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Will.i.am: Learn To Respect Others

Will.i.am: Learn To Respect Others

Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas has released a statement regarding Sunday’s Perez-Toronto incident. Check out his message of respect:

I will not continue to comment specifically on the incident that happened in Toronto last weekend… But I would hate for my silence to be misconstrued… I do not condone harassment or violence of any kind…

No one deserves physical abuse…
And no one deserves verbal abuse…
No one deserves that…

Everyone needs to be respected…
And no ones name should be slandered in the name of hate and disrespect…
And fyi…”not every black man is a thug”…

As far as character allegations made against myself,
The members of the Black Eyed Peas,
And members of our management…
I believe that the truth will speak for itself once the details of the events are fully presented.

Hateful slurs…
Racial or gay should not be used as verbal weapons to provoke violence…

Let us all learn from the events that happened in Toronto…
That situation has already taken valuable time, energy,
And attention away from more important,
And in some cases, devastating issues happening in our world.
Thank you…
will.i.am

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Peter Kramer/Getty
Posted to: Perez Hilton, Will.I.Am

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  • Krist

    Well said.

  • meh

    Amen

  • anon

    Right on, Will.i.am.

  • Jaz

    Very well said Wil.i.am.
    But I think, at least just once, he needed his azz beat. =]

  • ehnso

    His was much more sound and easy to read than that long block of non-apology from Perez.

  • Emilia

    I love you Will. Right on. My bro and I just rewatched P’s video for a good laugh. Seriously, he deserves an Oscar for that melodrama!

  • lala

    WELL SAID!!!!!!
    And fyi…”not every black man is a thug”… LOL

  • U kicw tiy

    Well said!

  • duh

    This made me like him.

  • Jess

    AGREED!
    TEAM WILL.I.AM!!!!

  • Forever Kenny

    Well said! nice!

  • Lisa

    Well said Will.I.Am … Violence & abuse of any sort is never the answer

  • taylorswiftfan

    Yes Will! Thank you! You are an intelligent, caring, and talented human being unlike a certain unfortunate blogger. Your reflection on this incident says a lot about both characters.

  • Ladams

    I think we can tell by this post who is the bigger person here. I don’t understand why people read anything posted on PH’s hate filled blog.

  • Shar

    Semi short and sweet and straight to the point, unlike that long-ass rant from Perez .

  • Deidre

    I <3 YOU WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the rest of the BEP crew! mwaz

  • gayguy

    I cant stand Perez.. Go will!

  • rambling

    perez made a racial slur too?

  • rpatzfan

    Will i am & the BEP FTW!

  • Ilia

    Ha-ha, who knew will.i.m could speak proper English – this altercation was worth to discover that he is semi literate. Although Perez might have deserved more than he got, I still cannot bring myself to praise someone for a physical assault on another being – no matter the provocation.
    I do however think that the slur uttered by Ms. Hilton, as crude and inappropriate as it may have been, had a merit of truth to it; will.i.m is a homosexual man, and instead of posing as this tough African American rapper, he should fess up.

  • okie dokie

    well said!

  • ehnso

    #20, is that you, Perez?

  • medic

    karma for Perez, he’s crying like a baby and saying he’s a human being deserving respect….what about the people and celebs he has hurt with many of his cruel lies? did he forget they are human beings too?

  • g-girl

    It’s all coming back to Perez! Life is rubbery like that! Hate comes back people!

  • anna

    that was very well said. i was surprised to read that perez was planning on suing in excess $25,000. for what??? if anything shouldn’t will.i.am and fergie sue for defamation and harassment and slander? i hope he doesn’t get a single penny out of them, he makes thousands for insulting others and i think thats wrong.

  • MFM

    I believe Perez. Will.i.am (what kind of ridiculous name is that anyway?!), you’re a jerkoff. And who are these people commenting above??? “well said, well said.” Are all of you Will.i.am posting with different names? Or are you all sheep without a brain in your heads? Perez gets beat up and now that’s okay?
    “Racial or gay [slurs] should not be used as verbal weapons to provoke violence…”, this dope says. Sounds like you are trying to build your case in court that the violence was justified because he called you a name. You are so transparent.

  • lyla

    calling a black man a thug when he isn’t clearly shows his racism
    anyways
    will i am is a good man

  • Dani

    I like Will. Perez showed how much of a punk he is after all o fthis. I used to read Perez but he is so biased and rude. Props to Will for staying class.

  • JJJ

    @MFM: Obviously you are an idiot who does not know what went down. Will did not touch Perez, and Perez was not beat up. 2 punches in the face that were so soft there was no bruising.

  • Sarah

    will is one of the sweetest celebrities i’ve ever met.

    he is truly a nice guy and im sad his image is ruined

  • Anna K

    SUPER !
    TEAM WILL.I.AM- GOOD LUCK

  • accept it

    MFM, accept the backlash. Perez is hated by the majority.

  • Jacob

    It looks like Will.i.am won this feud. I’ve never been a fan of him or his band but I give him props for not acting like a little immature cry baby and taking the high road.

  • JA

    “Sounds like you are trying to build your case in court that the violence was justified because he called you a name. You are so transparent.”

    LOL I LOVE THAT. OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE CANNOT READ. WILL I AM CLEARLY SAID VIOLENCE IS NOT RIGHT..

    AND VIOLENCE COMES IN MANY FORMS- EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL.

    Will was standing up for Fergie and what did he get? Pft

  • accept it

    @JJJ:

    You said it. And don’t forget that it was already caught on video that Perez uttered the gay and racial slur. And by Hilton’s admission, he thought of the worst thing he could call Will, and a gay slur was what he came up with. If there’s anybody being brainwashed, it’s MFM swallowing the Perez jizz. Pardon the vulgarity.

  • athena

    Perez can dish it out, but can’t take it….Perez needs to shut his mouth anyway. At one time, I thought he was funny, but he’s just screaming for attention by being as obnoxious and snarky as can be….all this aside, I agree with Will.I.AM..no one should have to resort to violence, and that goes for verbal abuse too.

  • MFM

    @JJJ: I know the claim is that Polo hit Perez. Read carefully dummy. Will is building his case in court indeed, as a potential co-defendant in a civil case or at the very least as a witness for Polo. Besides, Perez bled from those “soft punches.” Also, as far as the law goes, bruising is not required for a person to be charged and held to answer to an assault charge.

  • graz

    Agree wtih medic#23.
    Team Will.i.am & BEP.

  • brie

    Classy man.

  • tj

    @MFM: Perez we know that’s you ! ! Go cry on your own site ! !

  • MFM

    @tj: hahaha you’re funny

  • jon

    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! TEAM WILL.I.AM ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Sunshine anderson

    sorry, but he is a wuss and he is not being completely truthful.

    will,i.am is a closet case and that is why this whole thing escalated. perez is also a jerk, so i don’t think taking sides is necessary. they both are gay idiots in the music or gossip industry.

  • tom

    we know Perez keep going on all these sites posing as other people, hahaha, you are done Perez, now STFU and go somewhere, cry baby, start stuff, and then act like a big baby, WILL I AM IS A CLASSY GUY, WHO TOOK THE HIGH ROAD, TEAM BEP-WILL I AM.

  • jon

    LOL. Seriously Perez go cry about that tiny scratch on your face somewhere else!

  • JEFF

    will i am is not guy, Perez is still trying to slander him, if will denies it, then he is homophobic and Perez will use that against him, to get back at will i am, Perez is a phony jerk, that got his azz beat and is trying to get revenge. TEAM WILL I AM.

  • http://jj VAH+ZDAE=ZDAH

    Well said.@Emilia: I showed my brother and we both were laughing. Seriously when he goes 2 say he didn’t wanna start a fight he pauses 2 think about it!

  • JEFF

    SORRY, WILL I AM IS NOT GAY, PEREZ IS TRYING TO GET REVENGE.

  • JEFF

    WILL I AM IS NOT GAY, PEREZ IS TRYING TO GET REVENGE.

  • MFM

    Yes, I’m Perez. You guys are SOOOOO smart to figure that out! Real Mensa material you are. (before your self-congratulatory pats on the back, please note the tone of sarcasm, dummies)

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