Perez Hilton is apologizing for the gay slur he hurled at Will.I.Am and his camp, which incited Sunday night's melee after the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto.
He's apologizing with an asterisk, however.
GLAAD, the organization who asked the celebrity gossip lightning rod for an apology a couple of days ago, is deliberately excluded from Hilton's mea culpa.
Perez says he's totally sorry for using the f-word that resulted in him getting assaulted (by Polo Molina, allegedly) and says he'll never use the word again.
He continues to insist that he, the victim, should not be mocked for getting his ass whomped, clearly upset that no one feels sorry for him after all this.
Below is the apology Perez posted today. He simply wrote this one, rather than recording another lame video statement (which Zac Efron spoofed earlier).
Do you agree with what Perez says?
"People make mistakes. I have made many in my life, but this past week I have made more than I can count on one hand.
I am sorry. And I mean it. No one is forcing me to write this.
I am not feeling pressured to say this. I am speaking out because I realize that the last few days have been more hurtful to me - and many others - than the repeated blows I suffered to my head in Toronto this past weekend.
I have been filled with incredible sadness and regret.
I am sorry that any good work I have done for promoting equality may be tainted by me reclaiming a hurtful word - that's been personally used against me and the gay community - to hurt someone that was verbally attacking me. It was stupid.
Apologizing for me is not easy. Writing this was not easy. Life is not easy. But everything happens for a reason and I will take away valuable lessons from this.
Violence is never the answer. Never. Victims should not be mocked.