When you’re a celebrity and you screw up in public, a follow-up is a great opportunity to apologize, reassure your fans, and to quiet down your haters.
Or, you know, you can just dig that hole even deeper.
And that, it seems, is what Perez Hilton has chosen to do in the video below.
So, Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby. Because 2017 is nuts anyway, so this might as well happen. Sure.
Reportedly, she’s expecting a baby girl who’s due in February of 2018.
Kylie hasn’t seen fit to confirm the news. No one in the family has, which is … frustrating.
It’s also frustrating news to a lot of fans who hate to see Kylie make what they believe is such a poor choice.
After all, Kylie is only 20, even if, yeah, she has basically unlimited resources and also a large family.
And then there’s the fact that Travis Scott is Kylie’s rebound guy — after she finished dating Tyga for what felt like decades.
Most people limit their comments to "yikes" or "lol" or basically anything other than what Perez Hilton opted to do.
Perez Hilton basically said that Kylie Jenner should get an abortion. Because … ugh. Of course he did.
In fact, let’s not paraphrase — here were his exact words:
"If I were Kris Jenner, I would tell that girl to get an abortion!"
It was part of a lengthy video post (oh gosh, Perez’s videos are so long … like, I talk a lot, but even Perez’s "short" videos are way too long), but that was obviously the standout line.
As you can imagine, he got a huge backlash, and not just from the anti-abortion crowd.
Because literally the whole point of "my body my choice" is that nobody should get told what to do with their own damn uterus.
Anyway, the clapback was well-deserved, and Perez really should have been thinking carefully about his posts.
Like, this was barely a week after he stirred up controversy by inviting followers to body-shame Bella Thorne.
Some might accuse him of having a fondness for cyberbullying celebrities who are too young to drink.
So, Perez decided to "clarify things" in a video below.
He rambles about anti-abortion politicians (who are not relevant to this conversation at all) and talks about fatherhood and being a parent (which is kind of relevant)
But … as you’ll see below, he’s not doing a great job of walking back what he said.
So, before, people interpreted what he’d said as "Kylie Jenner should get an abortion!"
He said that what he actually meant was:
"What I meant to say if I didn’t say it accurately is that, if I were her mother, I would’ve told Kylie Jenner to get an abortion when they found out in July."
That’s not actually better, my guy.
Perez Hilton is missing the point that it’s no more Kris Jenner’s business what Kylie does with her uterus and its alleged contents than it is his.
The stage of the pregnancy and who is trying to tell her what to do with her own body doesn’t matter.
Perez Hilton is welcome to call Kylie’s potential parenting skills into question all that he likes.
(Though, honestly, in addition to a sizable family support network and enough money to buy a small army of nannies, Kylie is really good with dogs and that gives us high hopes for her maternal skills)
You can be 100% pro-choice under all circumstances (I am) and still be disgusted by a man suggesting that anyone, even Kris Jenner, should have tried to convince her child to get an abortion.
That is, to me, every bit as bad as suggesting that someone should talk her out of an abortion.
If Kylie had asked "what should I do," then sure. But you don’t volunteer an opinion about someone else’s uterus. Wait for them to ask.
Perez Hilton saw the backlash but missed the point.