YouTuber Logan Paul sparks backlash after saying he is 'going gay' for a month 1 week ago

YouTuber Logan Paul sparks backlash after saying he is 'going gay' for a month

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has  been criticised after saying he was going to "go gay" for one month as part of his New Year's resolutions.

The 23-year-old made the statement on his podcast, ImPaulsive, alongside his co-host Mike Majlak and their guest, Kelvin Peña.

Paul and Majlak began to recite their New Year's resolutions, month by month.

They explained that they were having a "sober, vegan January". They were going to be doing "Fatal February", where they vowed to only eat steaks and drink "big bottles of vodka."

Peña asked what they were planning for March, and if they were going to be going back to vegan and sober in March.

Paul replied:

"And then March... it's male-only March. We're gonna attempt to go gay for just one month."

Mejlak added: "For one month, and then swing... and then go back."

Paul and Mejlak's comments sparked a massive backlash from social media users.

Advocacy group GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) also responded to Paul's comments, simply writing: "That's not how it works, @LoganPaul."

Paul responded to their tweet, saying that his comments were a "very poor choice of words" and "my fault". He asked them to "get together and talk about it" on the next episode of his podcast.

The organisation has not responded.