Kelly Clarkson on Perez Hilton: “He Has Flowers in the Mail–The Manager”

When asked by an interviewer if she’d heard about “the Perez thing” Kelly Clarkson laughed, “He has flowers in the mail–the manager.” Kelly “doesn’t not like” Perez, she just thinks “when you dish that much out, you better be able to take somethin'”

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“I’ve been hit in the face before, and I didn’t make a video crying about it, ” says Kelly

Who would hit Kelly? The bastards!

Also, GLAAD is not amused.

UPDATE: Here’s Perez’s response to GLAAD:

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.

Why can’t he just admit he was wrong? He didn’t deserve to get punched for it, but still–calling Will.i.Am a f*ggot was just wrong.

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75 Comments

  1. No kidding, who could possibly hit Kelly?!

    That reminds me John Mayer’s tweet on the subject…a lot of people think he’s a douche, but it was hilarious. “Last year P!nk kneed me in the nuts outside Chateau Marmont. I was pissing blood for days. Did I make a scene?”

    LMAO, and I just saw this one: “@perezhilton’s video statement is so long that by the end of it his cut healed.” His ongoing feud with Perez cracks my shit up, I can’t help it.

  2. Go Kelly! I’m all for snark and have no issue with Perez’s site overall but he’s such a crybaby. He really is the elementary schoolyard kid who picks on people but runs crying to the teacher as soon as somebody stands up to him. I’d respect the guy much more if he’d just man up and admit that he knows he’ll have to take it sometimes if he wants to dish it out. I think he got decked for using the gay slur anyway, it wasn’t really about his blog snark on Fergie. Hitting him over that would be less understandable.

  3. who would hit kelly, indeed! i mean 1) uber nice but 2) you can tell that girl will fight you if it comes down to it. girls got some cojones. *high five kelly

    and good for GLAAD! that was the part i found the most disturbing about this whole thing. all the shit he gave adam and other people for not “doing what was right for the gay community”. b!tch PLEASE. what he did was so much more damaging.

  4. GeminiDolly – MJ had a post on it earlier today with some links to the play by play.

  5. GeminiDolly
    Jun 23rd, 2009 at 2:46 am
    Someone fill me in. What happened?

    It was another popcorn moment on Twitter, boy its fun watching things unfold!

  6. Ok got caught up. I would have been right there with that manager socking him on the other eye. ha ha.

  7. Kelly FTW!!! Go Kelly! Tell it like it is!!!

    Honestly, perhaps this (possibly minor incident) is all it takes to put PH in his place. He needs to thank his lucky stars, because I’m thinking it could have been worse…

  8. I love Kelly. We could be BFF’s for sure.

    Perez should be embarrased….he wanted Adam to be some gay flag waver, and look who GLAAD is pissed off at. And deservedly so…that epithet he used is odious, and he knew it. He should be totally ashamed of himself. I would have kicked his ass myself. Sorry, I know violence is not a solution, but every now and then it sure fits the crime. Karma, Perez, karma. Now go on apologize, cause you are so overdue. Maybe everyone Perez has pissed off should send the manager some floral arrangements, lol.

  9. awwww who would hit kelly???

    and i’m all for ahmisa and non-violence, but yesterday after i heard about this incident i finally did a wikipedia search on perez hilton (i know i’m pretty late) and echo kelly’s statement ‘when you dish that much out, you better be able to take somethinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ :devil_tb:

  10. LOL @ Kelly, the girl is right!

    He, I wonder how Perez will react to the GLAAD statement, such a hypocrite, promoting the “gay rights” and pushing people out of the closet, and then acting like this? He sould be ashamed (and of course he won’t be). It was indeed very disturbing to hear him say that the worst insults he could come up with were related to sexuality. Disgusting.

  11. Ok it’s official I LOVE KELLY CLARKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I LOVE HER TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Love Kelly! Was really glad to read about GLAAD’s reaction. For someone who purports to be the ultimate gay activist, Perez does so much to hurt gays. It has never made sense to me and this incident just bore that out. Can’t wait to see his response!

    Don’t believe in hitting, but Perez really does need to learn that what goes around, comes around!

  13. Is it wrong that I was too distracted by the interviewer’s hotness to hear what Kelly was saying? :unsure_tb:

  14. PH and his message board regulars are the scum of the earth. He acts different when he goes on Network TV, but he has slowly and steadily become more volatile in what he blogs. I really have been thinking lately that he was losing it. Last week was the final straw for me when he posted nude unsencored sexual acts when you clicked on the comments section. The story was about the director of Milk and how wrong it was that another site posted pics of him having sex with his partner. The pictures Perez posted were blacked out slightly but in essence he was doing the same thing. He had a section you could click on if you wanted to see the pics uncensored, then another section for comments. When I went to click on the comments to complain ( I signed up just to complain about that), there were the uncensored pics in all their glory.I really was disgusted.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right, but this was just going to happen sooner or later. Sometimes words can hurt worse than fists.

  15. The story was about the director of Milk and how wrong it was that another site posted pics of him having sex with his partner.

    It was actually the writer of Milk, not the director.

  16. My list of people whose 15 minutes I can’t wait to be up keeps getting longer. But the pond scum known as Perez Hilton (even the name is horrifying) is right at the top of the list.

    It’s weird, because crazed and freakish gossip mongers used to be a staple of Hollywood and NY celeb scenes, and then it was kind of out of fashion for awhile. Or maybe the tabloids and paparazzi were anonymous. Now we’ve got celeb wannabes trying to make themselves celebs by virture of saying mean things about the very celebs they so desperately want to be.

    Sooner or later, ye olde chickens come home to roost. Are those chicken feathers I see in Perez’s hair?

    But, anyway, love Kelly. Love her even more for being funny and contributing to the eradication of pond scum. I hope.

  17. Well, Perez had to know that sooner or later, someone somewhere was going to hit him in the face. Not that I think it’s a good thing to punch people (although I do keep a running list in my head of people I’d like to punch in the face). I’m just actually kind of surprised it too this long for someone to finally lose their shit on Perez. He really is a vile human being.

    Kelly is awesome. She really, really is.

  18. I just adore Kelly in interviews. She’s got such a knack for getting away with saying slightly more “controversial” things because of her charm (she doesn’t condone violence, but she’s been hit in the face and didn’t cry about it– I love it). I think Adam has a bit of that as well. DC on the other hand, tends to toe the line in interviews a lot more– being diplomatic to the point of rarely taking a side with most things (e.g. America couldn’t get it wrong with either Adam or Kris, answering lots of questions with “yes and no”, etc.)

  19. I’m sure the list of celebrities laughing with glee over this incident is a LOOOOOOOOONG one. I hope Perez knows that the ONLY reason ANY of them tolerate him and behave nicely is so he’ll say nice things about him on his blog. Or in the hopes he won’t say anything at all.

    If you go on ONTD, they posted a statement from Perez’s lawyer

    http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/36489929.html

    “Rest assured that anyone who physically assaults Perez Hilton or encourages others to do so because they cannot handle a little criticism will be sued as quickly as I can type,”

    I think Perez is SCARED WITLESS that more and more celebs or celebs bodyguards are going to line up and kick is a$$ – because he knows he has it coming.

  20. I love Kelly and I loved her comments.

    As far as PH is concerned, I’d punch him and I’m a gentle soul and anti-violence. He’s a vile and disgusting person, a schoolyard and cyber bully who gives gays a bad name.

    He’s made a living out of harassing not only celebrities but anyone who doesn’t agree with him and suck up to him on his blogsite. He publishes commentor’s email addresses, names and workplaces and launches internet campaigns against them. I seriously hate him.

    Where do we send the flowers?

  21. Oh, and I’m SO glad that GLAAD is on his case. Perez Hilton is hands down THE WORST THING to happen to the gay community in the past decade. It absolutely DISGUSTS me that he acts like he’s the new millenium Harvey Milk at the same time he behaves like the vile gossip monger that he is.

    And the LAST straw for me was when he posted those sex act pictures of Dustin Lance Black. Ironically, the Oscar winning screenwriter of “Milk”. Someone who’s actually done a lot of REAL good for the gay community.

  22. I just fell in love with Kelly Clarkson all over again. She always keeps it real!

  23. I do not condone violence but I found myself wondering earlier today if there was any petition I could sign to give an award to the BEP’s manager. I’m thinking what does that say about me…. but since I’m reading a lot of similar feelings (and yay for you Kelly!), I’m thinking really some people are just vile and disgusting and there are times when even the most patient of people will get fed up.

    Additionally, the fact that PH used a popular person’s name first instead of the real culprit says a lot of about the his motives for making such a big issue out of this.

  24. And the LAST straw for me was when he posted those sex act pictures of Dustin Lance Black. Ironically, the Oscar winning screenwriter of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Milkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Someone whoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s actually done a lot of REAL good for the gay community.

    Completely agree…as if he couldn’t get any lower and then that.

    I admire Kelly’s humor and honesty.

  25. It’s been pointed out that when Perez twittered, he encouraged his followers to call the Toronto Police/equivalent of 911 on his behalf. Apparently that flooded the emergency services phone lines in Toronto.

    I wonder how many people in the city of Toronto were either denied or delayed emergency services because of Perez’s hissy fit? I swear, the city should sue.

  26. widz Jun 23rd, 2009 at 10:50 am

    John Mayerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s tweets to Perez Hilton are hilarious lmaoo.
    Some of the recent ones:
    http://i43.tinypic.com/2373gm.jpg

    LOL! This is the best one:

    “I also want to train you in an old martial art called “Never Call a Black Dude A Faggot Jitsu.” :lol_tb:

  27. I wonder how many people in the city of Toronto were either denied or delayed emergency services because of Perezà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hissy fit? I swear, the city should sue.

    They won’t, but that would be sweet poetic justice! The whole use of 911 and the Police for this narcissist’s drama is one part of the story that really pushed my buttons. The other was exactly what GLAAD said in their statement.

    Kelly, you rock!

  28. Wow, now GLAAD is “victimizing” you too Perez!? I must admit. I thoroughly enjoying watching this unfold. Do I dare hope this is the beginning of the end of Perez’s “career” as a famous blogger?

  29. PH represents no one but his stupid, exploiting, monkey-ass self.

    It must be clear: PH called will.i.am a faggot because that’s the slur that damages the most in the hip-hop community. Calling him n-word would have only marked PH as a racist himself.

    Stand-up guys like will.i.am and Kanye and P. Diddy and Akon, who go to clubs and deal in gay club music leave themselves open to guilt-by-association, yet they make club records so they will have international hits and they are really careful now not to be knuckleheads about gay people, and yet maintain their connection to the mainstream of hip-hop, which is certainly homophobic.

    So PH was taking a cynical, calculated, and especially hateful choice when using that word, he did it on purpose to try and damage will.i.am’s image in the homophobic part of the young black community. So he encourages homophobia in a part of the urban young, exactly where these guys are starting to bring people together, dancing to disco-ey songs like ‘I Gotta Feeling” and Lady GaGa who is pretty much owned by Akon.

    That’s the deeper meaning of why he now separates himself from the gay community at large and gets bitch-slapped by GLAAD for encouraging homophobia in the young hip-hop community.

  30. Wow so John Mayer actually has a good sense of humour, I thought he was a total douche himself, see good things come out of bad, I have seen the light.

  31. Stand-up guys like will.i.am and Kanye and P. Diddy and Akon, who go to clubs and deal in gay club music leave themselves open to guilt-by-association, yet they make club records so they will have international hits and they are really careful now not to be knuckleheads about gay people, and yet maintain their connection to the mainstream of hip-hop, which is certainly homophobic.

    So PH was taking a cynical, calculated, and especially hateful choice when using that word, he did it on purpose to try and damage will.i.amà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s image in the homophobic part of the young black community. So he encourages homophobia in a part of the urban young, exactly where these guys are starting to bring people together, dancing to disco-ey songs like à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹I Gotta Feelingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and Lady GaGa who is pretty much owned by Akon.

    THANK YOU. I feel the same way, but I didn’t post it here because I didn’t think many people here follow hip hop besides me. All those guys get much crap because they *gasp* are not afraid to be seen around gay people, especially P.Diddy and Kanye. Plus they like to wear dressy/preppier clothes and don’t try to come off as super macho all the time, so they must be gay, right? *rolls eyes*. That is why Perez went there with Will.I.Am, Will been dealing with those gay rumors in the hip hop community for a minute. And the fact that he did it in a public venue knowing a lot of people were watching was very intentional.

    And don’t get me started on his frequent use of my favorite code word: thug. What are you saying Perez? Peace loving neuvo-hippie Will.I.Am is now a violent criminal? Because he was a black man who was mad at you and actually raised his voice? So you felt “intimidated?”. Kiss.My.Ass.Perez. kthnxbybye.

    /Rant over

    Perez’s response to GLADD is highly amusing. Jerk.

  32. I’m very disappointed with Kelly’s attitude. Yes, Perez is an asshole. And, yes, I would like to clock him myself. But it’s wrong. This blaming the victim crap is bullshit. It’s the same shit women have been fighting against for years (“she talked back/swore at her husband/burned dinner”). Bullshit.

    Yes, what Perez said was violently abhorent. Especially give the highly charged homophobia that exists in the hip hop community. But nothing excuses hitting him and it should not be condoned.

    Do I think Perez played a roll in inciting the violence? Sure. But that does not excuse the violence.

    Am I surprised that no one has struck him before this? Yes. Given his propensity for dishing mean nasty shit up on his website and talking shit to people, I find it surprising that he hasn’t been a victim before this. Think of it like a reporter covering a war zone. If they do it long enough, their odds of getting shot/kidnapped go up. That doesn’t mean they deserve it. And Perez does not deserve to be physically attacked. No one does.

    That said, I do wish we had better laws on hand for dealing with speech. While free speech is good thing, speech can also be abusive and we need better ways of dealing with it while still permitting free expression.

  33. LOL at his reaction to GLAAD. Why does he expect an apology when he has never been apologetic for his douchebaginess? Just want this pest Perez to go away…ONTD is more up to date and has WAY better commentary than his pathetic site anyway! Gah.

    And yeah, why does he keep calling will.i.am a thug???

  34. He didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t deserve to get punched for it, but stillà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’calling Will.i.Am a f*ggot was just wrong.

    I think he did deserve it. I think it’s been a long tim coming. If that makes me a bad person, then so be it.

  35. I honestly can’t believe that PH doesn’t understand why GLAAD wants him to apologize for what he said. Really, Perez? Ugh.

  36. are you kidding me with that response to GLAAD?!?!

    come here, perez. let me take care of that other eye for ya.

    (ive already had my ticket to hell punched, i dont feel bad for saying it).

  37. Sometimes adults need spankings. Sometimes they get one. Perez got spanked. He deserved it.

    Sometimes adults need an ass whuppin’. Sometimes they get one. Perez did not get an ass whuppin’. Perez deserved an ass whuppin’ – long time ago.

    Sometimes adults get violently assulted. No one should get violently assualted. Perez did not get violently assulted. Perez did not deserve to get violently assaulted.

    The law justifies some bitch-slappin’ and ass-whuppin’ in most states; but, it is a matter of state law, so assault with caution. Many states have “fighting word” statutes: certain words or verbal attacks do justify a few bitch-slaps or even an ass whuppin’. There are other circumstances where a few bitch-slaps or AW’s may be justified under the law, but I pity your pocketbook if you have to justify your actions in court. The law everywhere disfavors any type uninvited touching of others.

    Of course, killing is justified in defense of your own life or the life of another.

    Bitch-slappin’ a dude who hurled “fighting words” at your buddy? The statute or law doesn’t protect you more than likely.

    Kelly’s response to the fracas is typical and reasonable under these circumstances and reflects how an average American jury would react. I would hate to pay the lawyer, but “not-guilty”.

  38. Sometimes adults need spankings. Sometimes they get one. Perez got spanked. He deserved it.

    Sometimes adults get violently assaulted. No one should get violently assualted. Perez did not get violently assulted. Perez did not deserve to get violently assaulted.

    Oh my god ppwars. I think I love you.

    That is exactly how I feel about it. Now mind you, I am not a person who has a problem with what Perez does for a living. Its not my thing and I think he can be unbelieveably mean, especially to children of celebrities and young girls in general, but whatever. He’s within his rights, its a free country, and he doesn’t make people read it. It’s all his opinion.

    But this situation is a bit different for me. If you use the war correspondent analogy from above, Perez would not simply be the guy doing his (knowingly dangerous) job. He would be the reporter who goes out to the neighborhood he was repeatedly warned to stay away from, and interviews the known kidnapper while bragging to said kidnapper how important he was to his paper back home. Of course kidnapping is still wrong, but in that case… you mean to tell me he doesn’t have the teeniest tiniest bit of culpability there? Or even better, he’s the reporter who goes and stands in front of a bunch of dirt poor guys with guns (and mouths to feed at home) in a worn torn neighborhood and THEN brags how much money he is worth to his newspaper while insulting everyone in sight, including some of the kids of the guys with guns. In this case, I don’t know if its fair to call pointing out his knucklehead behavior as “blaming the victim”. Especially if, after he is released after a full 1 hour of kidnapping without a scratch on him, he goes on a media tirade calling for the execution of the dirt poor war victims he baited and railing against the government for not cleaning up the neighborhood.

    He is an asshat. He needs to own up to his part of the stupidity, IMO.

  39. Poor Perez…he’s probably locked himself in his little apartment with a bucket of KFC and watching all his Golden Girls dvds just sobbing. I bet he’s even wearing his big girl panties and nothing else. Poor Perez…maybe when he feels better he can buy a rent boy…he’s accustomed to paying for companionship.

  40. Aw man! All he did was punch him!? Oh well. :cry_tb: Anyway… Go Kelly! How awesome is she? :clap_tb: :clap_tb: :clap_tb:

  41. But this situation is a bit different for me. If you use the war correspondent analogy from above, Perez would not simply be the guy doing his (knowingly dangerous) job. He would be the reporter who goes out to the neighborhood he was repeatedly warned to stay away from, and interviews the known kidnapper while bragging to said kidnapper how important he was to his paper back home. Of course kidnapping is still wrong, but in that caseà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ you mean to tell me he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have the teeniest tiniest bit of culpability there?

    I’m sorry, but journalists do meet with known terrorists and sometimes they get killed. A classic case is Daniel Pearl who was to meet with Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani about his reported ties to the Shoe Bomber. Instead, he was kidnapped and beheaded on video. He took risks, sure, but I still don’t think he deserved to be beheaded.

    Violence is never the answer. And justifying it by saying that being called gay is the worst thing in the world? Well, welcome to the 21st century when there is nothing wrong with being gay. Just laugh it off as the lamest insult you ever heard. If it loses it’s power as an insult, not only will it cease to be an insult, but a bunch of gay people can suddenly leap out of the closet. Yay!

    Perez was an a$$ to use it as an insult, but having your friend called gay is no jusification for punching somebody.

    Fight words with words. Or better yet, just ignore Perez. That’s what he fears the most.

  42. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m very disappointed with Kellyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s attitude. Yes, Perez is an asshole. And, yes, I would like to clock him myself. But ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s wrong. This blaming the victim crap is bullshit. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the same shit women have been fighting against for years (à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ she talked back/swore at her husband/burned dinnerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ). Bullshit.

    That argument doesn’t really apply. This was an argument between two MEN that escalated until a punch was thrown. Perez wasn’t a victim, he was an active participant who took his verbal assault a step too far and got exactly what logic and reason would suggest he would get. Perez is a bully. I don’t feel sorry for bullies who finally get put in their place by somebody bigger and badder than they are.

    This wasn’t a violent assault. He’s not hospitalized. He’s barely got a bruise. This was an argument that ended in a couple of punches. Perez needs to stop playing martyr.

  43. Perez ain’t no frickin’ war journalist. I’m actually appalled people are trying to compare him getting b!tchslapped to Daniel Pearl getting beheaded. Are you freakin’ KIDDING ME?

    Fight words with words. Or better yet, just ignore Perez. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what he fears the most.

    Unfortunately, in Perez’ mind more words on him (either positive or negative it doesn’t matter) is the equivalent of stroking his ego.

    But seeing his OTT reaction to the situation, I think right now what Perez fears the most is another a$$ whoopin’.

  44. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sorry, but journalists do meet with known terrorists and sometimes they get killed. A classic case is Daniel Pearl who was to meet with Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani about his reported ties to the Shoe Bomber. Instead, he was kidnapped and beheaded on video. He took risks, sure, but I still donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he deserved to be beheaded.

    But I’m not saying that. First of all, Perez was in no way anything close to “killed”. Second, Daniel Pearl was attempting to interview a Sheikh, not a known kidnapper of journalists, that he then triple dog dared to kidnap him. I also said that even in my extreme scenarios, kidnapping would still be wrong.

    And justifying it by saying that being called gay is the worst thing in the world?

    Didn’t say that either.

    Perez was an a$$ to use it as an insult, but having your friend called gay is no jusification for punching somebody.

    Again, I stated repeatedly that its not right to punch people. But here’s my problem with your line of reasoning. In just this short entry, you have equated Perez getting punched in the eye with beheading, killing, gay bashing and “Violence” (notice the capital V). Earlier domestic violence against women was used as a comparison. I believe that is WILDLY out of scale to what actually happened. Shit talking and the resulting punches in the nose are not even CLOSE to that level of brutality. To me, this is like 8 years old kids fighting in the playground and then getting permanently expelled from school under zero-tolerance statues. The reaction is wildly OTT to the actual event. I understand wanting to take a strong stand against physical violence, but FOR ME, sometimes such efforts fly in the face of common sense. The person who hit him should get some kind of fine and reprimand, but Perez himself is a grown man who needs to own up to creating a situation where it was begging to happen. No that word should not be an insult, no doubt. But he knew it would be taken that way and he deliberately used it in that fashion, knowing it would be inflammatory in the situation he was in. He’s a grown man and no, this is not black and white to me. He had a part in it, and he needs to own up. Bottom line, IMO.

  45. Perez ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t no frickinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ war journalist. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m actually appalled people are trying to compare him getting b!tchslapped to Daniel Pearl getting beheaded. Are you freakinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ KIDDING ME?

    I’m not comparing them. Somebody else did. They said that Perez deserved what he got just like journalists who meet with known kidnappers. Well, I’m refuting that argument that journalists who meet with suspected terrorists (and terrorists were kidnapping like crazy at that time in order to terrorize people) deserve what they get. Daniel Pearl is the most well-known example of this and I don’t know of any people who think he got what he deserved. I was appalled by the earlier argument and thought that maybe if I put a face to that argument, it might demonstrate how flawed it is.

    That said, I still don’t think we should applaud a guy for punching some other guy who called a third person gay. What kind of message is that?

    Unfortunately, in Perezà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ mind more words on him (either positive or negative it doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t matter) is the equivalent of stroking his ego.

    And that’s why I suggested that ignoring him is the best policy. I find him repugnant, so I don’t read his blog. I wouldn’t punch him in the face. He doesn’t deserve the satisfaction of getting me to respond and he’s not worth risking getting arrested for. Plus, I’m not in pre-school so I’ve learned more productive ways of dealing with my emotions.

  46. While I don’t condone MORE Perez a$$ whoopings, I’m kinda hoping that this incident is the first sign that people are fed up with Perez’s crap. I have yet to see any celebs back Perez up (probably because they all think he deserved it).

    Maybe slowly celebs will stop feeling the need to kiss his behind and Perez will ultimately end up passe and will no longer be invited to hang out with the “cool kids” he so desperately wants to be a part of.

  47. They said that Perez deserved what he got just like journalists who meet with known kidnappers. Well, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m refuting that argument that journalists who meet with suspected terrorists (and terrorists were kidnapping like crazy at that time in order to terrorize people) deserve what they get.

    That was me, AND THAT WAS NOT WHAT I SAID. I made up a scenario of a person who walks into a bad situation AND PROVOKES PEOPLE INTO DOING SOMETHING TO HIM. That is not Daniel Pearl or anyone else, in fact I don’t think that has ever happened. I AM NOT SAYING THAT A JOURNALIST RISKING THEIR LIFE TO GET A STORY DESERVES KIDNAPPING. I am saying in my made up scenario of a journalist going to someone who had kidnapped many journalists before them and then saying the equivalent of “kidnap me, you’ll get paid!” would have to accept some of the blame if he/she did in fact get kidnapped, even if the kidnappers were indeed wrong for doing so.

    I’m sorry to yell but I think my point here is getting missed. I was building on a scenario that someone else posted, that basically equated Perez with a war journalist, and I was trying to show how he cannot be equated to them because he was doing more that just doing his job. He was baiting someone into taking it further, IMO, and that is wrong to me, just like hitting someone is not good.

  48. Again, I stated repeatedly that its not right to punch people. But hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s my problem with your line of reasoning. In just this short entry, you have equated Perez getting punched in the eye with beheading, killing, gay bashing and à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Violenceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (notice the capital V).

    I’m sorry, I did not go down the road of likening Perez to a war correspondent. I had a problem with what was being said about war correpsondents. I found it outrageous. I did not link the two. Perhaps I should have responded in two seperate posts so that it wouldn’t have seemed like I was agreeing with the OPs analogy, because I don’t.

    And I wasn’t the one claiming that the hip-hop scene is homophobic. I merely took exception to people claiming that that since it is homophobic (I don’t even know if that’s true), that being called gay is the most damaging thing will.i.am could be called which seems to imply that’s why somebody not even involved in the argument was somehow justified in punching Perez. To me, that makes the entire incident even worse.

    It must be clear: PH called will.i.am a faggot because thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the slur that damages the most in the hip-hop community

    Yes, and by reacting the way they did, it seems to imply that will.i.am and his buddies do think that being called gay is a slur. Should have just shrugged it off, IMO.

  49. Perez should be charged under the appropriate “disturbing the peace” statutes. Other minor charges are possible as well.

  50. Yes, and by reacting the way they did, it seems to imply that will.i.am and his buddies do think that being called gay is a slur. Should have just shrugged it off, IMO.

    Hmmmm……. Will.i.am wasn’t arrested or charged with anything. Only a touring manager. Plus, being black, there are worst things to be called than that…..

    As far as Perez’s rationalization of calling Will.i.am that word is stupid and wrong. A gay man using gay as a negative is just well……. stupid.

    And I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t the one claiming that the hip-hop scene is homophobic.

    Whoever claimed that is wrong.

  51. Hmmmmà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. Will.i.am wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t arrested or charged with anything. Only a touring manager.

    Very true. I should have just said that it made an implication against the touring manager. Will.i.am himself and the rest of his buddies may have been okay with it.

    As far as Perezà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s rationalization of calling Will.i.am that word is stupid and wrong. A gay man using gay as a negative is just wellà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. stupid

    Yep, totally stupid. He has no justification at all. Way to re-inforce that being gay is a negative. Perez is an a$$.

    Still, punching him is not the answer.

  52. And I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t the one claiming that the hip-hop scene is homophobic. I merely took exception to people claiming that that since it is homophobic (I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even know if thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s true), that being called gay is the most damaging thing will.i.am could be called which seems to imply thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s why somebody not even involved in the argument was somehow justified in punching Perez. To me, that makes the entire incident even worse.

    The entire hip-hop scene is not homophobic. But a portion of it is, and Will.I.Am as well as the others mentioned have had issues with that part of the community.

    And its not that it was “the most damaging this he could say” in the sense I think you mean it. The point is, there are a few hip-hop artists willing to step out on a limb and be gay-friendly, and Will.I.Am is one of them. The fact that Perez was willing to use a gay slur that would provoke ridicule from the most homophobic part of the hip-hop community is odious, IMO. In one stroke, he completely undermined everything these guys are trying to do. And Perez, himself, IS GAY.

    As for the rest, I think you are making a leap with the use of the word justified. Again, the guy who punched him should get punished. But it is not an endorsement of the punchee’s behavior to say that in a heated, drunken situation, you probably shouldn’t tell someone you don’t respect them, they are not an artist, use the f word and then claim pure innocence when perhaps someone close to them hits your obnoxious ass. In the real world as opposed to the ideal one, them’s fighting words. It is possible for both parties to be in the wrong here, IMO.

    ETA: Oh, by all accounts, Will.I.Am did walk away after Perez called him the f word. It was presumably the manager that hit him.

  53. How ironic is it that, according to TMZ, Perez Hilton is a former employee of GLAAD? If he now thinks it’s OK to go around hurling the F-bomb as an insult, I guess we can understand why he no longer works there.

  54. It is possible for both parties to be in the wrong here, IMO.

    I totally agree. That’s why I’m not sending flowers to either party.

  55. Way to go Kelly girl!! Hell come on, this has turned into such a politically correct society it’s nauseating. Will.i.am’s manager shouldn’t have hit PH, but in anger it happened. You know the celebrity community has to be thrilled about this. It’s like a bully on the playground who finally gets decked one day. Everybody on the playground goes home at night and dreams of doing it, but knows it’s wrong. But you sure in the hell are thrilled when it happens!

  56. The whole thing is just so tacky. I wish Kelly had just stayed out of it. Blech.

  57. VIDEO: Celebs take sides after Perez Hilton was assaulted in fight with Will.i.am

    Link

  58. So Perez is now calling Will.i.am a “thug”? Is that because he is black? I definitely hear some racial undertones to Perez’s response to GLAAD. Perez sure does hit all the hot points in his attempt to keep this mostly contrived controversy alive as long as possible.

  59. So Perez is now calling Will.i.am a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“thugà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ? Is that because he is black?

    Of course. lol

    This back and forth between John Mayor and Perez Hilton on twitter is quite interesting. Mayer is hilarious! the rollingstone has put all of the tweets in order.

    Link

  60. How is it that every time this one opens her mouth, she makes me love her even more? ;-)

  61. Thanks for that, will. I’m not impressed.

    Here’s the thing…

    No one should have hit Perez. That’s a given. But lets get realistic here. He was baiting people outside of a night club at 3am in the morning. Who knows how many adult beverages were consumed by both sides. He says that he felt threatened, yet then he tosses out gay slurs? I’m sorry, that doesn’t add up for me. If I felt threatened, the last thing would do is provoke. That’s human nature, and I doubt that he felt that threatened. Yet, none of us know what he thinks, so I’ll give him that.

    As I’ve said again and again, I think he should apologize to the city of Toronto and their emergency system for clogging up the lines. He hasn’t addressed that at all. I think the result of that action was potentially more dangerous than any situation he felt he was in. To me, that’s a more serious crime. False 911 calls are considered crimes in some places.

    Finally, I hope w.i.a sues him for slander. I’m not sure how that works, but for him to twitter that he was attacked by will.i.am when he obviously wasn’t is just gross to me and a scream for attention. Either he knew who he was attacked by or he didn’t. And I don’t subscribe to guilt by association.

  62. Perez is such a cry baby. Yes violence is never the answer but all he got was a little sucker punch that gave him a little scratch to the face it’s not like he was stabbed or shot

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