Might we be seeing a new side to Perez Hilton?
Following a rash of recent suicides by gay men, most notably that of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, the blogger has been posing anti-bullying messages on his website. For example, check out Kim Kardashian's message HERE.
"Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying," Hilton tells Ellen DeGeneres on an episode of that host's talk show that airs today. "In doing so, a lot of people have called me a hypocrite and a bully myself and a big one... From now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem."
Meaning what, exactly?Perez didn't get specific, but he would need to overhaul his entire blogging style in order to make a change toward the positive.
This is a man notorious for drawing penises on photos, referring to stars by insulting nicknames (e.g. "Maniston"), trying to out other gays (he forced Neil Patrick Harris out of the closet in 2006 by asking men to report intimate stories about the actor to him) and posting inappropriate pics of underage celebs (see flap, Miley Cyrus).
Is he capable of such adjustments? Can Perez Hilton - gasp! - be nice? Watch this message from Hilton on the topic and check out his segment with Ellen below: