Perez Hilton Is a Hypocrite

In case you missed it, there’s a whole bunch of controversy surrounding Miss USA first runner-up, Miss California, Carrie Prejean.  During the interview portion of Sunday night’s competition, she was asked by gossip columnist Perez Hilton, one of the judges, her thoughts on gay marriage.  To this, she answered honestly (although rather awkwardly and maybe not politically correctly), “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”

Her answer got a mixed reaction of boos and cheers from the audience, and immediately sparked controversy after the show, from a shouting match in the lobby of the Las Vegas hotel in which the ceremony took place, to every news outlet speculating that her remarks were the reason that she didn’t win the crown.

However, the most amount of heat Prejeaan has faced is from Perez Hilton himself, who’s attacked her on his blog and Twitter, calling her names like “dumb b***h”.  He’s even appeared on practically every major news show this morning, such as Good Morning America, Today, and The Early Show, as well as last night’s Larry King Live.

I understand why he’s upset with her answer–especially since it’s not an answer I personally agree with, either–but I do think that Perez is going a little overboard with this one.  I mean, isn’t he sort of acting like a hypocrite?  He spouts hate every day on his site, cutting people down for what they wear, the decisions they make in their personal lives and even how they look. He spreads rumors and ruins people’s reputations.

He doesn’t do this because he believes in it or was raised to believe in it; he does it to make money and to become the exact celebrity he tears apart day after day.

Yet, as soon as someone goes against something he believes strongly in, he goes off the deep end and makes this girl out to be totally evil?  Just because her opinion isn’t the same as his?

So let me get this straight, Perez: YOU’RE allowed to hate on everyone in Hollywood every single day on your site for the simple reason of making some money, but because this girl has religious beliefs that go against your own, she’s all of a sudden the bad guy? Yes, it is OK to disagree with her, but she is not a bitch for having an opinion, especially one based on her religious beliefs.

Like I said before, I don’t agree with Miss California’s opinion, either, but do I think she’s a bad person just because our opinions differ? No. I think she tried her best to not be too offensive (she even threw in a “No offense” just in case), while staying true to her beliefs.

Maybe Perez finally knows what it’s like to be on the other side of things. It’s not so funny, is it?

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