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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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# 1

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

# 2

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

# 3

amen, just another mediawhore.

# 4

That photo is so gross.

# 5

we get P, u were scared. BUT why did he call him a ******.. 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.

# 6

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!

# 9

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

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.

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 @ 06/23/2009 at 3:06 pm

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!

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.

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 @ 06/23/2009 at 3:12 pm

@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

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

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

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 ***** 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.

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.

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

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.”

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

@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.

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

Perez is ridiculous.

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