Hey, remember when Perez Hilton was one of the leading voices in trying to get Isaiah Washington fired from Grey's Anatomy because he used the word "faggot"? More than a leading voice, Perez launched a full-scale campaign to demonize Washington as an "angry man," a "hater," and the devil. He was one of the most offended of the gays, someone who just couldn't stand that level of homophobia, who thought that it had absolutely no place in the public discourse, who promoted a petition to get Washington fired....
Well, until this weekend, when he called Will.I.Am the same:
you're not a fucking artist ... you're a fucking faggot
GLAAD released a statement condemning Hilton, as they would have done for any other celebrity who called someone else a "faggot" on video, saying "it sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes." Well, yeah. It's already pretty dumb that Hilton would call someone else a faggot, since he's gay, but considering his history with the word it makes even less sense. It's hard not to see him as one of those gays who so desperately wants to be accepted he'll toss around some homophobia to get attention.
Anyway, he responded to GLAAD saying that they've further "victimized" him: