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Logan Paul says he's going "gay for just one month"

Logan Paul creates a stir after promising to go "gay for just one month."
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Actor, amateur boxer and internet celebrity Logan Paul was in the news late last week after making a joke about going gay for the month of March.

The 23-year-old made the announcement on his podcast Impaulsive in which he and co-host Mike Majlak discussed their "resolutions" for 2019, including “sober vegan January” and “fatal February.” 

But it was their promise for the third month of the year that caught the attention of the LGBT community and its allies. “It’s male-only March,” Paul said. “We’re going to attempt to go gay for just one month.”

This claim was met with criticism, many pointing out that being gay is not something that can be turned on and off. 

"Being gay isn’t a choice, being gay isn’t a phase, being gay shouldn’t be used for a trend and subscribers. Grow up Logan Paul," wrote actress Skai Jackson. 

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) also weighed in correcting Paul on his banter, “That’s not how it works," they chided. 

Paul then invited the organization to appear on his podcast after making a pseudo-apology: "very poor choice of words… my fault. let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week?”

The YouTuber is no stranger to controversy. At the beginning of 2018, he videotaped a corpse in Japan's Aokigahara forest, aka the “Suicide Forest.”

Originally a Vine sensation, Paul changed video formats to YouTube once the aforementioned app shut down. He has garnered over 18 million followers on his channel where he vlogs about his life, showcases music videos and stunts. 

No word yet if GLAAD will appear on his podcast or not.