Gays, Lesbians Want Perez Hilton To ‘Apologize’ For Will.I.Am Gay Slur
Since celebrity blogger Perez Hilton slung the “F” words around at a recent altercation with Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, the gay community is particular upset about Hilton’s use of the word “f-ggot” which Perez Hilton openly admits to calling Will.I.Am during his public outburst caught on tape.
The organization GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) released a statement and seeks a public apology from Perez Hilton for using the highly offensive gay slur that in GLAAD’s words “is often linked to violence” against the gay community and for Perez Hilton to use it in the way he did “sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes.”
GLAAD also condemned any use of possible violence which, according Perez Hilton, he was punched in the eye several times by the Black Eyed Peas manager Liborio Molina aka Polo Molina, who has since turned himself into Toronto police on charges stemming from the alleged assault.
“While not all the facts in this case are known, the violence that appears to have been committed against Perez Hilton is unacceptable and ought to be condemned in the strongest possible terms,” stated Rashad Robinson, Senior Director of Media Programs at GLAAD, in the statement.
As reported on HipHopRX.com, Perez Hilton was caught on tape calling Will.I.Am the gay slur due to an alleged confrontation by Fergie over a song, then by Will.I.Am over Hilton’s alleged disrespect towards Fergie.
Hilton claims he “wanted to be as disrectful as possible” to Will.I.Am and that’s why he used the gay slur.
In response to GLAAD, Perez Hilton has not apologized but yet instead Perez Hilton who is a former GLAAD employee, told 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.”