YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to controversy.
This time last year, the 23-year-old was coming under heavy fire after he shared a video featuring the dead body of a man in a forest in Japan.
Now, he has landed himself in hot water once again after joking about ‘going gay’ during his Impaulsive Podcast.
While discussing his New Year’s resolutions, Paul said: “So our New Year’s resolution – we’re vegan now, and we’re sober?”
Co-host Mike Majlak replied: “Just for the month.”
“January is sober vegan January,” Paul added. “February is …
“Fatal February,” Majlak replied. “We’re gonna go opposite. So day one, steaks, big bottles of Tito’s (vodka) and shit, just wilin’ out.”
Paul said: “What is it, male-only March? We’re gonna attempt to go gay for just one month.”
Majlak continued: “For one month, and then swing… and then go back.”
Logan Paul has been accused of being homophobic. Credit: PA
His remarks prompted a backlash on social media, with many interpreting his words as offensive to homosexual people.
One person tweeted: “Logan Paul is a homophobic/transphobic bigot who offended the entire LGBTQIA+ community, he should be de-platformed for his #hatecrime.”
One person tweeted: “He’s not exploring his sexuality. he’s mocking gay men and using the lgbt community as a publicity stunt for views, and on top of that, is promoting the false belief that being gay is a choice to his young and impressionable audience.”
Another person tweeted: “Tbh why haven’t we cancelled him yet? His homophobic comment was the last straw.”
“Logan Paul doesn’t deserve fame, or money. He’s a moron who thinks joking about going gay is funny,” another said.
Paul, who has more than 18 million YouTube subscribers, has since apologised for his ‘very poor choice of words’.
Last year, the internet star took to the ring to fight fellow YouTuber, KSI. The boxing match took place before a crowd of 18,000 at the Manchester Arena and ended in a draw.
The pair were reported to have made £150 million ($192m) from the bout, which many branded as a sham.
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