Earlier today, Miley Cyrus sent a message to the world: I am not a slut.
Now, Perez Hilton has a message of his own: I am not a distributor of child pornography!
The latter statement is needed because the self-absorbed, immature celebrity gossip blogger has been accused of Tweeting an uncensored photo of Miley's crotch.
In an insincere, lame video on his website today, Perez said: "Do you think I'm stupid enough to post a photo of Miley if she's not wearing any underwear down there? No! Sure I like to seem controversial, but I don't want to go to jail."
He then published the following circled photo, which depicts Miley in the same outfit as she wore in the original, scandalous picture (below, left) and supposedly proves she was wearing underwear all along:
Click on the above photos to enlarge them. Does this put an end to Underwear Gate?
None of this changes the fact that Hilton is an absolute tool. He offers nothing interesting or creative on his blog, relying on such pathetic gimmicks as upskirt shots and penis drawings to get attention.
At this point, there's no real chance of Perez receiving any legal punishment, although a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney told Salon.com that it was "suicidal" for the blogger to distribute the image.
"We're not talking about a misdemeanor," Jeffrey Douglas said. "You don't have to know what the definition of the law is; all you have to do is knowingly distribute the photograph."
If you're curious about the definition of douche bag, by the way, don't bother opening up a dictionary. Just find a photo of Perez Hilton.