I’m sure you’ve already heard that celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, a.k.a. Mario Lavandeira, was punched in the face recently by will.i.am’s manager when he called the Black Eyed Peas member a “f–king faggot” during a heated argument. Hilton has been called out by gay rights activists for using the slur, but the ladies over at Jezebel are asking the question that I’ve been pondering (and fussing about) for months — Why does Perez Hilton get a pass on misogyny?
Hilton throws around the b-word, constantly calls women hos and we just sit back and laugh. Maybe it’s because we see him as just one of the girls, but this hardly makes it right. I don’t care who you are — male or female, gay or straight — disparaging women is not cute.
Check out the Jezebel post and let me know what you think.