Oh, Waaah, Waah, Waaaaah! If ever there was someone for whom the rhyme “sticks and stones” was intended, <a href=”http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2009-06-24-perez-hilton-slur_N.htm?csp=34″>HERE he is:</a>
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perez Hilton isn’t apologizing for using a gay slur.
The openly gay gossip blogger said in a statement Tuesday that he would continue to say things upsetting to gay and straight people alike. The comments came after the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called for Hilton to apologize Monday for unleashing the word during an altercation at a nightclub with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am.
“I wish none of it had happened,” said Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira. “I can’t take it back. I did what I thought was best at the moment to stand up for myself in a nonviolent yet still assertive way. Clearly, I am not homophobic. Also, I am not nor have I ever claimed to be a spokesperson for the gay community.”
Rationalize much, Mario? I think I just burst a blood vessel in my eye reading that; an openly gay man ho has a website that gets hits in the millions ‘is not a spokesman for the gay community”???
Yeah. Riiiiiiight, buddy. However, if he hadn’t just done that, he might have given rise to the “Perez Hilton Defense” during his Hate Speech trial; “I was doing it as a notable member of the Gay community, your honor.”
Hilton said he used the gay slur because he thought it would be the worst thing he could possibly say to will.i.am. after the musician told the blogger not to write about his band on his website. Police charged the band’s tour manager with assault for allegedly punching Hilton during the confrontation at a Toronto nightclub early Monday morning.
“For someone in our own community to use it to attack another person by saying that it is ‘the worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear’ is incredibly dangerous,” said GLAAD media programs senior director Rashad Robinson. “It legitimizes use of a slur that is often linked to violence against our community.”
And still the Toronto authorities are silent on Hate Speech charges against our boy Mario. Hey, Canada: I you can charge Mark Steyn for simply saying Islam is a religion that teaches violence, what are you waiting for here?
now if you really want to have a laugh, Google his video rants about the incident. I won’t link here because I don’t want to give him the traffic. Noteable Quote: “I blog about drama in other people’s lives — I don’t need this drama in mine!!!”
Swear to God, he said that.