YouTube star in sui­cide shocker

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YOUTUBE star Lo­gan Paul is fac­ing calls to be banned from the plat­form af­ter post­ing a video fea­tur­ing the body of a sui­cide vic­tim.

The clip up­loaded by the 22-year-old ( from Ohio, showed the vlog­ger and his friends dis­cov­er­ing a dead body in Ja­pan’s Aoki­ga­hara For­est, a fre­quent site of sui­cides.

Writ­ing on Twit­ter, Paul, who has 15mil­lion YouTube sub­scribers, said his in­ten­tion was to “raise aware­ness for sui­cide and sui­cide pre­ven­tion”.

But on­line com­men­tors de­scribed the video as “sick­en­ing”.

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