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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

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take that perez!
go Will.i.am!

Brownsugar @ 06/25/2009 at 5:03 am

perez what a jackass you are. you took a gamble by runningyour mouth (to the wrong people it turns out) and you got punished.you can’t go around calling people offensive names and then throwyourself on the altar of free speech. yeah you had a right to saywhat you wanted and the other party has a right to respond (be it physically or verbally).

one day, if i decide to go around callingguys f*****s or other girls d***s, i’d expect the worse. if you had called me that, by the time i was through, you’d be lucky torremember your own name, be it mario or perez. word’s are powerfulthings, how do you think fights get started? if you can’t handle theresponsibility of using words (without hurting people), then shut the f***up. you should be ashamed.

Brownsugar @ 06/25/2009 at 5:07 am

I am NO fan of perez so i won’t bother pretending that he’ll learnfrom this experience and become a better person because frankly hehas neither the brain nor the capacity.

Sleep tight a**hole and keep your eyez open when you’re on the stret from now on, i’m sure this is just first serving of getting your flabby ass handed to you. :)

incognito @ 06/25/2009 at 5:22 am

well said my dear brother.

Brownsugar @ 06/25/2009 at 5:23 am

Go Team Will.i.am!
You have shown more class than Perez ever could. Well done!

You should listen to Perez’s rants on youtube!! It is hilarious!!

Wow I’m really shocked to see positive comments for this guy. After coldly blindsiding him with a punch to the head several times. All sites talk smack, not just PH. It was unprovoked to boot, yeah most people use words to express themselves. It’s a gossip site for petes sake.

Hi everyone. I found this article online about the incident. After reading it and seeing the picture I think that fatty is lying through his teeth.He probably punched himself.

Link
http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=8613_Photo_of_Perez_Hilton_Punched_Shows_A_Different_StoryH

@Ilia:

Apparently you are the one who is semi-literate. The altercation did not take place with “Ms.Hilton”, as you suggest, but with Perez Hilton the blogger. Your small brain also failed to absorb that it is Perez Hilton and not Will I.Am who is a homosexual, thus the controversey over his use of the word. Now go work on your word comprehension and quit being a mean little bigot!

Really? you buy that? Are you naive? He was following perez hilton all night. He was just as much to blame. If you put yourself in the public eye then someone can write about you…Same for Perez. He cannot seperate his Perez persona from his own identity…

Perez is out of control. He is a cancer to the gay community and to society. It is a miracle he has not been smacked before now. I hope Perez crawls back in his hole and stays out of the daylight forever.

Maria (Shorty) @ 06/25/2009 at 8:06 am

YOU TELL IT WILL! WELL SAID!!

He has a lot more class than Perez, in handling this situation. I hope Perez gets what he deserves and the truth comes out.

completely agree with comment #23

ilia, oh dear. you really must be perez if you’re taking this seriously. hahaha. eff my mother? really? lol. oh the class and the wit. this is the type of person that idolizes perez.

ilia … correction: you’re taking the comments all too personally. lol.

and for some of the twits that keep insisting that will clocked perez, it was the manager. even perez modified his initial story and now claims it was the manager. actually, based on the picture of that punch, it seems perez was blind-sided. not sure if he even knew who really clocked him.

and whether will.i.am is gay or not, that shouldn’t matter. perez still uttered a slur that he had strongly condemned before. he used it as a derogatory term, by his own admission.

while violence isn’t the answer, it really isn’t surprising that he got the reaction that he did. i hope perez’s newest apology is genuine. this time, he even utilized paragraphs.

ehnso @ 06/25/2009 at 9:01 am

I argee with you. The punch is coming towards to side of his big fat empty head.Not a direct hit to the face.

@….: I think you need to update yourself on what’s going on. Perez called Will.i.am names at the event and Will.I.am did NOT hit Perez. It was the BEP’s manager. Get your “facts” together before you start commenting.

I never really had an opinion on him until now but I really respect him after his response.

Hitler through his words provoked the slaughter of millions of people. Hilton is no different (hmm..how close are those names)? Verbal violence when you have 8million clicks per day is not what this world needs.

Maybe if a Jew punched Hitler for his words, we could have avoided WWII. Hilton incites violence through his words, and then stands back and says…”don’t blame me”..just like the Nazi leaders at Nuremberg.

TINY DANCER @ 06/25/2009 at 9:31 am

Why is the ugly racist pig ranting and ranting like a deranged lunatic.The video clearly indicates he is not of sound mind. More sort of a sociopath persona. A person who loves to lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie to live in his vision of reality.

zach swan @ 06/25/2009 at 9:44 am

@anna:
The incident took place in Canada. He won’t get anywhere with his lawsuit. We don’t award big judgments up here for little scratches to the eye (that were provoked.) If he wanted to get paid, he should have provoked a beating back home in California.

PH should be charged in Canada for inciting hate, and banned from the country. Much Music should be ashamed for inviting this sociopath.

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