YouTuber Logan Paul is facing backlash for saying he will “go gay” for one month.
Paul, 23, and his co-host Mike Majlak, announced on their podcast “Impaulsive” that their 2019 New Year’s resolutions are to try something new each month.
First is “Sober-Vegan January” followed by “Fatal February” where the pair plan “to go the opposite.” Paul and Majlak explain that they will drink excessively, eat meat and generally “just wilin’ out.”
As for March, Paul explains they will “go gay” for the month.
“It’s male-only March. We’re going to attempt to go gay for just one month,” Paul says.
The comment didn’t sit well with some people who found Paul and
“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 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.— Luke Waltham (@lukewaltham) January 11, 2019
Another user tweeted: “Logan Paul joking about being gay “for one month” while countless LGBT+ around the world are killed & committing suicide for their sexuality, is disgusting. He continues to be an awful representation of the YouTube community & shows he truly has learned NOTHING over the last year. Perhaps for the month of March instead of baiting the gay
Perhaps for the month of March instead of baiting the gay community you can use your massive platform as a voice for those LGBT+ who have no voice and resort to suicide and self-harm. Just a suggestion @LoganPaul— Daniel Preda (@MisterPreda) January 11, 2019
Paul’s comment also caught the attention of GLAAD who tweeted Paul directly.
“That’s not how it works, @LoganPaul,” GLAAD tweeted.
Paul somewhat seemed to reconsider the comment tweeting back at GLAAD that he used “a poor choice of words” and invited members of the organization to discuss the issue on his podcast.
“very poor choice of words… my fault. let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week?” Paul tweeted.
very poor choice of words… my fault. let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week? https://t.co/Ki8RKgMJOO— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 12, 2019
Paul is no stranger to controversy. Last year, Paul came under fire for laughingly filming a suicide victim during a visit to Japan’s “suicide forest.”