Logan Paul criticised after revealing plans to "go gay" for a month
Wildly obnoxious YouTube sensation Logan Paul is at it again.
If you're unfamiliar with the 23-year-old; he's the guy who made that video in Japan's famous 'suicide forest' where he innocently stumbled upon a dead body and his instinct was to keep filming.
A backlash quickly followed, as did an emotional apology and what amounted to a slap on the wrist from YouTube; a platform that has enabled Paul and his brother to make literal millions of dollars via their apparently highly compelling antics.
He even wound up participating in something approximating an boxing match which despite being an obvious publicity stunt, still made him significant coin.
So yeah, there's no stopping him, it seems. The latest bit of business is that he plans to "go gay for a month" as part of his new year's resolutions.
Paul made the announcement during his Impaulsive podcast (great name, well done) noting that January will be a traditionally clean month with a focus on being sober and avoiding meat.
February, meanwhile, is all about going hard in the opposite direction, embracing excess.
All standard enough so far. What about the following month, though?
"What is it, male only March?" Paul quipped in the direction of co-host Mike Mejlak.
"We're gonna attempt to go gay for just one month," he continued.
"For one month and then swing, and then go back," Mejlak added.
Great stuff, lads. Well done.
Clip via Impaulsive Podcast
Sure enough, another Logan Paul-shaped backlash followed, with many taking to social media to voice their distaste, declaring his grand idea as deeply insulting to the LGBTQ+ community.
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.
— Your Queerness Luke (@lukewaltham) January 11, 2019
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
LGBTQ+ organisation GLAAD, meanwhile, kept it succinct enough:
— GLAAD (@glaad) January 11, 2019
Paul, for his own part, acknowledged his "very poor choice of words" and quickly seized upon yet another profile-boosting opportunity:
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
Because that's what it's all about, right?