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GLAAD to Perez Hilton: Shame On You!

GLAAD to Perez Hilton: Shame On You!

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is speaking out against celebrity blogger Perez Hilton after he admittedly used an anti-gay slur (f—ot) in an altercation with Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.

Rashad Robinson, Senior Director of Media Programs at GLAAD: “These are vulgar anti-gay slurs that feed a climate of hatred and intolerance toward our community. For someone in our own community to use it to attack another person by saying that it is, quote, ‘The worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear,’ is incredibly dangerous. It legitimizes use of a slur that is often linked to violence against our community. And it sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes. We have reached out to Hilton and asked him to apologize for promoting this anti-gay slur and we would ask media outlets to avoid repetition of the slur in their coverage of this story.”

Perez responded, saying, “I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent. While I doubt I will get an apology from GLAAD, nor do I expect one, I would just hope people know how difficult it is to intellectualize a situation and think rationally when a thug disguised as a musician is screaming at your face and intimidating you. I am just very fortunate and grateful that nothing more serious happened to me.”

Pop culture chronicler Rich Juzwiak adds his two cents about Perez: “I just kind of want to throw up my hands (or in my hands) and call out this character, this persona, this online half-person for what it is: bad for the Internet, bad for gay people, bad for the world. I can’t help but feel like everything would be better off without him… I racked my brain and I’ve still come up with absolutely nothing positive or pro-social that he has brought to the world.”

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  • kevin

    I am gay and offended after seeing the video, Perez is an idiot, and I personally am boycotting his website .

  • http://isreal Mike

    Perez is GAY imself!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aj

    amen, just another mediawhore.

  • xoso

    That photo is so gross.

  • melis

    we get P, u were scared. BUT why did he call him a faggot.. I mean really i bet yhe wanted to use the other word [N] but knew he was gonna get royal ass kicking if he did.

  • Katie

    goodness i can’t stand perez hilton! why would you say an anti-gay slur when you’re gay! that doesn’t make any sense! does anyone even feel sorry for him? i mean years of bashing, hating, and criticizing people and now he’s the “victim”!

    that’s why i like justjared so much better!

  • http://isreal Mike

    @Mike: *him

  • rpatzfan

    ewww!

  • T

    Um, was this pic taken after the beatdown? He looks a hot flaming mess!!!

  • Diva

    Ive been on a personal boycott of perez’s site for over a year. he’s too malicious. I visit celeb gossip sites to be entertained for a few moments while at work – not to bring people down out of spite and jealousy. Perez seems to use this vicious tactic. he doesn’t seem to know what JustJared knows – that you get more with honey…etc etc.

  • Fabienne

    Are people not thinking that the attack on him was dreadful as well though? He may have said anti-social words but violence and hitting is scarey and unacceptable. Who started it the word wrong doer or the physical attacker? It seems like America gets freaked with the spoken word more than violence. No matter what, that man should not have hit Perez. Same with the Chris, Rhianna thing. JMO.

  • twifanatic Amanda

    I couldn’t believe he called him that. For all his gay equality promotion he is not helping the situation by using a very hurtful word and ADMITTING it!

  • sillyme

    Wow, those are pretty sharp words about Perez…and they’re all true. Funny, he doesn’t understand that “abuse” can be physical…or VERBAL. He doesn’t seem to have a problem with the verbal abuse he heaps on celebrities daily on his site. And, for someone who claims to have been “punched” in the face three times – where are his bruises? He’s pathetic.

  • anthony

    The best he could come up with were anti gay slurs?!?! What a hypocrite he is, it was only a matter of time someone punched him anyway with all the insults and lies he says about people for no apparent reason.

  • NO. 6 ROCKS

    @kevin:

    I’ve stopped visiting his site long ago, and so glad I did! I hope more will do the same as you and I… peace

  • LuckyL

    These are exactly the kind of turncoats that make if difficult to address actually incidents of bigotry, discrimination, or racism.

  • Ilia

    Since when did will.i.m become a thug? I always thought he was a gay men disguised as a mild mannered rapper.

  • http://littlerockstreetstyle.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    I am also boycotting perez’s website. I WAS a faithful follower, Although I never cared for him. I really was starting to get enough with the whole Miss California deal (which I thought he was a total bitch about). Then he starting calling out Adam Lambert for not coming out that he was gay. Who the hell was Perez to say when someone needs to come out of the closet. Well this is the final straw. I hope others start to boycott his website also. He has caused lots of people heartache. He is a terrible person in my book.

  • Jenny

    I am also done with Perez’s website. He is a terrible person in my book. I don’t feel sorry for him at all. He has caused lots of people personal pain and heartache.

  • jo

    Perez hilton is the biggest hypocrite. thank goodness someone said something.

  • Trina

    Good for Rich Juzwiak for saying what he did.

    “I just kind of want to throw up my hands (or in my hands) and call out this character, this persona, this online half-person for what it is: bad for the Internet, bad for gay people, bad for the world. I can’t help but feel like everything would be better off without him… I racked my brain and I’ve still come up with absolutely nothing positive or pro-social that he has brought to the world.”

  • http://www.rollinggreenmonster.com rocky_rhodes

    whats the big deal black people call each other niggas all the time i have a black friend who calls me his nigga its the same thing I’m gay and call my friends faggot ,queer ,homo and all other kinds of insults get over it the more attention he gets the more he is gonna do it

  • xero

    @sillyme: I agree. As someone who was in a long term physically abusive relationship I was finally able to escape from (literally) I don’t condone hitting or physical aggressiveness in any way. But verbal abuse can be just as bad, but more insidious and subtle. I’ve been there and done that too. He’s a hypocrit in more ways than one. I love Just Jared and won’t be going over to Perez anymore. I’ve had it with him and his antics.

  • anne

    i have no idea who he is and never visited his website before.

  • me

    Perez is ridiculous.

  • AL

    Someone please punch Perez again.

  • Chris

    Perez Hilton is cool. Gay people are stupid and sucks.

  • this family is so fubar

    Gosh, you’d think with all his $$$, he could see a decent Dermatologist. Blllllleeeeeccccchhhh

  • marisa

    perez you’re insane.

  • AlicetheGooniscuter

    One of Lavender boy’s better photos, ha ha ha. The video shows how very wrong he really is and I hope he disappears back into the oblivion he came from. Wave bah bye to your golden ticket Pez cause your big mouth finally got shut. In one photo it looks like he hit himself in the face during the ensuing struggle going on. That would be justice.

  • lisa

    Perez is horrible. Perez is Racist, and to use such a disgusting slur is despicable. He hurts the gay community much more than he helps them… Perez is just terrible any way you look at it.

  • c’mon now

    @rocky_rhodes:
    Well that is amoungst friends and Perez is nobodies’ friend. He earned his enemies! BOYCOTT!!!!!

  • assyhole

    Nice picture Jared! Props to you =D

  • taran

    Perez is creepy. He slams ever girl that ever comes in contact with the little boys he crushes on… (how old is he anyways?) He says such vulgar rude things about everyone. He is verbally abusive, no one should resort to physical violence, but i have to admit… it was bound to happen, and in no way whats so ever do I feel bad. I won’t return to his site, no one needs that much negativity. Love JJ!!

  • Bubbaness

    Team GLAAD. You can’t be that much of a hypocrite and not have your community call you out on it.

  • nathalie

    i agree with rich. “perez” is pathetic.

  • LuckyL

    rocky_rhodes @ 06/23/2009 at 3:20 pm

    whats the big deal black people call each other niggas all the time i have a black friend who calls me his nigga its the same thing I’m gay and call my friends ****** ,***** ,homo and all other kinds of insults get over it the more attention he gets the more he is gonna do it
    ____

    Clearly Perez was using it in the context of trying to make it an insult, thereby insulting himself and his community, and it was about the thought of being gay being an insult in itself. Using a slur, or “taking back” a word is of a totally different context. Also, many black people are against using that word, in whatever form, so I wouldn’t make blanket statements like that, especially since that really applies to black Americans in general anyway.

  • LuckyL

    Chris @ 06/23/2009 at 3:30 pm

    Perez Hilton is cool. Gay people are stupid and sucks.
    _____
    He’s also gay, so what the f*** are you talking about?

  • haji

    This ‘thing’ is crazy!

    that video of him crying like some battered victim is just ridiculous. did he actually expect nothing like this will ever happen to him with all the bashing he does on his site?

    and his hair is hurting my vision

  • taylorswiftfan

    I love how Jared uses a pic of Perez that literally makes me want to vomit. Perez truly is a vile human being. Violence is never the answer but the way Perez is milking his “victimization” is disgusting. There are no words strong enough to denounce this hypocritical, sexist, hateful, and perverted human being.

    Shame on him! Shame him to hell until he realizes, apologizes and takes responsibility for his actions.

    I may not always be the biggest fan of GLAAD but good on them for not falling for his BS!

  • April in Canada

    Glad they went after him, he is a menace, pig, idiot……the less we pay attention to this bastard the faster he goes away!

  • mmm

    love the flattering pic of Perez!

  • http://www.jon-tourage.com Pao lina

    Perez is going to get his ass kicked by JONATHAN KNIGHT! He said so!

  • http://zerocola.blogspot.com Frunced

    Perez is the kind of person you do not want on your side just because of the discredit his methods will do to your cause.

  • pollyanna

    I see you picked an appropriate picture to represent Perez. It’s as attractive as his attitude. He was funny when he first started, but after a few years, what he does is not healthy for us. He’s repeatedly quite hateful. That’s a little generous; he’s daily vulgar. He obviously feels very uncomfortable in his own skin. He blames everyone for his life except the man in the mirror; poor powerless Perez, so victimized. He habitually stirs up abuse. He is so used to abuse he can’t stand it if he is not getting it or stirring it up. GLADD to see the community show it’s dignity.

  • rea1rea

    haha.wow! will i am is my hero! Im surprised Perez didnt get his ass kicked sooner!!

  • TOo good to be true

    Perez totally deserves this, even Barbara Walters said so! I also love how CNN LAUGHED at his video yesterday. He is a complete moron and his 15 minutes are ticking. He spew hate and violence daily from his computer and then is shock when he mingles with the stars and learn he is NOT respected by them. Celebs like Kristy Allen, Kelly Clarkson, John Mayer and others are laughing and now, GLAAD and others are blasting him. He is toast!

  • mary

    i had no idea who this person was until i visited his web site he creeps me out.! i’m straight but if i were gay i would make every effort to distance myself from this nut. no, he didn’t deserve to be hit but a small part of me is glad that it happened.

  • karenina

    HE IS AND IDIOT
    i mean insulting gays when you are one? i dont have anything against gay people btw..

  • cutiemcfreckles

    haha, love the pic. I love your site sooo much more than Perez’s Jared. Don’t really read Perez all that much. He is insecure and so gossipy.

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