Logan Paul was taken to task for claims that he was "going gay" for the month of March on a new episode of his podcast ImPaulsive

Paul, who drew the ire of LGBTQ organizations when he shared the challenge earlier this month, invited activist Josh Seefried on to the show to discuss where he went wrong. 

"You are a person that sets the tone of what is acceptable to make a joke of, and so when youth watch you and say, 'Hey, Logan Paul made this joke,’ that’s what kind of legitimizes bullying in school,” Seefried explained to Paul. 

While the YouTuber admitted that he used “a very poor choice of words” after being called out on Twitter, he failed to fully grasp where he went wrong. He needled Seefried with questions that didn't come across as geniune given the context.  

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

“Are you making that as a joke, or are you being legitimate?” Seefried came back. “If you 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 did admit on the program that he understands being gay is not a choice. “That is not what I implied by saying that," he said. "I think who you are attracted to is innate to who you are, that it’s genetic and that’s that.”

Paul pointed to similarly offensive comments made by Joe Rogan on his podcast, but Seefried wasn't ready to let him off the hook. “Shame on you for trying to deflect your own actions,” Seefried said.

Seefried closed the conversation by asking Paul to "do better" in the future.