Another day, another round of stupid stuff being said and done on the internet. The latest controversy comes from YouTuber, Logan Paul, who stupidly pledged to “be gay” for the month of March as part of his New Year’s resolutions. Now, another controversial YouTuber, PewDiePie, called it a “stupid joke”.
PewDiePie, known for his fair share of controversial statements and stunts for attention, took to his massive YouTube channel to address the controversial comments made by Logan Paul. Logan Paul came under fire after stating in a video that, as part of his New Year’s resolutions, he would be “going gay” for a month in March. Many people criticize his linear view on sexuality in general, and homosexuality specifically. Now, PewDiePie, decided to chime in with his five cents on the situation, calling it a “stupid joke”. Unfortunately, PewDiePie missed the point when he says that the “stupid joke” shouldn’t be something people get so upset about it. Although he claims that he understands that homosexuality isn’t a choice you can just make for a month (like Logan Paul, was attempting to do) he cannot claim to understand why people are offended by these statements. Homophobic humor is never ok, and people should always get upset about it.
Logan Paul has retracted his pledge “to go gay” and has apologized for his statements, via Twitter.
very poor choice of words… my fault. let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week? https://t.co/Ki8RKgMJOO
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 12, 2019
This isn’t the first time the YouTuber has caused a stir on the internet for acting inappropriately or for saying controversial things. Last year, his visit and recording of an infamous Japanese suicide location, was condemned for being so obviously insensitive and offensive.
Logan Paul, along with many other YouTubers and other social media influencers have increasingly been held more accountable for their actions. For many years, these influencers have gotten away with close to murder for trying to get views, subscribers, followers and likes. YouTube even recently banned dangerous pranks in an effort to curb the crazy stunts people pull and the things they say to get attention online. Also, homophobic humor has rightfully gotten plenty of celebrities into trouble, with Kevin Hart recently being fired from hosting the Oscars for homophobic Tweets he made close to 10 years ago.
You can watch PewDiePie’s full video below.