Logan Paul Ignorantly Claims He’s ‘Going Gay’ For a Month, Faces Instant Backlash
We're just two weeks into 2019 and Logan Paul has already found a way to piss people off.
It's been just over a year since Paul received major backlash for his infamous YouTube video showing a dead body hanging in Japan's "suicide forest," and he's still doing dumb things for the reaction.
In the latest episode of his "Impaulsive" podcast, which he launched this past fall, Logan and co-host Mike Majlak reveal their monthly challenge format of new year's resolutions. While the duo are currently going vegan and sober for January, it's their plans for March that have many people upset.
"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 says on the podcast. "And then swing – Go back," Majlak adds, referring to the pair going back to being straight the following month.
The Internet celebrity has come under fire for the proposed plan, with people saying he's reinforcing the incorrect idea that being gay is a choice.
"Please educate him and tell him that you can’t just 'turn gay' it’s not a choice nor a phase & him doing this is so disrespectful to everyone in the lgbt community," a Twitter user writes. "...like it’s some sort of trend. i’m disgusted." wrote another upset Twitter user.
"By saying you want to 'go gay’, you’re delegitimizing the experiences of LGBTI people everywhere," writes Gay Star News editor James Besanvalle in an op-ed for the site.
We're all for sexual experimentation, but simply saying you're "going gay" for a month as part of a challenge is not that. Being gay, or any part of the LGBTQ spectrum, is not the same as being vegan – It's not merely a choice you can switch on and off.
Let us know how you feel about Logan Paul's plans for March.