Vlogger Logan Paul Apologizes Again for ‘Going Gay’ Controversy, Won’t Accept That It’s Offensive: WATCH

Vlogger Logan Paul hosted LGBTQ activist Josh Seefried on his ‘Impaulsive’ podcast Tuesday to address remarks he made earlier this month during a New Years Resolutions show. Paul had announced that he would be “going gay” for the month of March, and drew fire for the offensive remarks.

Said Paul after the podcast aired: “I made a huge mistake. I don’t expect to be forgiven, I’m just here to apologize.”

Paul made headlines in 2018 over a clip he posted to his 15 million subscribers in which he mocked a dead body he filmed in Japan’s “suicide forest” at Aokigahara, Mt. Fuji. Paul showed a dead body and laughed about it. When he got close to the body, he asked, “Yo are you alive? Are you fu**king with us?” and took note of the body’s purple hands. Paul later deleted the video and posted an apology to Twitter.

This week, Paul invited LGBTQ activist Josh Seefried (who founded the gay military group Outserve) to his podcast to talk about the “going gay” controversy.

Paul apologized for his “poor choice of words” as the show opened, and then asked Seefried, “Did my comment offend you personally?”

“Absolutely,” said Seefried. Seefried explained to Paul about the influence his remarks have over other young people.

Asked Paul to Seefried: “So if I want to hook up with dudes for a month in March, I can’t do that?”

Replied Seefried: “Are you making that as a joke, or are you being legitimate? If you genuinely want to experiment with men, that’s a different thing than saying, ’Hey, I’m gonna go gay for a month,’ making a joke.”

Paul later said that being gay is not a choice: “Going gay is not a choice. That is not what I implied by saying that. That is the narrative that the media decided to run with. I’ve never thought that. I think who you are attracted to is innate to who you are, that it’s genetic and that’s that. I’ve thought that my whole life.”

Paul argued that he believes it is “courageous” and “cool” to be gay and that “sexuality is so fluid these days” that it’s not a big deal to just “go gay” for a month.

Added Paul: “This is important for me because I am a huge proponent of the LGBTQ community. And I always have been. I love it. I love the movement and I’m sorry I’m getting so fired up….This hurts me because I am such a pro-gay dude…‘I do feel like there’s a pile of rocks on me. As you know, I have been at the center of public controversy. But I do feel like there’s a magnifying glass on me now.”

Paul then tried to justify his words by playing a clip of Joe Rogan saying Donald Trump would turn women gay, a statement which Paul pointed out got no media attention.

Replied Seefried: “Shame on you for trying to deflect your own actions. You’re deflecting from your own actions.”

Paul then explained that he’s kissed a lot of men: “This is why when I’m under attack for this whole thing, I’m sitting here thinking if I should tweet these pictures of me kissing dudes. This whole thing hurts.”

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Logan Paul apologizes for ‘go gay’ comment, then deflects and plays the victim

Logan Paul

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul made headlines two weeks ago when he revealed he wanted to ‘go gay’ in March.

The backlash was swift, with many calling him out for trivializing LGBTI people’s sexualities, implying being gay can just be a phase.

Now the latest episode in his ImPaulsible podcast addresses the controversy in detail. Paul invited LGBTI activist Josh Seefried on to talk through it all.

At the top of the show, he apologizes for his ‘poor choice of words’ and that he ‘misspoke’. He says he’s ‘incredibly sorry’ from the bottom of his heart.

Logan Paul: ‘Going gay is not a choice’

Paul asks Seefried: ‘Did my comment offend you?’

Seefriend simply responds: ‘Oh absolutely.’

He goes on to explain that Paul has a platform to spread messages of inclusion, but this comment missed the mark.

Paul then asks: ‘So if I want to hook up with dudes for a month in March, I can’t do that?’

Seefried responds: ‘If you genuinely want to experiment with men, that’s a different thing, than saying “I’m gonna go gay for a month”‘.

Logan Paul

Logan Paul. | Photo: Logan Paul Vlogs / YouTube

Paul then said: ‘Going gay is not a choice. It is not what I implied when I said that. That is the narrative that the media decided to run with. I’ve never thought that.’

He says he understands that you cannot go gay for a month.

Paul later says: ‘But I am uninterested in playing this game where I try to appease everyone any more. I don’t give a fuck. I’m gonna be myself. If you like watching my content, please do. Like and subscribe, get my merch.

‘If you don’t – don’t watch my fucking content,’ he said.

Getting more worked up by this stage, he then says: ‘This is important for me because I am a huge proponent of the LGBTQ community.

‘Huge,’ he says as he slams his fists on the table in frustration. ‘And I always have been. I love it. I love the movement and I’m sorry I’m getting so fired up.’

Playing the victim

‘This hurts me because I am such a pro-gay dude.’

‘I did not say that was a joke. That was the narrative that the media decided to run with because my name is Logan Paul. If I want to hook up with dudes in March, I’m gonna fucking do it.’

He then added: ‘I do feel like there’s a pile of rocks on me. As you know, I have been at the center of public controversy. But I do feel like there’s a magnifying glass on me now.

Logan Paul

Logan Paul. | Photo: Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

Paul then showed a video clip of Joe Rogan saying a joke about President Trump turning women gay.

‘Not a single [piece of media] about that,’ Paul said.

Seefried then immediately says: ‘Shame on you for trying to deflect your own actions. You’re deflecting from your own actions.’

‘Not really,’ Paul responds. ‘I made it very clear that I am very sorry for any implication that being gay is a choice. And I’m saying, where is the line drawn?’

Paul then revealed he can’t be homophobic because he’s ‘kissed many men’.

‘Whether it’s on film. Whether it’s just fucking around on vlogs. This is why when I’m under attack for this whole thing, I’m sitting here thinking if I should tweet these pictures of me kissing dudes. This whole thing hurts.’

Paul later gave an example of a gay person who wasn’t offended by his joke. He also urged people to be nicer to him, when they’re calling him out for his offensive comments. As well as the dangers of ‘cancel culture’.

Watch the full exchange:

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Author: James Besanvalle

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Logan Paul says his plan to ‘go gay for a month’ was a ‘poor choice of words’

Logan Paul

YouTube star Logan Paul has admitted his New Year’s Resolution to go gay for a month was a ‘poor choice of words’.

The popular YouTuber revealed on his podcast, Impaulsive Podcast, that he would undergo a challenge every month. Some of the challenges included going sober and vegan.

But then his March challenge to ‘go gay for a month’ earned him global criticism.

‘And then March – take a guess. What is it? Male-only March. So it’s male-only March, we’re gonna attempt to go gay for just one month.’ Paul said in the podcast.

After he faced backlash to the plans, Paul took to Twitter to reach out to LBGTI media organization, GLAAD. He invited the group onto his podcast to talk about it.

‘very poor choice of words… my fault. let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week?’ he wrote.

GLAAD has not yet responded publicly to Paul’s tweet.

The 23-year-old Paul, is one of the most popular YouTubers in the world. His Impaulsive Podcast is the most listened to podcast globally.

He is no stranger to facing criticism for his work. In 2018 he copped sever backlash for uploading a YouTube video of a dead body in a Japanese suicide forest.

He later apologized: ‘I made a huge mistake. I don’t expect to be forgiven, I’m just here to apologize.’

In February last year, YouTube suspended all advertising on Paul’s channels citing his ‘pattern of behavior’ as a reason. That income stream was estimated to be worth about US $1 million.

Author: Shannon Power

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