Logan Paul is facing an intense backlash for saying that he’s going to attempt to “go gay” for one month as a New Year’s resolution.
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The YouTuber made the controversial statement while speaking on his podcast Impaulsive alongside co-host Mike Majlak and guest Kelvin Peña, otherwise known as Internet star ‘Brother Nature’.
Paul and Majlak explained how they were having a “sober, vegan January” before revealing the resolutions they were going to undertake in the following two months.
After stating that they were going to be doing “Fatal February”, during which they’d eat steaks and drink vodka, Peña then asked the pair what they were going to do for March.
“What is it, male only March?” Paul said . “We’re gonna attempt to go gay for just one month.”
“For one month, and then swing … and then go back,” Majlak added.
Paul has faced a barrage of criticism following the release of the podcast, with many people condemning the 23-year-old over his flippant remarks and emphasising the fact that being gay isn’t a choice.
“I can’t believe Logan Paul is going to be ‘gay for a month’ like it’s some sort of trend. I’m disgusted,” 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 Waltham⁷ (@lukewaltham) January 11, 2019
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
— Daniel Preda (@MisterPreda) January 11, 2019
In 2018, Paul sparked controversy after uploading a video to YouTube of a dead man’s body in the so-called “suicide forest” Aokigahara in Japan.
The YouTuber later apologised for sharing the video, stating that he had intended for it to raise awareness of suicide prevention.