Apparently a black eye wasn’t enough for GLADD to forgive Perez Hilton for calling The Black Eyed Peas Will. I. Am. a “f*ckin f*ggot” during an altercation at an after party for Toronto’s Much Music Video Awards this past weekend.
The Gay Rights organization is demanding an apology from Hilton for his anti-gay slur calling it dangerous to legitimize the use of such a slur.
In a statement, GLADD said the following; “These are vulgar anti-gay slurs that feed a climate of hatred and intolerance toward our community. For someone in our own community to use it to attack another person by saying that it is, quote, ‘The worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear,’ is incredibly dangerous. It legitimizes use of a slur that is often linked to violence against our community. And it sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes.”
“We have reached out to Hilton and asked him to apologize for promoting this anti-gay slur, and we would ask media outlets to avoid repetition of the slur in their coverage of this story.”
Perez Hilton is at the center of the rights movement for the gay community, and will likely attribute this to a heat of the moment mishap.
A manager of The Black Eyed Peas turned himself in and was booked on the assault of the celebrtiy blogger.