Actor Noah Centineo achieved legitimate internet boyfriend status last year when he starred in Netflix’s teen rom-com, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before — which was so popular it’s even getting a sequel that will probably land sometime later in 2019. The 22-year-old did not win over many new fans after a recent tweet, however, which he deleted shortly after due to immediate backlash.
Back on New Year’s Eve, YouTube star Logan Paul tweeted a message summarizing 2018, the year he became universally reviled for mocking a suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, and filming the incident for clicks.
“2018. you son of a bitch,” he wrote. “What a year. So many lessons learned, so much GROWTH as a human being, i GUARANTEE this will be the most important year of my life… i could go on and on. Point is, we did it. Chapter closed. Dear 2019… Let’s get this fkn bread.”
Cool story, Logan Paul!
While the tweet deserves an eye-roll, at best, for some reason Centineo quote-tweeted it early Wednesday, calling Paul a “beautiful man.” “It’s not just about overcoming adversity, it’s about overcoming yourself in the face of adversity,” he continued. “We can all learn a lot from this growth.”
Did he grow, though? Paul later cried crocodile tears over the backlash on Good Morning America, and then spent the latter half of the year hyping a boxing match with a fellow YouTuber. He also said on a podcast just last week that he was going to “go gay for a month” in March as if homosexuality can be chalked up to some social experiment.
Taking all of this into consideration, Centineo’s went over about as well as one might imagine.
Centineo has yet to publicly comment on the backlash, but going forward he’ll probably think very carefully about who he chooses to throw his public support behind.