In this image released by Perez Hilton, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is shown with an injury beneath his eye, Monday, June 22, 2009, in Toronto. Hilton, whose name is real is Mario Lavandeira, says he got into argument with Fergie and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas at a Toronto nightclub early Monday and was punched outside the club by Polo Molina, the band’s manager. Additional marks on the side of Hilton’s head and forehead, are from pink paint he wore while attending the MuchMusic Video Awards. (AP Photo/Perez Hilton)
Perez Hilton isn’t apologizing for using a gay slur, and says he’s never claimed to be a spokesperson for the gay community.
The celebrity blogger said in a statement Tuesday that he will continue to say things upsetting to gay and straight people alike. The comments came after the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called for Hilton to apologize for unleashing the word during an altercation with Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am.
Hilton said he felt physically threatened and sought the most hurtful thing he could say during the confrontation at a Toronto nightclub early Monday. Police charged the band’s tour manager with assault for allegedly punching Hilton.
Hilton said he did what he thought best to stand up for himself.
So basically he just added to the use of the “F” word as a slur! I wonder if will.i.am called him that how he would have reacted????