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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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Perez had it coming!! someone was going to do it sooner or later!. Maybe he will think first before he opens his mouth….but, after all it’s Perez we are talking about so I very much doubt it.

he is disgusting!

He is make your skin crawl sickening, yet every post here pro or can helps him. That’s sick.

He has no talent or real credibility in anything other than generating web hits…………….That’s even sicker.

The major entertainment industry is dumbed down so much that this fool can exist. Why doesn’t everyone in major media just make him go away.

Your really mean, I thought justjared was nice but you put like the worst picture of Perez Hilton, I guess all blogs are cruel people behind computers. :( Sad.

I think Perez needs to step up, be a man and apologize for using the gay slur–especially since he himself is gay (although not a good example or role model for gay people).

He also has to realize that in his line of work (if you can call it “work”), if you spend the majority of your time dissing famous people there is going to be some consequences. By no means is violence the answer, but Perez needs to grow a pair and stop his crying. Also, he needs to expand his vocabulary…that way he won’t have to resort to calling people names like “******”.

I also, will not be returning to his website.

i love how in the blog he sent out he said that will.i.am was the one who hit him but then in the beginning when he was telling the story he said that the black eyed peas’ manager was the one who punched him in the face i think he’s a little messed up on the total bulls— lie hes continuing to tell eveyone….. im glad perez hilton got punched in the face it is about time someone hit him!!

people are only singling him out b/c he is in the spotlight.. I know alot of gay men that say even worse than that about other gay men but no one bats an eye at them b/c.. THEY ARENT FAMOUS! So who cares.. let him talk. he was never elected a role model.. and i danged sure wouldnt have one with that bad a skin as a role model for sure!!

@kevin:

i stopped a long time ago. there is so much about Perez that just isn’t smooth. he’s a jerk, he’s a media **** etc. that he would get all up in arms about Prejean’s frank and honest opinion and then use a term like that himself is hypocritical. and THEN he gets it up over the fact that GLAAD called him out saying that he was afraid for his life. sorry that that is no issue for using a gay, racial or any other kind of slur. not when you are trying to act like the king — i mean queen — of tolerance.

Fergie Fan ! @ 06/23/2009 at 4:05 pm

Perez is just a f*cking ***** !

GO PEAS !

GO FERGIE !

Well, he is a mess and finally someone put him on his place, perez is so irritating that it is paintful! Guess who is in the news now? Are the tables turning? This guy is only nice with a few celebs that he kisses ass. He is not only a shame for the gays, but for humanity.

”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”

Is he serious?? LOL………..calling somebody a f****** f***** instead of choosing to walk away is dealing with it non-violently?? this is the reason it turned violent and he deserved to get punched……

@Fabienne:

no one is saying that will.i.am is without guilt. but there is no excuse for such language. period. especially when those words may have caused or extended the fight.

OMG Jared you RULE!!! Love the picture you choose to go with this story!! LOL!!!

While violence is never the answer I personally have wanted to sucker punch that person for a very long time. He has nothing but hateful things to say about people. Why not use your celebrity to promote Happiness and love. If you run your mouth to the wrong person your gonna get your BUTT knocked out he is lucky it was not more severe.

I’ve been saying for months that Perez Hilton is no friend of the Gay Community. I am no Gay Advocate, but I don’t believe in demeaning people. Perez went out of his way to demean EVERYONE including Gays. When he showed those explicit pictures of 2 Gay men having s*ex, he had more than crossed the line. He is no friend to ANYONE, he is only about himself. It’s about time someone brought him down.

Violence is never the answer, but it is often the consequence of actions that provoke and even hurt others. Perez should have known this. It wasn’t a mere slip of the tongue in the moment that caused him to call Will.I.Am a ******. He said the exact words he intended to say to Will because Perez has shown that he believes that to be called a *** is the worst thing in the world. He willing provoked the man and it is to Will’s credit that HE did not flatten Perez’s face. Will didn’t even hit him. Perez Hilton is a liar and an opportunist; manipulative and egotistical. He has outed Gays, he has ridiculed people he THINKS are Gay because they have not come out. He has insulted many celebrities on a personAL level, even those he CLAIMS to like.

The fact that Perez didn’t even apologize for the use of the word shows that he is disconnected from reality, his viewers and the Gay Community. He said once that he doesn’t represent the Gays, now I hope the Gay community gets it. Maya Angelou said, “If, someone shows you who they are, Believe them.”

His tirade on video was shameful. He’s just a big crybaby. My 3 year old niece has fallen and gotten hurt far worse with less crying than this big wuss. The man has no self-esteem, no respect even for himself. He is a drama queen, who might have seen his last drama. People need to STOP inviting him to these celebrity parties; he does NOTHING for their careers and they should stop giving him access I hope he becomes a Pariah. People should be done with him hurting others and not taking responsibility for his actions.

f**kperez @ 06/23/2009 at 4:15 pm

Like everybody else, I’m suprised this hasn’t happened sooner. Perez writes incredibly hurtful and vile things, and has gotten away with it til now. I do understand that everyone is entitled to their own personal opinion, but when your personal opinion is viewed by millions of people a day, you have to be a little more sensible about the crap you write. Too often, he’s unnecessarily vicious, no longer entertaining, but rather embarrassing. In conclusion, DOWN WITH THE MEDIA ***** THAT IS PEREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple of things… First, I love the fact that Jared used the absolute worst picture of him. lol Perez says in his video that physical violence is never the answer, yet it’s ok to inflict emotional and physical damage on children. This is the same man who wrote nasty things about a child and scribbled on their picture (Sadie Sandler). He’s a hypocrite and uses his website to bully and intimidate. Lastly, I think the reason he used the F word is that he wanted to provoke WIA into saying or doing something that would make him look bad.

I’m happy GLAAD finally spoke up, it’s about time, he has set the gay movement back years.

I haven’t gone to his site in a couple of years, he’s a bully and he needs to be gone.

loverducky @ 06/23/2009 at 4:25 pm

Perez is trying to play himself up as such a victim. Sometimes words are just as bad as violence, and he isn’t taking any responsibility for his role in this altercation. He is trying to get all this sympathy but he is just making himself look like a helpless loser.

Liverwurst @ 06/23/2009 at 4:25 pm

When will this idiot learn that words wound just as deeply as physical blows. Maybe in time he can self reflect on how irresponsible and hateful his words can be towards others. JJ has chosen the same career and for the most part, conducts himself with integrity and honor.

I think Perez Hilton is the scum of the celebrity world – a real bottom-feeder who uses bullying to get his way. He deserves whatever happens to him. He’s all about attention and he’ll say anything or do anything to get it. He is worse than the tabloids….and it’s about time people are calling him on his ****. This is the perfect opportunity to put a stop to the lies, rumor-mongering, doodling on people’s pictures, etc. I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would want him on their TV show, judging a beauty contest, or even giving him the time of day.

It is about time celebrities and journalist started to speak out against PH. He is a thug and a blackmailer and a terrorist. No one should have that kind of power. Why does he think he can call people ugly names and talk trash about them? Why has it taken so long for people to call him on it? I hope HE is sued for every penny he has made on his HATE blog.
It’s about time people…it’s about time

The gay fad is so passe…so over.

Real men and real women are coming back in vogue. Now won’t that be novel !?!

Gayism will fade into the woodwork soon. The fad is just about done with.

Ellen and Portia will divorce within the next three years. Ellen will stay lesbian but Portia will revert to normal again.

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