GLAAD has made it clear to Perez Hilton that just because he’s a flaming homosexual, doesn’t mean he can sling the word “faggot” around with impunity. In a statement sent to TMZ:
“We have reached out to Hilton and asked him to apologize for promoting this anti-gay slur, and we would ask media outlets to avoid repetition of the slur in their coverage of this story.
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.
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.”
Of course, Perez responded by playing the victim.
“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.”
Perez reasons that he was merely fighting back with non-violence. By calling Will.I.Am a “fucking faggot.” Golf clap. If Ghandi were alive today, he’d probably use this as a case study in passive resistance. Little known fact: Ghandi was very fond of using the line “your mother sucks cock in hell” against racists.
In related news, DrinkTheGlitter.com has a picture of the exact instant Perez Hilton was punched in the face (up top). I use the term “punch” loosely because from the picture it looks more like a love tap. Still, Will.I.Am’s manager has been charged with assault and will have to show up at Toronoto’s Old City Hall Court on Aug. 5. It is there where I assume he’ll be awarded a medal and keys to the city.