Perez Hilton frequently strikes in me the image of a dog whimpering and covering its genitals with its tail. Every so often a story comes up where he seems to be bickering with someone over some incendiary thing he said. That I can respect — there are far too many fussy assholes out there who want to complain because they can. I despise how frequently it seems that Perez retracts his statements and claims he is a victim. Wait a few days, we’ll see if that’s the case this time.
On Twitter, Perez posted a scene of an allegedly homosexual scrum from a talk show and commented “Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman!” When dissenters complained (like I said, fussy assholes), Perez upped the ante and posted: “Some present logical arguments but then Hitler attempted to justify the holocaust too.”
From there, all the other rags were attacking Hilton for “comparing black women to Hitler.” Don’t get me wrong — I think Perez is a moron — but allowing people to run with the ball this far and this hard would be irresponsible of me. We love to infer ridiculous “commentary” from words rather than writing them off as the ramblings of someone not competent to utter them (which is most of us). I don’t think Perez Hilton is smart enough to be afforded this much controversy, but neither are his detractors.
We should all just shut up and get back to complaining about, you know, other stuff.
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