It’s impossible for me to ignore the latest dramz involving Perez Hilton getting slugged by Black Eyed Peas‘ manager, Polo Molina. And now I have something to say about it.
Perez Hilton is a bully, but we knew that already. His site is built around the antagonizing of celebrities–from their most superficial promotional stunts to their most vulnerable moments of anguish and personal trauma. Of course I visit the site, more often than I ought to, though it’s never been about Perez’s “opinion”–he just tends to have the stories first. Guilty? Sure.
As for the “incident”:
Violence is, as he blubbered into the camera of his “statement” posted on PerezHilton.com earlier this morning, never the answer. That is a fact, and I agree that Molina’s alleged actions were unacceptable and despicable.
But were they entirely unwarranted?
As the “Queen of All Media” purports wholeheartedly in his eleven minute whine-fest, he clearly sees no wrong in what he does. “I like writing about other people’s drama,” he babbles as his eyes turn glassy, “I don’t like drama in my own life.” I mean, it’s like…it’s just words, right? Words are totally not violent or damaging! So obviously, it would make sense that the Queen of Mean can’t wrap his mind around why someone could possibly get upset for calling Fergie “fugly.”
Or when he called Will.i.Am a faggot on Sunday night after the MuchMusicAwards Show.
The hypocrisy loaded into that “insult,” that “faggot,” fired out against the Black Eyed Peas member by the guest judge of the Miss USA competition (who, at one time, made it his own personal vendetta to have Miss California publicly squashed and eventually dethroned for her anti-gay marriage stance), has managed to trump and effectively negate anything he’s ever “done” for the movement. I’ve always said Perez has been continuing to set the gay rights campaign back for years, but this truly takes the cake. A “faggot”? Really, Perez? Thank you. Thank you for succumbing to middle school association of a word already too far deep in negative connotation.
Why did it happen anyway? Because Perez got flustered–because Will.i.Am confronted Perez for trashing his band on the website. And what else could a threatened bully with full reign over public opinion and a nasty case of severe victim complex react with but a split-instant schoolboy response straight off the playground: “You’re a faggot,” or as Perez called his response, “the worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear.”
It’s almost too sad, though it does explain why he takes no issue with his BFF Katy Perry‘s “Ur So Gay.”
Grow up, you big baby…you’re embarrassing all of us.