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Logan Paul defends “going gay” controversy in heated discussion with LBGTQ activist

Published: 20/Jan/2019 18:52 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 11:49

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has opened up about the outrage surrounding one of his New Year’s resolutions – specifically, what he called ‘Male Only March,’ where he claimed he would “go gay” for the month.

Paul’s statement was met with incredulity across the internet, with LGBTQ+ activists speaking out against the YouTuber for what was widely deemed an insensitive joke.

After claiming that the statement was a “very poor choice of words” in a Tweet following the backlash, Paul has since spoken further on the topic, releasing a clip from an upcoming episode of his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast where he spoke with Air Force veteran and LGBTQ+ activist Josh Seefried (who previously called out Paul for his resolution in a scathing Tweet).

The 26th episode of the imPaulsive podcast was published on January 21, and immediately took a serious tone with Seefried and Logan discussing whether what he said was a joke, or whether it was actually intended.

Seefried commented on how frightening it could be for Paul to open up about exploring his sexuality as a major internet personality – to which Paul had an unexpected response.

“It’s not even scary to me,” Paul answered. “Sexuality is so fluid nowadays, I don’t even think twice about talking about being gay. I don’t give a shit. …being gay is cool to me.”

Paul went on to call those who are open with their sexuality “courageous” and “noble,” stating that “there is nothing more beautiful than being yourself.”

Despite being pressed on the subject, Logan didn’t reveal whether he would be experimenting in March, and instead attempted to highlight a comment that Joe Rogan made on his podcast about women turning lesbian because of trump, to which Seefried told him to stop trying to deflect it.

The pair continued their discussion and appeared to make friends by the end, however, it’s one of the first times during the imPaulsive podcast series that Logan has been challenged by a guest.

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Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith

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On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
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Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.