Perez Hilton Represents…

Two weeks ago, I re-tweeted a disgusting little piece of Perez:

Hey, Zac Efron, if you wanna make a sex tape, I’m available!
7:07 AM Jun 19th from web

Perez Hilton

I retweeted it and said to other parents: Your kids know who this is and like him.

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Today, Andrew Breitbart writes an excellent piece about identity politics using Perez Hilton as Exhibit “A”. He says:

If there is a person behaving more destructively in popular culture than Mario Lavandeira, I cannot think of one. He has used cruelty as a crass mechanism to build up his own celebrity and has utilized political correctness to protect himself while using it as a weapon to dehumanize those he doesn’t agree with.

Mr. Lavandeira has used his sexual orientation as a shield to deflect criticism. But in the process he has hurt the cause of gay rights. That is why the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation took the Black Eyed Peas’ side. When GLAAD is at the forefront of a movement that actively scorns “hate” – or, as the bumper stickers call it, H8 – it’s impossible to defend the behavior of a gay activist who so actively practices it.

If as a society we are to continue making strides towards tolerance of all people, GLAAD has taken an admirable step in condemning hate’s most avid practitioner of hateful speech. While the Black Eyed Peas showed us that we can fight fire with fire, “Perez Hilton” has exposed the paradox of the activist left’s tolerance movement: You can’t fight H8 with H8.

People like cruelty. In a culture where failure is glorified (Dumbass videos), Perez Hilton fits right in. There is a reason why class warfare finally played this last election cycle. People want the rich to go down. People enjoy seeing the mighty fall.

Perez Hilton has been popular because he’s reflecting the culture…and then, of course, he gets the power, eventually, to create it, too.

While Perez Hilton is a disgusting creature, the sleazy American impulse he represents is even more vile.

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