YouTube Star Logan Paul Slammed for New Year’s Resolution to ‘Go Gay’ for a Month
Just when the world was finally getting over Logan Paul’s insensitive video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, the Youtuber has rubbed people the wrong way yet again.
During an episode of his “Impaulsive” podcast on Wednesday, Paul made a remark about his 2019 New Year’s resolutions, which sparked an immediate backlash from a lot of fans. On the show, the 23-year-old and his co-host, Mike Majlak, explained that they were going to try a new resolution every month starting with “Sober-Vegan January” and “Fatal February.” While coming up with other ideas, Paul said,
“We’re going to attempt to go gay for just one month,” Paul said. “For one month, and then swing, and then go back,” Majlak added.
The comment did not sit well with some of his fans including many from the LGBTQ+ community. One person tweeted,
“Dear Logan Paul and any ignorant, hurtful fool, You can’t ‘go gay for a month.’ Being gay is not a choice. This is an insult to the LGBTQ+ community. Stop this nonsense and stop supporting problematic people,” one social media user wrote.
GLAAD also spoke out on the issue, writing on Twitter on Friday:
“That’s not how it works.”
Following the backlash, Paul acknowledged that it wasn’t a smart thing to say and apologized for his comments.
“Very poor choice of words… my fault. let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week?” he tweeted.”
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