Acting maturely for a change, Miley Cyrus has chosen to pretty much blow off this week's Perez Hilton photo scandal.
Her simple response to that blogger Tweeting an upskirt picture of her on Tuesday? He's just an idiot.
But ABC has reacted to Hilton's idiotic move in a harsher way, hitting the loser where it counts: in the wallet. The network has removed a banner ad for The View from Perezhilton.com.
Said a source close to the situation:
"It's not a matter of whether you like [Perez Hilton] or not, it has to do with the morality of the issue. Miley is a minor, period. There are ethics involved in running an ad on a site that potentially violated the rights of a minor, and that is what the conversation is about at the network level."
That makes sense to us, but not to Perez, of course.
He's followed up his insincere apology to Miley and the public with this statement:
"I find it odd that an advertiser would choose to pull an ad off my site because the photo in question, which was not pornographic and showed a fully clothed Miley Cyrus, was not posted on my website or even linked from my site."
How will each side move on? Perez will continue to enjoy the free publicity this scandal has allotted him, addressing it tonight on The Joy Behar Show.
Cyrus, meanwhile, will perform a duet with Bret Michaels on Good Morning America tomorrow.
Who would have thought a 17-year old would be the mature one in this feud? And who would have thought we'd ever take Miley's side in anything? That seems to be the silver lining when it comes to Perez Hilton at least:
His utter douche baggery can bring people together in mutual hatred.