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Tuesday Feb 18 2020
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YouTuber Jake Paul faces backlash over 'anxiety is created by you' tweet

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YouTuber Jake Paul is facing backlash for tweeting that "anxiety is created by you".

He had said in a now-deleted tweet on Monday: "Remember anxiety is created by you.

"Sometimes you gotta let life play out and remind yourself to be happy & that the answers will come. Chill your mind out. Go for a walk. Talk to a friend."

Paul's followers criticised him for posting insensitive advice on a complex and mental health issue.

"All of us are getting cured of our anxiety disorders from Jake Paul's tweet tonight... honestly a revolutionary moment," said a user taking aim at the YouTuber.

"I really can't believe in 2020 we have Jake Paul of all people telling the masses that mental illness isn't real. I need a nap," said another one.

Later on, while defending his tweet, Paul said on Twitter,  "Everyone clowning my tweet but it's now spreading more awareness about anxiety which i didn't even know was a thing till I was 18 but had it my whole life & never knew how to deal with it."