Just when it seems like Logan Paul, one of the most infamous YouTubers around, has done everything under the sun to offend people on the internet, he does it again. It’s only been a year since Paul’s horrific "suicide forest" video, and he clearly learned few if any lessons on sensitivity afterward.
Like many of us, he’s going into the new year with a list of resolutions: abstaining from alcohol and sex in January, and attempting to try a vegan lifestyle. But he shared one resolution that’s upsetting the LGBTQ community—he’s “going gay” for March.
On his Impaulsive podcast, Paul and his co-host Mike ‘Hey Big Mike’ Majlak said, “We’re vegan right now. Sober and vegan.”
Paul later said, “January is sober vegan January and then February is…”
Majlak chimed in, “We’re going to go the opposite. So, Day 1: steak, big bottles of Tito’s and shit.”
Paul continued saying, “And then March—take a guess. … What is it? Male-only March. So it’s male-only March. We’re going to attempt to go gay for just one month.”
“For one month. And then swing…go back,” Majlak responded.
It’s not hard to decode why this conversation is annoying and problematic. No one “chooses” to be gay, and their plan is dismissive and disrespectful to the queer community. If it's an attempt at a joke, it's a failure.
People, obviously, are not having it.
Some Twitter users are railing against Paul while others are giving the YouTuber a mind-numbing eye roll. The consensus is, however, that this little Logan Paul quip isn't funny and he needs to stop.
Check out more of the backlash below.