Rapper XXXTentacion has sparked outrage on social media with the release of his new music video "Look at Me!," featuring a white child being hanged while an African-American child looks at the disturbing sight. The 19-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, released the video Tuesday to highlight the show of excessive use of force by police in the United States. 

The disturbing video shows a Caucasian boy being lynched on a stage. The Florida-based rapper is seen placing the white child’s head in a noose on stage in front of a crowded theater. The rapper then hoists the boy up into the air. The child's legs can be seen twitching as he is lynched. Elsewhere in the video, XXXTentacion is also seen hanging himself along with two other black men.

The video has been criticized by social media users. Many of them branded the clip "hateful." One Twitter user questioned the use of the child in the video. “I'm not sure if hanging a child in a music video is right, regardless of the message you send,” the user wroteAnother user said: “so x is saying to be ‘equal’ we must do what is being done? (Killing white people) which is creating more hate?”

Within a day of being posted on YouTube, the video had garnered over 7 million views.

LaShawnna Stanley, the casting director of the video, spoke out about the difficulties faced in finding parents who would allow their child to be hanged on stage. “We had to delay the video because the mom that originally agreed and said okay but when she got there she didn’t feel comfortable.  We delayed for a week,” he said. 

“I called a lot of parents.  It was a direct booking.  No one was okay with their white child getting lynched,” Stanley said. “With all the racial tension in the world right out they were nervous.”

Stanley said the mother who finally agreed “was serious about acting and the message... The mother of the son is very serious about acting. She’s a stage mom. She has three sons and takes them to LA to audition. She understood the vision.” While explaining the vision, the casting director said the “little white boy and black boy show innocence,” and that society has become desensitized seeing black men hung and shot, Fox News reported.

While many social media users slammed the video, some argued the video’s message was powerful. One YouTuber wrote in a comment below the video: “THIS ISNT ANTI WHITE!!! When he hung the white boy I think he was trying to show it from a different perspective to show what would it be like if the roles were switched.”

Another user wrote: “My summary and take away from this: Murder is murder as he said is awful.  No matter what your cause is death is not something you should be able to inflict.  If you do have a supremacist attitude realize that it is because you fear the opposition and that’s why you are weak. For the youth is impressionable and will repeat their environment.”