Perez Hilton to GLAAD: *you* owe *me* an apology

Picture of the fight thanks to DrinktheGlitter

It’s safe to say that Perez Hilton is easily as famous for his own drama as he is for reporting on everyone else’s. He’s started all sorts of feuds over the years. He’s also helped promote some up-and-comers by giving them a lot of free positive publicity. The only possible mention of the whole debacle regarding the scuffle with Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am on his site today is a list of links to anti-violence websites, which seems pretty damn passive aggressive.

Will.I.Am and Perez have been going back and forth via internet videos talking about the incident and why they were in the right – and for the most part, Will.I.Am is coming off as much more rational. Perez seems intent on playing the victim and milking it for as much as its worth. GLAAD issued a statement requesting that Perez publicly apologize for using the homophobic “f-word” slur (they’ve also asked the media not to keep repeating the word, including in references to the incident, which is why we won’t be writing it). Perez has said that he won’t apologize, and that GLAAD should be apologizing to him – though he doesn’t really explain why. I guess for requesting that he apologize?

GLAAD was furious when they heard Perez Hilton used a gay slur to attack Will.I.Am on Sunday night — and even asked for an apology — but now Perez is ticked off at the organization for being ticked at him. Follow that?

Hilton, a former GLAAD employee, tells TMZ:

“I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent. While I doubt I will get an apology from GLAAD, nor do I expect one, I would just hope people know how difficult it is to intellectualize a situation and think rationally when a thug disguised as a musician is screaming at your face and intimidating you. I am just very fortunate and grateful that nothing more serious happened to me.”

[From TMZ]

TMZ has a video of Perez’s slur, and it’s shocking to hear him say what he says. I appreciate Perez’s point about not resorting to violence, but I hardly believe that was why he said what he said. He’s trying to make it sound like he could have got into a physical fight so instead he got in a verbal one. That’s bull. If anything it seems like he was trying to provoke Will.I.Am and his manager further by using the f slur. It wasn’t meant to diffuse a situation, it was meant to heat it up. I’m guessing Perez just came up with that idea after the fact.

Perez is making it really hard to empathize with him. He comes across as intensely unlikeable in his video and seems more intent on drumming up hysteria than anything else. And his self-righteousness is confusing, since we still haven’t heard a compelling reason for it. There are obviously two sides to every story, but that doesn’t mean they’re both equally valid. I doubt Perez will apologize to GLAAD though. And they’re a very powerful ally to lose.

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  1. Michelle says:

    Perez deserved what happened to him. You don’t champion for gay rights and equality then toss out the same slurs that you would take offense to had they been hurled at him by and co.

    While I disagreed with and didn’t care for Carrie Prejean and her views, Perez just proved what a hypocrite he is for attacking her when he HIMSELF tossed out hurtful slurs that he KNEW would set the guy off, which he admitted in his stupid whiny video.

    Perez is a disgusting hypocrite, liar, and a bottomfeeder, and I am glad he got his comeuppance. Finally. Now if he would just go away already. He needs to be blacklisted… how the hell did he make it this far, anyway? He doesn’t report anything of value, just trashes and sh*t talks people while doodling on their pictures. Any trained chimpanzee could do that.

  2. Skins says:

    This guy is a total flaming a-hole. He insults teenage girls like Miley Cyrus, calling them whores and sluts, calls this guy a fag and is suprised when somebody retaliates? I hope Billy Ray mans up next time he sees this loser and kicks his butt like it should be kicked. Wasn’t this hypocrit all up in arms about the Isiah Washington thing? Go cry flamer

  3. nikky says:


    did he even READ the statement that glaad put out? they were addressing your use of a homophobic slur against someone, not applauding the fact that you (so deservedly) got punched, you epic douchebag.

    Not to mention the fact that this is coming from a gay man who has presented himself as a gay rights activist, and openly blasts others for using the word. his stupidity and hypocrisy is truly limitless

    jesus i hate this worthless cretin so much.

  4. lilian says:

    He should not have said that in the beginning and he comes off childish. What i find sad about this is that he chose a defamatory word that dude in grey’s anatomy said but try to make it seem like it’s different situation. It’s all the same.

    I think Perez should have said this ;):

    As a member of the gay community, I shouldn’t have used the f word since i understand very well that it is an insult. That said, to all the people who said I deserved it, the use of the word didn’t warrant a physical assault.

    Saying that an assault was valide (or you searched or looked or whatev for it) because of verbal provocation is very dangerous. I know that it doesn’t compare but it’s like saying a man was in the right to hurt his girlfriend or wife because she verbally assaulted him. That is why I would like for everybody to refrain from saying such thing.

    OOOOMMMMGGGG! I think i just sounded a little bit like Perez. This is not Good.

    for those who think that with my little (long) message i COMPLETELY side with him…think again. Just maybe on one point.

  5. Sauronsarmy says:

    I’m more surprised he didn’t say the “N” word. But anyway he deserved it. You can’t go around spewing incredibly hateful things without KARMA bitting you in the ass. Or in his case punching you in the face.

  6. wow says:

    Oh man! I know its wrong that I can’t stop laughing at this pic of him getting hit, but Lol. At first it just looks like he’s frozen in time at an old rave-party. But knowing what we know – it’s just …lol. I’m wrong I know.

    But anyway – Perez had a mark under his right eye – this hand looks like it just caught an ear or air. I don’t think this is the one that delivered the blow that made him feel as if his “eye was falling out”.

    *rolls eyes*

  7. Mollymuffin says:

    Perez must’ve been the type of child who would harass a dog over and over again, until the dog retaliated and bit him.

    Then he would run home and demand that his parents make the owner put down that violent dog.

  8. connie says:

    “I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent.”

    oh right, the scary situation that you provoked?

  9. Renee says:

    Do you recall his freak out over Isaiah Washington using the slur? I went to his site this morning and the posts appear to be missing…
    I’m on an official boycott. I realize I should have done so long ago, but his latest antics have left a bad taste in my mouth.

  10. Kelly says:

    Hi Perez!!!
    Stay strong to your convictions! My sister Tara and I are with you and can I say -I enjoyed your outfit and hair that night, tell Lady Gaga hello for us.
    Your friend,Kelly

  11. hunnybe says:

    Waaaaa poor Perez. This ‘man’ harrassed someone relentlessly and got beat up but he is the victim and it is not his fault?Honestly I wish they would have let him keep going for another minute or so because I’m pretty sure the N-word would have spilled out of his nasty potty mouth.But i guess to those defending him that would have been ok also?We all know his main problem with Isaiah was that he was black, not that he used the word as he doesn’t have a problem saying itto offend others.

  12. javelin says:

    Rolling Stone ran an article on Perez Hilton at one point, detailing his upbringing– spent isolated in his bedroom with his beloved television, and his beloved junk food. It suddenly became clearer why Perez has no social skills, emotional intelligence, depth, or character. It seems he only uses his prominent “voice” in society to serve his own self-interest, painting himself the eternal victim, owed eternal praise, for promoting a convoluted brand of “truth”.

  13. lala says:

    i love the pic of perez getting punched. he deserved what happened to him. and kelly if u support him so much go to his site to say hi. im sure he doesnt come to this site and probely wont b seeing your comment.

  14. Ned says:

    I can’t stand “Perez”, but when one person is violent, there is no question that you are not supposed to go afer the the victim and demand an apology.

    He is absolutely right.
    He was intimidated by a thug and his crowd, and then it turned violent.

    I don’t think he should be judged by what he said, when he was the one who was being threatened by violent people.

  15. AllStar says:

    The hand that is making contact with Perez’s head in this picture looks white to me. If the guy he is accusing is black, there’s your proof right there.

  16. rbsesq says:

    How he “non-violently dealt with a scary situation”? Excuse me?! It should be more like how he ignorantly dealt with a situation of his own making with derogatory language designed to incite.

  17. wow says:

    Isn’t verbal assault just as bad as physical asault?

    He’s vile. Just like those people who provoke others to hit them and then want to sue. Please.

    I’m sure Carrie is somewhere laughing and sending Polo & a thank you note. Perez can dish it out but he can’t take it. He’s the coward and a hypocrit to boot.

    He needs to just fall back and be silent. I don’t feel bad for him at all. He’s a disgrace to the human race all together.

  18. gg says:

    Bitter queen’s time is UP.

  19. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    That’s pretty much my favourite photo ever. Perez Hilton getting punched in the face and screaming like the vile creature he is. Awesome stuff.

  20. h00bydice says:

    The only thing that surprises me…is this the 1st time Perez has been punched for lacking a filter between his envious brain and his malicious mouth? He’s just a boy crying wolf! He so reminds me of that saying, “rubbing salt into the wound” – he keeps niggling and niggling at a spot until it becomes an open sore then cries foul when the woundee retaliates. Perez needs to be hit a few more times then maybe he’ll shut his very uneducated mouth. Any Hollywood, please STOP finding him work.

  21. C-DUB says:

    Quit talking Sh*t = Not getting your ass kicked!

  22. Jessie says:

    I think I just found my new wallpaper for my desktop!

  23. what says:

    is gay or something??????? or he just didnt want to call him the N word?!

  24. Rosanna says:

    This time Perez is totally right. NOBODY deserves violence and no amount of insults should be an excuse to hit anybody. Plus, GLAAD is ok with him when he insults Prejean but mysteriously not ok when he insults Will.I.Am? They gotta do some explaining here.

  25. Fan of none... says:

    He clearly was ignored/teased in school and still has it out for the “popular kids” = Text book loser

    It’s KILLIN’ him that once again, he’s the loser, and even worse, this time the principal (GLAAD) called him into the office

  26. Marie says:

    Stop being such a cry baby! Perez insults people (verbal violence ) every day. Bitch, please!!!

  27. Kelly says:

    lala he goes on this site and dozen others everyday. Thats his job.
    Its a cool artsy photo fo sho but I don’t like people hitting other people. You should watch out you might get hit

  28. Jag says:

    lol So he diffuses a situation by using a slur against the “thug?” He’s such a crybaby. If he wanted to diffuse something, he could’ve just walked away. Idiot.

  29. lola lola says:

    PH is scum. It has nothing to do with his sexuality. He is a filth and I’m surprised more people haven’t pummeled him over the years. He needs to get a real job and go away.

  30. Lita says:

    Off topicish; I am so old I remember when the “f-word” meant something rather different!

  31. velcrodots says:

    The thing I truly do not get, is why he thinks he was being non-violent. If he actually did take the high-road in this situation, he would have walked away and not called anything derogatory. But no, he provoked him and thus deserved what he got. He cannot claim moral authority over this situation, and I wish he’d stop being more dramatic than Chris Crocker!

  32. Snoopchew says:

    Indifference is alot more vicious than hate. I know I don’t give a hoot about this excuse for a human being.

  33. jm says:

    LOVE this picture! What comes around goes around, no?

    This scumbag has a blurb about Isaiah Washington getting fired from Grey’s Anatomy (after PH did all he could to lobby for it). The blurb is entitled “He Had It Coming.” Poetic justice, anyone?

  34. gg says:

    Maybe now he might wanna think about listening to that Voice of Karma, again telling him he needs to change his ways … Ay, Nancy? 😉

  35. Shay says:

    Perez probably got knocked so hard he didn’t know what or who hit him. I’m sure he assumed the person yelling at him (Will) is who hit him.

  36. Annabelle says:

    Perez needs to take some responsibility for his part in this. It is PATHETIC that he can’t own up to starting the whole thing. It never would have happened if Perez hadn’t slandered Will in the first place. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT D*CKHEAD?!

    He has absolutely no emotional intelligence, he argues like a two year old.

  37. Annabelle says:

    “I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me”

    So, if criticizing is victimizing, he is admitting to victimizing the countless number of celebrities he writes about on his site? Douche-bag.

  38. eternalcanadian says:

    Oh Perez, did you see what you wrote? You are not taking responsibility for your actions. I think you should take a long and hard look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself why did you say those words to Will.I.Am? Even if he was smacking you down, you did not have to use those words. You might also consider seeking the help of those experienced in conflict and anger management so you are able to better handle such situations in the future. Going around insisting people (such as GLAAD) apologize to you is not the way to go. Also perhaps take a second look at what you write per your web-site and wonder if maybe this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black per name-calling and harrassment. Good luck Perez, you are going to need it.

  39. hello... says:

    yes this is good wallpaper depending on how long u want to look at his walrus looking arse!

  40. MiuMiu says:

    there are tons of celebrities who are envious of Polo for landing this fist on Perez Hilton.

    one thing is clear: perez hilton deserves it. actually, he deserved more than a punch. i mean there are just things in the world that may not make sense – law wise – but makes sense as far as common sense is concerned. And Mario Lavandera getting smacked is one of them.

  41. lea says:

    For all of you that said you are glad Perez got hit are saying words are a cause to get punch, then I wonder why Chris Brown was charge? I’m sure She said something he did not like.
    Who ever hit Perez should be charge like Brown charge.
    All of Carrie P people are saying he should get hit because he ask her the question that started her down fall.
    You even got John Douche bag Mayer trying to get in it because he got caught in a lie about making out with Perez. So all these people have motives for saying violence was good.
    Next time Mayer the douche bag is insulting a women, a women should walk up and punch him in the eye.
    Next time Carrie P is on one of her I’m all mighty rants some one should hit her.

  42. Jazz says:

    Haven’t been to that website in ages, not a fan. Especially when the first 100 posts are idiots going “FIRST!!”

  43. Mary says:

    I agree with Rosanna Lea. That GLAAD group was all behind Perez when he was talking about Carry Pregean but now want to back off?
    May be Will I am was acting like Perez called. I think Will is in the closet.
    Since when was words reason to punch some one?
    Some stars can act like snots. May be we should start punching them. Especially Douche bag Mayer next time dumps on a women because he a closet gay guy.
    Hitting people is so wrong on all levels.
    I can’t wait untill Will I am get mad at some of you white Republicans and have his people puch you in the mouth because don’t support Obama.

  44. hunnybe says:

    #43… you really should shut up seriously.This had nothing to do with politics,you are clearly a nut job.Perez decided it was a good idea to get in someones face and yell at and insult them and got punched by the hired help doing what they were paid to do.Would the Secret Service be wrong to handle some crazy nut harrassing the president(no matter which one it is)?Maybe next time he will think before he acts like like a complete monkeys ass.

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