Logan Paul defends “going gay” controversy in heated discussion with LBGTQ activist - Dexerto
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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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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.