Logan Paul faces backlash after announcing he’s “going gay” for the New Year - Dexerto

Logan Paul faces backlash after announcing he’s “going gay” for the New Year

Published: 11/Jan/2019 20:02 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 20:35

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Logan Paul has found himself at the center of yet another controversy, after announcing his intentions to “go gay” as part of his New Year’s resolution.

Paul announced the development in an episode of his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast on January 9, where he explained that his New Year’s resolutions occur on a month-by-month basis.

Both Paul and his buddy Mike ‘Hey Big Mike’ Majlak are tag-teaming their goals, with the two taking on a vegan and alcohol-free diet for the month of January. However, the duo is tackling a completely different challenge for the entirety of March, which Paul dubbed ‘Male Only March.’

“So, it’s ‘Male Only March,’” Paul said of their plan. “We’re gonna attempt to go gay for just one month.”

Paul has since received a wave of backlash after outlining his inititative, with users sounding off across the Twitterverse in outrage.

“Obviously to Logan Paul, being gay is some sort of punchline to a joke.” U.S. Air Force veteran and author Josh Seefried said of the debacle. “Make sure to tell that to youth that kill themselves because they struggle with being gay. Shame on him once again.”

“I can’t believe Logan Paul is going to be ‘gay for a month’ like it’s some sort of trend,” another user wrote. “I’m disgusted.”

The controversy comes nearly a year after his highly criticized vlog in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest,’ where he filmed the body of a suicide victim during a trip to the island nation in early 2018.

Paul has yet to respond on the concern surrounding his resolution.


Pokimane releases her own Fedmyster document to “put drama to rest”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 2:01

by Theo Salaun


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has conclusively responded to recent leaks about OfflineTV drama from Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan. In her own extensive document, the popular streamer shares her side of the story with texts and other sources.

The drama surrounding Fedmyster and the OTV house bubbled, then simmered, then boiled back up with a thorough document which was leaked, then shared by Fedmyster to give his side of the story. 

Fed, who has been accused of numerous improprieties, used texts and messages to provide evidence of his perspective and show some humanity. In the end, he tried to clarify for the public that the matter was resolved: “We both made mistakes and have owned up to them privately. I hope everyone reading will try to move on from all this as we certainly have already.”

But Poki immediately appeared perturbed by the leaked document, which included flirtatious messages between them as a means of demonstrating that Fed had been led on. In a brief Twitch stream, she noted Fed’s “manipulative” behavior and discomfort with private messages being leaked publicly.

Now, she’s gone a step further and shared her own doc to share her side of things and hopefully shut down any more need for gossip.

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Pokimane and Fedmyster’s relationship is a long, complicated one.

In an 11-page document, including pictures of messages between herself and Fedmyster, as well as with other people, Poki clarifies context and attempts to remove biases that she felt Fed had pushed.

While understandably uncomfortable with private conversations being leaked, the streamer indicates that she is compelled to share her side because of Fed’s document: “Looking back, I would’ve done a lot of things differently, and know for a fact that neither of us handled the situation perfectly. However, our private convos heavily lacked context, and I’m not okay with how they’re being misrepresented.”

In one such example of giving context, she explains how one of the more egregiously received examples of flirting was actually misconstrued to suggest that she wanted to be alone with Fed in a hotel room.

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys
A screenshot of Poki’s doc shows how Fed’s leaks lacked context.

Unwilling to be abdicated of responsibility for the complicated relationship, Poki asserts that she regrets many of her messages and actions.

Similarly, she contends that Fed’s “feelings are valid and a good reminder to me that what one person thinks may be going on in a friendship, don’t always match up with the other person’s expectations.”

The document tackles every issue brought up in Fed’s document, including the two’s relationship as well as drama with Yvonne, OTV, and Jodi.

But, ultimately, these are private matters and the additional context simply proves that Fed’s account may have misled in that it failed to account for other perspectives.

Poki’s hopes are that this new context will finally help “put drama to rest.”