If you think your opinion of Perez Hilton couldn’t be any lower, you’ll probably change your mind after reading what he tells Advocate writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis about his dust-up with the Black Eyed Peas, during which he called their lead vocalist a “faggot.”
But Perez tells me that, in the heat of the moment that night, he almost chose to use a different word. “I thought about calling him the n word,” he says over the phone a week after the incident, “but I thought the f word was even worse. I was so filled with hate at that moment because I was hated on so much, and I reacted in the worst way possible. Then I went on to make a bunch of other mistakes. I shouldn’t have made the video. I shouldn’t have released so many statements. But what’s come out of all of this is that I’ve learned so much about myself, and I’m in a much better place. I’m actually thankful that it happened.”
Impressive! He only “thought about” using the n-word! He restrained his racism! Hilton goes on to compare himself to Madonna, saying that like her, he will “soldier on” no matter how much he is hated. That’s a lot of soldiering.