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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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WentsWorthit @ 06/25/2009 at 12:21 pm

Well said…PEEHilton, needs to be shut down.

very well said!

team william perez is just awfull

Team BEP!! Will is right. Perez promotes violence on his site by attacking people based on how they look and not their talents. I was completely disgusted that he attacked Adam Sandler’s child for NO reason. I was appalled when he published photos of Black with his partner having sex. I was outraged when he forced people to come out when they wanted to keep their sexuality private. Perez knows its over for him. Polls are showing 80-95% supporting BEP and not him! Its over…he is the laughing stock (celebs are making fun of him) and he has lost his base. He is toast.

team william

team william

100% totally well said.

BoycottToBankrupt @ 06/25/2009 at 1:20 pm

BoycottToBankrupt @ 06/25/2009 at 1:14 pm Perez Hilton is RACIST. He called Will.I.Am a “THUG” and FALSELY accused him of assault simply because Will is black. He thought the public would automatically believe that Will was violent SIMPLY BECAUSE he is black.

Perez Hilton is HOMOPHOBIC. He said Will did not deserve respect because he is a “F*CKING F*GGOT!! Hilton therefore obviously believes gays are not worthy of respect.

Hit Perez Hilton where it hurts — in the wallet. Contact his advertisers and tell them you will NOT patronize their products or services so long as they advertise on his site. Start by contacting http://www.hbo.com and DEMAND that they pull their current ad from his site.

This subhuman pig does not respect women, children, blacks, gays or anyone with whom he disagrees politically. The only thing he respects of the almighty dollar. BANKRUPT HIM

I just called corporate relations at much music to complain. PH is a sociopath, and people like him who are V V verbally violent cannot be encouraged. Sometime, some whack job Perez follower is going to take PH exhortations to violence seriously and do some serious physical damage to some one thinking it will make PH happy. Or simply because PH said the person was fugly. This guy is dangerous, and so are alot of his followers.

Perefectly said. And btw, Will is a very smart man. And had sent like 4 teens to college thru his foundation. Anyway, Will is right – racial or gay slurs should never be used to provoke anyone. Never. I can’t promise if someone shouted a slur at me that I would not punch them and I am just a skinny girl but I would really be upset so Perez put himself in the line of fire. How dare he called Fergie fugly again in his melodramatic plea. Grow up Perez you bully. Outing people and calling celeb kids awful names and women awful names – Perez is a pig. Plain and simple.

@shurly: You are right. I wouldn’t stand like an idiot. I would’ve walked away.

Perez has consistantly slandered and painted several celebrities in a bad light. It is mind boggling how he believes he can go as far as calling celebrites “gay faces” “whores” ” *****” “FUG” and more but NO ONE can call him out on it or defend themselves. Every time someone has even hinted being upset with him, Perez goes on a tangent and says a diatribe against them. It just goes to prove how immature, insecure, and selfish he is. Karma comes in many ways; sometimes really ugly. It all depends on the severity of the person’s action; in this case, extremely. I believe this is just a cry for attention.

PEREZ HILTON NEEDS THE SLUGFEST ONCE IN A WHILE TO JUST WAKE HIM UP AND MAKE HIM REALIZED HE’S PART OF HUMANITY THAT HE BASICALLY LOATHED AT. LUCKY FOR HIM THAT HE JUST GET PUNCHED, PEREZ DESERVED MORE THAN THAT. IF I WERE W.I.AM. HE COULD HAVED SUED HIM FOR HIS RACIAL, AND GAY SLUR
CANADA HAS MORE TOUGHER RULE IN THAT SUBJECT THAN THE U.S.

Well said Will.

Am i the only one who sees what Perez did? He said Will.I.Am. struck him, will.i. am said he didn’t, then perez blogged saying the manager did it. So why is Will getting hated on? lol

Perez is a baby,

Perez is so concerned about suing for his ‘injury’; he should be thinking about that fact that Canada might have a beef with HIM for using hate speech in a public place. Some Canadians have suggested that there is such a law in Canada. If so, Perez himself could be charged. What is unforgivable is that by his own words Perez used the term F***** deliberately. It wasn’t something said in the heat of the moment without thought. He accused HIMSELF on the first video, now he’s trying to back out of it. I’d really like to see his blog GONE. There are many more places to get our celebrity fix without giving this excuse for a human being a forum.

anonymous @ 06/25/2009 at 2:08 pm

@Ilia:

Thanks for your feedback Perez. I mean Lilia.

exi @ 06/25/2009 at 10:38 am

violence is never the answer. yes, perez called him something he regrets (well, he SAYS he regrets) but the will i am shouldn’t have been a coward and gave it back to him! he shouldn’t have had his manager hit him! i’m not supporting the black eyed peas for being violet towards someone. that said, i’m not supporting perez for calling someone the f word. but to those saying will.i.am. should sue for harrassment and slander, perezis suing for physical abuse MUCH WORSE and could also sue for harrassment as well.
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Ok it’s a slow day lol. Do you really think Will.I.Am HAD his manager hit Perez. Is it so far fetched to think that the manager did it on his own? Almost everyone on this site is pissed at Perez and would HIT him if given the opportunity. Why would you think Will.I.Am would have ‘had” his manager hit Perez. He could have decked the big crybaby himself, but HE showed restraint. If anyone was a coward it’s the big attention hog Perez; he hides behind a computer insulting celebrities AND their small children. BTW you you’re not supporting THE BLACK EYE PEAS WERE VIOLENT towards anyone; not ONE of the PEAS hit him, the manager did. That’s like calling YOU violent if your FRIEND hits someone. As for slander, Perez PUBLICLY accused Will.I.Am of hitting him, when he didn’t. Please stay focused

i voiced my opinion to hbo so they can styop advertising with perez. perezi is so vile.

royal beauty @ 06/25/2009 at 2:34 pm

Great response Will-i-am! Perez, if you were sued for all the verbal abuse you spruil on your lame website, you’d be as broke as you look!

Muzzafuzza @ 06/25/2009 at 2:40 pm

Why do people keep bringing up the BS rumor that Will.I.AM is gay? Like that is any type of justification for Perez’s actions. In fact, that would make his slur all the more horrific honestly. Inflicting that term on a fellow homosexual. I, for one, do not believe that Will.I.Am is gay. But quite frankly, Closeted or not, Out or not Will.I.Am could be the gayest thing since gay came to gaytown and that STILL wouldn’t excuse or justify Perez and his provocative verbal assault.

I’m going to loose my mind if one more person says “They have to expect people to not like their music”.. THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENED. Will defended Fergie because she was angry Perez talks so much **** about her yet acts like her friend in person.. he is so fake and she got angry. If you watch the video on TMZ you can only hear Perez screaming hateful things..while Will’s voice is barely heard.. he was not screaming.

Perez is mentally ill. He said in his written complaint that Perez and Mario are two different people.. he is crazy.

This man is so right.. there are HUGE tragic things going on right now.. who cares about Perez

groundcontrol @ 06/25/2009 at 3:47 pm

Why are people so down on Perez Hilton? His gossip site isn’t any worse than a lot of others and certainly not as bad or hateful as some gossip sites. Try Michael K at DListed or Ian Halperin at IUC or a bunch of others that spew out hateful gossip – some wittier than others – but just the same they do it to make money. There is nothing that Hilton does that others don’t also do.
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I really do think Hilton attracts a lot more anger from people because he is so blatantly gay and sometimes silly but mostly because he is so very, in your face gay.
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There is NO excuse for physically assaulting another person unless it is in defense of yourself or another. Will.i.am’s press release sounds exactly like he is equating perceived unkind words with physical violence. Sorry. They are not. Will.i.am is just sticking up for his manager and trying to justify the assault.

Brownsugar @ 06/25/2009 at 4:02 pm

why is it all about sexuality? look @ it this way: a man called another man something he didn’t like (and which was extremely offensive). it’s usually the way fights get started.

oh yeah but its okay for perez to say the fa word to someone else but not for isiah washington, who’s career was obliviated. yeah that sounds real fair. i couldn’t care how gay perez was, will.i.am’s manager wouldn’t have taken that BS off a straight guy either.

Just because you were born doesnt mean you deserve respect….respect has to be earned, its not a basic right.

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