Perez Hilton has come around a bit on Miley Cyrus, who he has been quite critical of at times, following her respectable hosting of Saturday Night Live.
“I watched clips online,” he said. “I am Team Miley."
The turning point? "Once I stopped projecting onto her that which I wanted her to be and accepted her for whom she is right now, I thoroughly enjoy her."
"I’ve disassociated the Hannah Montana of the past. I’ve let go of any inkling of her being remotely a role model, and I just embrace her as the white Rihanna."
What does that mean, exactly? Explains the celebrity gossip expert: "Rihanna is not perfect. Rihanna has done a lot of things I don’t like. But I love Rihanna.”
Rihanna has yet to respond to the comparison ... but there's no doubt she can Twerk up a storm in her own right. In fact, she sort of shames Miles.
No offense, Miles. But the bad girl bar has been set high.
“I think it’s a good tactic if you want publicity,” said Perez Hilton. “Miley is 20. So a 20-year-old is going to respond in a very feisty manner. And she did."
"And Miley also has an album coming out this Tuesday," he notes, regarding Bangerz. "So, she is also going to milk what happened for publicity."
"I think Sinead’s intentions behind her original letter," which encouraged Miley not to be a naked prostitute for the industry, "came from a good place."
"But the way she executed it, saying [Miley] is being exploited and a prostitute, that was wrong, because she obviously came from a misinformed place.”