Perez Hilton has had many feuds ever since he began his blogging career with his website perezhilton.com (formerly pagesixsixsix.com) five years ago. The self-proclaimed, "Queen of All Media" has made a career--and his fortune—off of controversies; however, his latest spectacle may bring the Internet czar to his downfall.
During an altercation with the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am at the Much Music Awards in Canada, Perez called him a f**king f*ggot," which resulted in an media uproar.
How can Perez call Will.iam a "f*ggot" when he is the one who publicly led the crusade to legalize gay marriage? This is the same guy who called for the firing of Isaiah Washington from ABC television series Grey's Anatomy for making the same homophobic remarks and called for his readers to do the same.
The man who has made millions off of his loyal readers is now in risk of losing them. There are currently petitions floating around the Internet asking that his site be removed and another petition asking that his nomination for the Teen Choice Awards be recalled.
Perez is nominated for the “Choice Music: Fab-u-lous” and “Choice Web Star” categories, but 100,000 signatures could change everything. There are also other petitions asking that Perez be removed from radio stations, TV shows and off the internet entirely.
Perez's celebrity "friends" have also turned against the blogger. John Mayer recently blasted him on twitter calling him a "Dumb S**t" that "lacks control." KTLA news anchor Sam Rubin dedicated a part of his morning broadcast slamming Perez for dishing the dirt and not being able to take it himself.
The gay community, who is the backbone for his success isn’t happy with his derogatory anti-gay slurs and find Perez "dangerous." Perez's anti gay slurs against Will.i.am has even upset GLAAD, the same organization that gave him his first job in Hollywood. GLAAD released a statement saying, "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."
Instead of apologizing for his behavior, Perez released his own statement playing the victim and said that GLAAD was "criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation."
While he may not have thrown a punch, his words were violent enough. His pompous attitude about the situation, repeatedly calling Will.i.am a "thug disguised as a musician," is just pitiful and pathetic.
Interestingly enough, Perez is actually shocked by the backlash. Does he think he can just walk up to people, instigate drama, use derogatory comments and walk away brushing the dirt off his shoulders?
During a recent poll, 91% of Hollyscoop readers sided with Will.i.am. Reader ness01 even commented, "If Will.I.Am would of called him the "F" word it would of been a scandal. Perez thinks he can use it & its ok, no its not."
Unfortunately for Perez Hilton, the world doesn’t revolves around him. He can dish it but he can't take it? It’s time for Mario Armando Lavandeira to get a taste of his own medicine.