Perez Hilton can deliver some fairly hurtful insults when it comes to celebrities but after the recent rash of gay suicides he’s had a change of heart and attitude. In fact, after Tyler Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge upon learning a sexual encounter he had with another male had been streamed live on the internet, Hilton felt compelled to take a good hard look at himself.
(Click here for more on Tyler Clementi’s story.)
Hilton, who is gay, spoke to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show (October 13) and said, “Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying. 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.”
Hilton also went on to say, “I’m going to do things differently on my website than I have in the past. I’m not going to call people nasty nicknames. I’m not going to go the mean route. I’m going to force myself to be funnier or smarter…not out people.”
While many may be skeptical of Hilton’s change of heart, and rightfully so, Hilton sounds determined to do things differently. He even goes on his website to explain how he will approach his business differently and avoid being a bully.
(Click here to view Perez Hilton’s Twitter Account in which he has over 2.5 million followers and explains how he will now be different.)
Hilton was negatively conducive with outing Lance Bass and Neil Patrick Harris, and is also known for his ugly remarks about stars like Lindsay Lohan whom he’s dubbed as “Lindsanity”.
Perez has also referred to Jennifer Aniston as “Chinnifer Maniston” and attacked Demi Moore’s daughter, Rumer Willis, calling her a “Potato Head.”