.
Paul, a Westlake native, is known for his viral videos and online blogging, but his latest stunt caused an outrage.
The video reportedly garnered 6.3 million views in a 24-hour time span.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading cause of death in Americans between the ages of 10 and 24.
Paul's social media popularity has landed him several television shows and movie appearances.
Since the video was published, Paul has issued a statement on Twitter.