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Is Anyone Else Sick Of Perez Hilton’s Misogynist Bullshit?

Posted by Clem Bastow on July 11, 2008

Okay, I try to limit my posts about Perez Hilton on any of my blogs (and I certainly won’t be giving him any click-through traffic), because I don’t think he needs the extra attention. But I’m just about reaching boiling point when it comes to his constant sexist, misogynist and frequently homophobic crap.

For example (from a piece on Ethan Hawke marrying his children’s former nanny):

Now, the pregnant whore has finally married Ethan in a ceremony that took place last month in New York City, as we told you, the actor’s rep has now confirmed.

Or from a piece on Jessica Biel’s Harper’s Bazaar cover:

They did manage to make her look more feminine, though, and less like a dog.

Or Rose McGowan:

The pair met and fell in love on the set of the film Grindhouse. Rodriguez was married at the time and McGowan was the homewrecker.

I don’t think I need to go on, or mention things like calling Cynthia Nixon’s partner Christine Marinoni “The Hobbit”, or Brooke Hogan “Tranny”.

As he becomes more and more famous/”powerful”, it seems there are fewer and fewer voices questioning this side of what he does.

I realise that the gossip/celebrity “news” world isn’t exactly the most right on at the best of times, but I find Perez’s dribblings particularly distasteful. It’s the gossip mags’ deal to draw hot pink arrows pointing to “cellulite” (and so on), but Perez takes it to a different, far more alarming level. I find Perez’s constant use of terms like “bitch”, “dog”, “slut”, “fag”, “whore” and “homewrecker” abhorrent. Naturally the comments on each of his scribblings degenerate into a cesspit of hate speech and viciousness.

It would be very interesting to do a ‘word cloud’ of and see how many times those sorts of sexist/homophobic terms came up. Fairly regularly, I’d predict.

Am I the only one who feels like this?


One Response to “Is Anyone Else Sick Of Perez Hilton’s Misogynist Bullshit?”

  1. Sunshine said

    No Clem, you’re not the only one who feels like this.
    Have you read ‘Brief Interviews With Hiddeous Men’ by David Foster Wallace? Brilliant short stories that work the whole ‘language as a form of violence’ thing.

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