Logan Paul is making controversial headlines again after saying he plans to go gay this month, just months after visiting Japan’s suicide forest.
Last year, Paul visited Japan’s Aokigahara forest, and came under intense fire for posting footage of a dead body of a person that had committed suicide. Fans and followers said Paul had been extremely insensitive to show the footage in a video on YouTube that would be watched by millions.
Paul has sparked backlash again after revealing what his resolution for March is. While on his Impaulsive podcast on Wednesday, he said, “January is sober vegan January and then February….”
Co-host Mike Majlak added in, “Is fatal February.” This meant the group would only eat steaks and consume alcohol. For March, Paul announced, “It’s male-only March.” He explained, “We’re going to attempt to go gay for just one month.”
Watch the podcast with the controversial comments here:
Many people took note of what Paul had said and took to social media to criticize him. Donny Winter, YouTube blogger, tweeted, “Looks like #LoganPaul is going gay for a month. Because a person can just flip a switch and be gay/straight whenever they want. You’d think you’d learn from your past antics, Logan.”
Another person wrote, “Logan Paul ‘going gay’ is disrespectful to the LGBTQ community it makes it look like being a gay is a choice which homophobic a–holes use as a attack on the gay community can we leave this a–hole in 2018 thank u, next.”
Yet another wrote, “The fact that this man believes you can “go gay” and just turn it off for a month is troubling…disrespectful, and downright disgusting. Logan, what you need to do is just stop.”
While Paul is often in hot water for his controversial opinions and actions, he has been quick to apologize in the past. After the footage from Japan attracted criticism, Paul said, “Let’s start with this—I’m sorry.”
He added, “This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong.”
He also told The Hollywood Reporter, “Good luck trying to cancel me. It’s so easy for anyone to be like, ‘Logan Paul just ended his career. He’s done.’ But the only person who will ever decide whether that’s true is me. Like, if I sleep for the rest of my life, maybe. But, like, dog: I love this s**t. This creating? It’s my passion.”
Paul has not yet responded to the backlash surrounding his comments regarding homesexuality.