Now, while I don’t normally advocate random acts of violence (you, in the back! Stop giggling!) I have to say that in the case of Perez Hilton, I support savage beatings on general principle. The man is, frankly, scum. He alone makes me think, for just a moment “Maybe that Rev Phelps guy has a point”… His continued existence sets back the gay-rights movement years – if not decades.
He put out an apology – of sorts – and the only bit that wasn’t self-serving (well, wasn’t entirely self-serving) was the following:
“I will be donating any money collected from my lawsuit against Polo Molina, road manager for the Black Eyed Peas, to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.”
Matt Shepard, in case you forgot, was a gay teen who was savagely beaten to death in Wyoming back in 1998 (his killers tried to beat the murder rap by claiming “gay rage” – they were so homophobic/closeted they went nuts an killed the gay guy, which the court rightly called a pile of bullshit). Matt’s mom runs the foundation, and unfortunately for Perez, she is possessed with a sense of decency. Here are some choice bits of the statement the Foundation put out:
We had no advance notice or contact from Mr. Hilton or his representatives regarding this proposal, nor any communication since he posted this plan to his website. We do not know the details of the lawsuit, whether it has been filed, the nature of his claims or the likely outcome. But because the lawsuit presumably involves the physical attack prompted by Mr. Hilton’s admitted use of an anti-gay slur, the Foundation will be unable to accept any funds obtained in such a manner.
…we also feel compelled to point out that use of epithets can often lead to physical violence, as it appears it may have in this case, and that the Matthew Shepard Foundation has worked for more than 10 years to bring to people’s attention the consequences of hateful or intolerant language.”
Tyler Durden of wwtdd.com has the most accurate quote regarding the entire affair:
If you’re a gay guy in the news because someone punched you, and the most prominent gay rights organization has asked you to apologize, and a charity who works to end violence against gay people won’t take money from you, I think it’s safe to say you’re a piece of shit.
Amen. Maybe if other people that Perez treats like crap slapped the taste out of his mouth, he’s act like less of a pile of crap. Prejean alone should get a couple of free swings…