YouTube / Logan Paul Vlogs

Logan Paul, one of YouTube's biggest stars, has been slammed across the internet after he shared footage showing the body of an apparent suicide victim.

The 22-year-old, who has 15 million YouTube subscribers, joked with his friends after discovering the body in Aokigahara forest in Japan, which is sometimes referred to the 'suicide forest' as it is known to be a place where people go to kill themselves.

The controversial video has drawn criticism from celebrities such as Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, as well as in various think pieces and countless tweets.

However, author and biology student Heraa Hashmi has wonderfully shifted the focus of the conversation to someone else.

Hashmi started tweeting about Chen Si, a man who has saved more than 330 people from suicide in China.

From 7:30am until dusk, he searches for distressed people to help them.

Shi Xiqing told NPR how Si, after saving his life, continued to watch over his him and his family.

Si doesn't get much recognition for what he does.

And he told news.com.au that he doesn't "feel like a hero for the people I saved, I feel like a failure for the ones I haven't."

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