Amazingly, the exact instant in which Perez Hilton got punched in the dome during an altercation with the Black Eyed Peas was captured in the photograph below.
The image clearly shows Perez wincing as he was getting socked with a clenched fist, or a nanosecond after the fact. The terrified look on his face tells it all.
It is not clear:
- Who the fist belongs to (Perez claims the Peas' manager, Polo Molina, threw the punch after the blogger and will.i.am got into an argument in Toronto).
- Whether that is in fact Lady Gaga on the left.
We've seen the video of the Perez-will.i.am fight after the MuchMusic Awards, now here's the photo taken as heated words escalated into a violent melee:
Guess Perez Hilton wasn't lying about being punched in the head. Whether the pink-haired' one's conduct is to blame for the violent incident is another subject.
The incident ended with the celebrity gossip magnate Tweeting his followers for help, and police eventually arresting Polo Molina for the assault on Hilton.
Perez and will.i.am were allegedly arguing over his coverage of the Black Eyed Peas and his blog when Hilton called will.i.am a f**got, sparking the attack.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is furious at Perez, who is gay, for his use of that slur, and asked that Hilton make an apology.
But now Perez is ticked at GLAAD and says they should apologize.
He said in a statement:
"I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent."
"While I doubt I will get an apology from GLAAD, nor do I expect one, I hope people know how difficult it is to intellectualize a situation and think rationally when a thug disguised as a musician is screaming at your face and intimidating you."
"I am just very fortunate and grateful that nothing more serious happened to me."
Do you sympathize with Perez that the altercation turned violent and he was hit? Or did he deserve what he got? Whose side are you on?