I used poor judgment and probably should not have posted the photo.
That's all Perez Hilton had to say about this week's Miley Cyrus upskirt picture scandal, in which the blogger Tweeted an image that suggested the 17-year old singer wasn't wearing underwear. Utter that one sentence and the controversy would go away.
But this is Perez Hilton, of course. He craves controversy and the attention it brings. Therefore, during his appearance on The Joy Behar Show last night, he spent almost nine minutes defending his actions, saying of the pic:
"It was showing Miley getting out of the car in an un-ladylike fashion. That was funny and keeping with her shocking behavior of late."
Perez went on to explain his side of the situation. He said:
- He did not pixelate or photoshop anything.
- He did not take the photo or even publish it originally. He simply linked to another website and that website was the one that took the picture down.
- He'd do it again and would publish the image on his blog right now if he had a deal with the agency that snapped it.
- It's "insulting to children" to insinuate that a shot of Cyrus exiting a car, without any nudity actually depicted, would be considered child pornography.
Hilton disagreed with Behar that the entire incident is "none of his business" because he said Miley was at a video shoot with paparazzi around and has "been around the block" often enough to understand what happens when cameras are around.