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It Looks Like Viral Star Lohanthony Is Now Denouncing Homosexuality

It Looks Like Viral Star Lohanthony Is Now Denouncing Homosexuality

It Looks Like Viral Star Lohanthony Is Now Denouncing Homosexuality

The YouTuber posted a long video about his new, religious identity that has many fans concerned.

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It seems like former YouTube and Vine star Lohanthony is denouncing his homosexuality in a recent video where he chronicles his newfound religious beliefs.  

According to a post from The Daily Dot, the 21-year-old content creator (whose real name is Anthony Quintal) posted a 42-minute long vlog to his YouTube channel over the weekend where he talks to viewers about his recent religious journey and opens up about the heartbreaking sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of an older boy.

In his video, though, Lohanthony also claims his sexuality (which he repeatedly refers to as "same-sex attraction") played a part in his battles with addiction, substance abuse, and seeking internet fame.

"It’s no coincidence that through pursuing my same-sex attraction, I was also addicted to alcohol, I was also addicted to weed, I was also trying hallucinogenics, I was also addicted to money, I was addicted to views, I was addicted to attention," he said.

He continued:

"The holy spirit received me fully and changed me entirely into who God originally intended me to be: free from sin, held by forgiveness, and guided by his pure goodness, guided by God’s love." 

Lohanthony made a name for himself in the early 2010s with his comedic internet videos and was an early part of the mainstream rise of meme culture. Though his YouTube channel has currently been wiped of all content except his two most recent posts about Christianity, one of his earliest and most popular videos was his iconic "Calling all the basic bitches!" clip where he twirls his leg in the air. He publicly came out on YouTube, and over the years has been vocal and proud about being a part of the LGBTQ+ community. 

As The Daily Dot also points out, Lohanthony's fans and viewers were shocked at the sudden change of tone in his videos, and some have even speculated that he is a victim of conversion therapy, the extremely harmful and scientifically discredited practice of trying to change someone's sexuality.

Many expressed their concerns for Lohanthony on Twitter.

PRIDE will update this story as more develops.

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel