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.

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Paul Logan’s New Year Resolution: ‘I’m Going Gay For A Month:’ WATCH

During the Wednesday January 9th episode of his weekly podcast, Logan (along with his co-host Mike Majlak) announced that his 2019 resolution is to “go gay” for the whole month of March —an announcement that prompted both to erupt into laughter.

Co-host Mike Majlak then chimes in: “We’re vegan right now. Sober and vegan.”

Many LGBT folks responded negatively to his announcement according to Gay Star News saying among other things that making being LGBT seem a choice is harmful to queer teens.


While another Tweet said:


Logan made headlines and was widely derided in the press for uploading a YouTube video of a dead body in a Japanese suicide forest.

He soon apologized saying at the time “I made a huge mistake. I don’t expect to be forgiven, I’m just here to apologize.”

 

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Dear Logan Paul: Instead of going gay, how about you go away?

Logan Paul

Remember the guy who filmed a dead body in a Japanese suicide forest, then uploaded it to YouTube?

Well, Logan Paul is back at it again almost exactly a year later, but this time with another tone-deaf take.

On Wednesday (9 January), he revealed on his Impaulsible Podcast he was trying veganism and sobriety in January, then doing the opposite in February – lots of meat and booze.

But it’s what he’s doing in March that left a sour taste in my mouth – he wants to ‘go gay’.

That’s right, he said he and co-host Mike Majlak are doing ‘Male-only March’.

‘We’re gonna attempt to go gay for just one month,’ he explained. Then Majlak quickly chimed in: ‘And then swing… go back.’

The whole panel then erupted into laughter.

No one’s laughing

I’m all for people experimenting with their sexuality and trying new things to broaden their horizons but let’s be 100% clear here – that’s not at all what this is.

This is a joke designed to mock gay people.

It’s why they all laughed after they said it. It’s also why they quickly changed the subject, as if they were embarrassed by the revelation.

In the video Logan Paul showed images of a dead body | Photo: YouTube Logan Paul

Logan Paul showed images of a dead body | Photo: YouTube / Logan Paul

Being gay isn’t a choice and it’s certainly not a phase.

By saying you want to ‘go gay’, you’re deligitimizing the experiences of LGBTI people everywhere.

Well I have news for you, Logan Paul: Gay people are tired of being used as punchlines. In fact, we’re no longer putting up with it so we’re calling it out.

Homophobia is real 

If you want to experiment with men, more power to you. Heck, you might even find you enjoy sucking dick.

But this ‘male-only March’ idea is dangerous and downright homophobic.

Some people hurt themselves over the genuine fear they have of coming out as gay. Some people even have to hide their authentic selves and pretend they’re straight, just to survive.

Logan Paul

Logan Paul. | Photo: Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

Your flippant suggestion it’s just something you can turn on and off is incredibly damaging.

If you had any genuine inkling towards sexual experiences with men, you wouldn’t package it up like this off-the-cuff wisecrack.

I feel sorry for the gay and bisexual men you ‘go gay’ for and inevitably lead on. I feel sorry for the people defending this.

But most of all, I feel sorry for you that in 2019, you think this stunt is in any way acceptable.

 

James Besanvalle is a journalist for Gay Star News. You can find him on Twitter.

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Author: James Besanvalle

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