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Westlake native Logan Paul returns to YouTube amid controversy surrounding viral suicide video

Logan Paul (Source: AP Images) Logan Paul (Source: AP Images)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A social media celebrity is back on YouTube after facing scrutiny for posting a video that showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in a Japanese forest.

Logan Paul is known for his viral videos and online blogging, but his latest stunt caused an outrage because many felt Paul was making a joke of the alleged suicide victim.

Now, the Westlake native is returning to YouTube. His most recent video to more than 16 million followers is centered on raising suicide awareness.

Since the controversial video was posted, Paul said he has spent the past several weeks with counselors and discovering how significant a problem suicide is, especially in his home state of Ohio.

"I know while I'm not able to solve the problem by myself, I want to be a part of the solution," says Paul.

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 has pledged $1 million to suicide prevention organizations.

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