About a month ago, internet blogger Perez Hilton's feud with Miss California dominated the web. Hilton slammed Miss California for not believing in gay rights after she disagreed that gays should be allowed to marry. He called her a b*tch and the C word. Perez quickly became a poster child for gay rights. After his latest scandal, Perez is nothing more than a hypocrite.
After an alleged assault by the manager of the Black Eyed Peas, Perez Hilton called Will.i.am a "faggot." Faggot is a word that should never be used, as it insults the LGBT community. Considering Perez is from the LGBT community, I am quite shocked that this word came out of his mouth. Considering how he was for gay rights, he is a huge hypocrite. I cannot respect someone who calls someone else a faggot, especially when it's coming from the LGBT community.
The LGBT community is less than pleased.
"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," Robinson, the senior director of media programs at GLAAD, said in a statement issued Monday. "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."
Calling someone a faggot leaves a message that it's OK to insult homosexuals. Calling someone a faggot leads to the intolerance of gays and lesbians. One would think Perez would know better, considering he was considered a huge advocate for gay rights a month ago.
Perez quickly became a trending topic on twitter and the things people were saying were not pretty. One person wrote: "Perez Hilton is not a critic, just an internet bitch, he gets his kicks from winding people up."
Perez is up for a Teen Choice Award under the category "Choice TV: Fab-u-lous," but due to his latest scandal, there is a petition — with over 6,000 signatures — to remove him from the ballot. One twitterer wrote about the situation: "Perez hilton doesnt deserve to be nominated for ANYTHING except douche bag of the year.. how lame!!"
I hope now that Perez has made the LGBT community mad, he realizes that the way he insults other people is not OK. Please boycott his blog and unfollow him on twitter. This man is really ridiculous, disgusting, and classless. I have no respect for him.